LEGO Foundation pledges $23 million to drive access to quality education

The LEGO Foundation has announced their latest charitable donation, with a huge sum of money going towards inclusive access to quality education for children.

The LEGO Foundation has pledged $23 million to the Global Partnership for Education fund in the hopes to motivate other companies and groups to do the same. The money will be used to train and develop education systems in lower-income countries.

“We are delighted to be contributing to the GPE fund. We truly believe we can create the biggest impact for children if we work together. Through a collaborative spirit, a commitment to co-creation and appropriate resourcing, we can make a real difference to all children across the world.” said CEO of the LEGO Foundation, John Goodwin.

“With our pledge, we hope to inspire others, including Governments and other private foundations, to join forces to maximise the impact we all want to see.”

The donated funds will be split between two resources. $3 million will go directly towards the countries, teachers and more involved in the GPE whilst the other $20 million will go towards a matching facility to unlock further multiplier funding.

“Education is the key investment needed to prepare children for a life of learning and give them a chance to thrive at every age” comments Julia Gillard, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Global Partnership for Education. “With the help of our partners, we can transform education systems so that every girl and boy can have hope, opportunity and agency.”

The LEGO Foundation has been in a giving mood recently, looking back on their efforts to support refugees and donating to the UN initiative as well as other projects in Ireland.

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