From 24-26 February 2014 a delegation from Care for Children, a charity with 15 years experience working with China's Ministry of Civil Affairs to help place orphans into good local families, will travel to Hong Kong with its Royal Patron His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent, cousin to Her Majesty the Queen of England, to formally announce the charity's partnership with the IKEA Foundation.
Funds from the IKEA Foundation, totaling in EURO 2.68 million over three years, will enable Care for Children to grow its work in China and further develop its pilot project in Thailand. The grant will go toward training more family placement workers, seeing more children being placed into families and developing deeper relations with the charity's partner institutions.
Following events at both the British Consulate-General Hong Kong and the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, Prince Michael will join the Care for Children delegation in Hanoi from 26-28 February for an exploratory trip to seek opportunities in expanding Care for Children's work to Vietnam.
Robert Glover OBE, Founder and Executive Director, Care for Children
His Royal Highness, Prince Michael of Kent
Jonathan Spampinato, Head of Strategic Planning and Communications, IKEA Foundation
The IKEA Foundation aims to improve opportunities for children and youth in developing countries by funding holistic, long-term programmes that can create substantial, lasting change. The Foundation works with strong strategic partners applying innovative approaches to achieve large-scale results in four fundamental areas of a child's life: a place to call home; a healthy start in life; a quality education; and sustainable family income. Currently-funded programmes benefit an estimated 100 million children.