F1 partners with Unicef on education drive

Three-year partnership supports vulnerable children with access to education.

The Formula One global motorsport series has partnered with Unicef to help the world's most vulnerable children access quality education.

Contract:

  • Formula One to help bolster Unicef's humanitarian response around the world
  • Will fully support 50 students through university by 2025
  • Series will also support Unicef emergency response efforts through a donation

Context: Formula One’s support over the next three years could help an estimated 6.5 million children from vulnerable and marginalised communities access quality education, including in key areas such as science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and enable Unicef to provide temporary learning places for children in emergencies.

Comment: Stefano Domenicali, president and chief executive of Formula One, said: “In a sport where research, technology and innovation play a vital role in a driver and team’s success, education is at the core of Formula One. The partnership with Unicef will enable us to effectively use our sport’s global platform to help bridge the educational divide experienced by the world’s most vulnerable children.”

Consequence: A significant focus of the partnership will be to improve digital access through the expansion of Unicef’s Learning Passport – a portable digital platform that enables children to continue learning online and offline. The Learning Passport is currently operational in 26 countries. Formula One’s support will help Unicef expand the programme to an additional 19 countries and enable the launch of an offline version for children in Mexico and Brazil.

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