Q&A: Dr. Alice Wuermli

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The LEGO Foundation recently awarded a $100 million grant to Sesame Workshop, the International Rescue Committee (IRC), BRAC, and Global TIES for Children to provide play-based early childhood development services to children affected by the global refugee crisis. The new award builds on existing partnership and on a previous $100 million grant from the John D. and Catherine MacArthur […]

The LEGO Foundation awards $100M to Sesame Workshop, IRC, BRAC, and Global TIES for Children

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We’re thrilled to announce that the LEGO Foundation provided a $100 million grant to expand a research partnership between Sesame Workshop, BRAC, the International Rescue Committee, and Global TIES for Children, an international research center embedded within IHDSC. The LEGO Foundation’s grant builds on existing partnership, and on a previous $100 million grant from the John […]

Making Research ‘EQUAL’ to Address the Global Learning Crisis

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The world faces a learning crisis. The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) indicates that 230 million adolescents – 61% of the world’s youth – will not reach minimum proficiency levels in lower secondary schooling. This is a colossal tragedy for the world’s sustainability. Without a next generation with the capability to participate […]

Global TIES for Children & IRC Release Niger Impact Report

Education is valuable to children and families affected by emergency situations, and is a critical aspect of humanitarian support. The international community is interested in increasing long-term aid for education in emergencies and to focus the education response on education quality – where should funders and agencies invest their scarce time and resources? Without robust […]