In Myanmar only 64 percent of children aged 5-17 years are attending school, leaving more than 1 million children behind. UNICEF is aiming to improve access to school and the quality of education for at least 350,000 children, ages 5-14 through a new offer from H&M this holiday season.
H&M is spreading the joy with the Gift that Gives Back campaign: For every gift card purchased at an H&M store from November 5 – December 31 2015, the H&M Conscious Foundation will donate 5% of the total amount uploaded to UNICEF’s work.
“There is an urgent need to improve access and quality of basic education for vulnerable children in Myanmar. The H&M Conscious Foundation is happy to support this program which will reach children with quality primary and lower secondary school education in the Rakhine State.” Charlotte Brunnström, Program Manager for Education at the H&M Conscious Foundation.
H&M has been a global partner of UNICEF since 2004 with funds being invested in areas such as girls’ education, HIV/AIDS prevention, water and sanitation, and child protection in Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Madagascar and Uzbekistan. H&M has also contributed to UNICEF’s programs in emergencies. H&M Conscious Foundation has been a global partner since 2014 and is funding early childhood and education programs in nine countries, and an education program in Bangladesh.
Find out more about UNICEF’s partnership with H&M and the H&M Conscious Foundation here: