The trip offers co-workers the opportunity to see how projects funded by the IKEA Foundation’s annual Good Cause campaigns help children in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities.
The IKEA Foundation has partnered with Handicap International, Room to Read, Save the Children, Special Olympics, UNICEF and War Child to work to create safe spaces for vulnerable children to play.
During the trip, Jenna was able to visit six of the 50 schools and several different organisations that Save the Children is working with in Ho Chi Minh City to help protect and provide access to quality education for some of the most vulnerable children.
She continues: “Activities like game shows and child-led self defence classes are set up to educate and support both the children and the teachers to ensure that the children are being protected in accordance with the Vietnamese law.”
Jenna adds: “Through running programmes, such as implementing new counselling rooms in schools and the local community, I can see that the IKEA Foundation in partnership with Save the Children has played a huge part in creating a better everyday life for thousands of children and their families in Ho Chi Minh City.