The LEGO Group and the LEGO Foundation have pledged a one-million-dollar donation to Save the Children India, which will benefit families and children in Delhi, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, and West Bengal.
It will be used to provide learning to approximately 20,000 children aged 3 to 14 whose education has been interrupted by the recent outbreak, as well as to ensure food protection for families and provide COVID-19 Care Kits to lower infection rates.
The new epidemic, according to Steen Lauge Kokkenborg, General Manager, LEGO Group India, is having a devastating effect on caregiving and education for the country’s most vulnerable children. As a result, LEGO Group India hopes that this donation will provide some protection to children and their families, as well as enable children to continue learning through play and developing important skills despite the closure of schools.
Sudarshan Suchi, CEO of Save the Children, India, mentioned that” To Save the Children “has embarked on a journey to meet and protect 1 million people across multiple locations in India, and that they thank their friends at the LEGO Group for pledging US$1 million and providing them with crucial and timely support and help with their ambition.
They will concentrate on children’s survival with this funding by distributing COVID-19 Care Kits, providing food and nutrition assistance, and hosting medical consultations. Furthermore, they will take our relief a step further by focusing on maintaining learning stability during the crisis, which is a wonderful feature of this collaboration.
They are ensuring physical, psychosocial, and cognitive stability by focusing on learning consistency, which will ensure that our children’s growth and development are not disrupted.
The LEGO Group made an earlier contribution in May 2020, when it teamed up with NITI Aayog and Save the Children to launch initiatives that encourage home-based learning while bolstering community efforts in response to the dire healthcare situation.
The LEGO Group is also funding the state government’s relief efforts in Maharashtra, where the LEGO Group’s Mumbai office is based, in addition to its donation to Save the Children India.