LEGO Foundation, Reekimlane Foundation and White Rose University Consortium join the EFC
The EFC is delighted to welcome two new members; the LEGO Foundation and the Reekimlane Foundation and a new affiliate, the White Rose University Consortium to the EFC network.
The LEGO Foundation, based in Denmark and founded in 1986, follows the same guiding principles and mission of the LEGO Group ”to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow.” To achieve this it seeks to re-define play and re-imagine learning to ensure children are provided with the broad set of skills they need to thrive and succeed.
The LEGO Foundation is active in the fields of education and early childhood development, in particular by:
• Donating LEGO products all over the world
• Contributing with activities that offer children and adults good experiences and insight into the many creative learning opportunities inherent in the LEGO products
• Enhancing children’s education via research programs, new, systematic learning materials and supplementary education of teachers in developing countries
The Reekimlane Foundation, based in the UK and founded in 2016 seeks to support local communities and UK society in general and has three key values; to learn every day, build a lasting legacy and stay grounded.
The White Rose University Consortium is a strategic partnership between the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York established in 1997 to add value to the partner universities through collaboration in research, teaching and knowledge exchange. White Rose plays an active role in building academic ‘bottom-up’ collaborations, with the aspiration that these lead to larger initiatives.