LEGO Foundation CEO John Goodwin discussed their $15.7 million grants to assist vulnerable children in Haiti and Afghanistan.
He said, “These grants are an important part of our ongoing commitment to supporting children affected by crises. We know that by giving attention to young children and their continued access to learning in crisis settings, especially their early stimulation needs, we can make a big positive difference to them immediately and in the long-term. Together, we hope to provide more children with access to early childhood and education services needed to develop skills such as critical thinking, creativity, and problem solving. Social and emotional skills are vital for children to overcome the stressors caused by crisis situations and build resilience and adapt to the needs of the rapidly changing world.”