Partner Organizations

IKEA Foundation

The IKEA Foundation, is the philanthropic arm of the IKEA Group and  was established in 1982. It aims to improve opportunities for children and youth in developing countries.  The IKEA Foundation focuses on three important causes:  fighting the root cause of child labour, empowering women and girls and creating a better home for refugee children.

Working with  partners enables the IKEA Foundation to achieve large-scale, long lasting change 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 incomeThe Foundation works with its partner organisations to support survivors of conflicts and natural disasters, enable healthcare and nutrition provision, sanitation initiatives, access to education (particularly for young girls), and women’s economic empowerment. 

The IKEA Foundation supports scholarships for 100 students at AUW for all five years of their education.  In May 2013, 31 IKEA Foundation Scholars will graduate among AUW’s first class of 134 young women.  The IKEA Foundation scholarship programme at AUW aims to graduate skilled and capable women who will return to their communities and provide leadership to help break the barriers that restrict opportunities for generations of women and their families.  For more information on the IKEA Foundation, please visit www.ikeafoundation.org.

Click here to read profiles of IKEA scholars who are graduating in May 2013.

Below are profiles of selected IKEA Scholars.

BRAC

Established in 1972, BRAC (Building Resources Across Communities) is a Bangladesh-based developmental organization that has become one of the largest NGO’s in the world. BRAC has partnered with the AUW Support Foundation to serve as an internal auditor in a voluntary capacity, helping to ensure transparency and accountability in the development of the Asian University for Women.

Japan Foundation

Japan Foundation is a non-profit special legal entity based in Tokyo, promoting a variety of international cultural-exchange programs. The Japan Foundation has an agreement with AUW as part of its "Designated Donor Program,” and serves as the channel for funds contributed to the University from sources in Japan.