Major Grant to UBC Dept of Education
In February, 2005, the Edith Lando Foundation made its largest grant ever, a five year commitment to the Department of Education of the University of British Columbia.
The purpose of the grant is to enable the University to establish a graduate level course in which students will gain a basic theoretical foundation for the importance of supporting children’s development and have the opportunity to work directly with school boards and related community-based groups. Says the University, "this unique approach to learning will not only provide our students with a broad range of experiences that will increase their ability to help children, parents and teachers throughout their careers, but will also provide a unique opportunity for a coordinated effort among like-minded agencies and complementary programs."
The course will be unique in Canada.
The Grant was made in conjunction with the Edward and Anna Mitchell Foundation and the Attias Foundation in Los Angeles, both connected by strong family ties with the Edith Lando Foundation.
Check UBC sites in coming months.
Support for SOS Childrens Village [Edith Lando, second from right above]}
The Foundation has also backed SOS Childrens' Village and its goal of providing a family-like setting in its professionally- run homes for foster children.