VIPKid teachers “get active and give back” through UNICEF Kid Power.
Today, we added another powerful reason to get out of bed in the morning with the launch of a new partnership between VIPKid and UNICEF Kid Power. UNICEF Kid Power gives kids, educators, and organizations the power to save lives by connecting their everyday activity to real-world impact. As a UNICEF USA program, UNICEF Kid Power has already engaged over 700,000 kids who, together with their teachers and parents, have done their part to help save the lives of 99,000 severely malnourished children worldwide.
At VIPKid’s regional conference in Washington, DC, we kicked off the partnership with over 600 VIPKid teachers dancing to donate. Furthermore, for every 500 classes taught or every 1 dance submitted by World Children’s Day on November 20th, VIPKid, and UNICEF Kid Power will provide 1 nutrition packet to a malnourished child.
VIPKid Co-Founder, Jessie Chen, had the following to say, “We strive to help every teacher and student be a true global citizen. This partnership represents a significant step towards keeping teachers committed to the empowerment of children. We are honored to partner with UNICEF Kid Power to mobilize our teachers and students to work together to give back to their global communities”.
“In celebration of World Children’s Day, we are thrilled to partner with VIPKid and empower teachers and students to make a lifesaving impact for children around the world,” said Melissa Taing, Senior Director of UNICEF Kid Power.
We are tremendously excited about the impact this program stands to have, and to build upon opportunities like these as we continue to re-shape, re-define and re-imagine the role of education in the world.
VIPKid is a global education technology company that connects children with the world’s best teachers for real-time online education. VIPKid’s mission is to inspire and empower every child for the future. VIPKid envisions a global classroom that empowers students and teachers through personalized learning, connects cultures across the world and ignites a passion for lifelong learning. It believes that education is not one-size-fits-all, rather, all students are unique and the world is within their reach when connected with great teachers capable of personalizing learning and sparking curiosity.
Founded in 2013 and formally launched in 2014, VIPKid has become China’s market-leading online education startup, attracting investment from Tencent, Coatue Management, Sequoia Capital, Sinovation Ventures, Yunfeng Capital, Matrix Partners, Learn Capital, Northern Light VC, and Bryant Stibel, among others. The VIPKid platform currently connects over 700,000 paying students with over 90,000 teachers in the US and Canada.
UNICEF Kid Power gives kids the power to save lives by connecting their everyday activity to real-world impact. By getting active with UNICEF Kid Power’s interactive brain break videos, kids unlock therapeutic food for severely malnourished children around the world. From dance and yoga to games and SEL content, there is something for every classroom mood, need and energy-level. UNICEF Kid Power is free for all teachers in the U.S. to use.
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A match made in heaven.