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Our projects in 2014

​The Smurfit Group Kappa Foundation was established to help the communities in the areas where we have the privilege to operate.

The aim of the Foundation is to fund projects in these communities, particularly those which are sustainable and focus on helping young and disadvantaged children through education. Still in its early stages, below and to the left are some of the featured projects we support.

De Joris Kring - Netherlands

This project sets out to provide a garden for disabled children in their new accommodation. It was vital that the disabled children in De Joris Kring were able to go outdoors at their new accommodation.

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El Caracoli, Colombia

El Caracoli aims to expand its services to 330 children living in poverty in 2015. In order to do this the physical infrastructure must also be expanded

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Ark Stichting, Netherlands

Ark Stichting is a day-care centre in Amsterdam where we helped fund a sensory room for children with serious physical and learning disabilities.

Viist the Ark Stichting website

Make a Wish – Ireland

Make-A-Wish Ireland tackles the need to give a moment of happiness to children battling life threating illnesses to enrich their lives and that of their families.

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Nechells POD - UK

Nechells POD aims to improve reading standards of children in the disadvantaged area of Nechells in Birmingham. We provided funding to set up a library for 11-12 year olds.

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Lebenshilfe HPZ, Germany

This project deals with autistic children and people with mental disabilities with the key objectives being to create sustainable facilities and education curricula that support these children.

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Barnardos – Ireland

Barnardos in Knocknaheeny is a prevention and early intervention initiative aimed at supporting children in disadvantaged areas to achieve better social and educational outcomes.

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ECL Foundation – UK & Netherlands

ECL Foundation wanted to set up an ‘Outside Learning Classroom’ to create a learning environment in which children could flourish.

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Richard Krajicek Foundation – Netherlands

We support the mission of the Richard Krajicek Foundation to boost sports activities for youngster in districts where possibilities are limited.

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Fledglings Project – Ireland

Additional support for one of our first projects that commenced in 2012 which provides early year’s education to children aged from three months to five years, and an after-school service to older children.

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Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

ISPCC identified that there is a need to reduce incidents of bullying using evidence based approaches and materials that have proven effectiveness.

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Hands that speak - Mexico

We provided funds to build and staff two new classrooms for childen with speech and hearing problems.

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