Zelmerlöw & Björkman Foundation
TF Bank has a collaboration with Zelmerlöw & Björkman Foundation (ZBF) where TF Bank finances the education for a class of 43 students, 28 girls and 15 boys, at Kenswed Academy in Kenya. The Kenswed model is based on the idea that it is not enough to provide theoretical education for young people from difficult circumstances to find their driving force and get out of poverty. There is also a need to add other values that include creativity, health and that the basic needs are met. For ZBF, it is important to reach the most vulnerable young people in the areas where the foundation is active, and it therefore has an extra focus on girls. TF Bank’s contribution finances the education, including teacher salaries, materials, classrooms, sports activities, food and drink. The class will graduate in 2023.
TF Bank also cooperates with PlayOnside, which is based in the Thai border town of Mae Sot on the eastern border with Myanmar. Myanmar has experienced one of the most serious humanitarian crises in the world with internal conflict contributing to thousands of civilian casualties, forced relocations and resettlement in other countries. PlayOnside uses the power of football to educate and empower displaced Myanmar refugees and immigrants. Now, every weekend, about 700 children from 22 different migrant schools gather to play, learn and compete while making new friends and expanding their network in the process.