The Queen at the World Child & Youth Forum. Photo: Henrik Garlöv/the Royal Court.
World Childhood Foundation In the spring of 1999 The Queen took the initiative of founding the World Childhood Foundation (WCF). The mission of the Foundation is to work towards better living conditions for children all over the world. The Foundation supports a large number of projects in 15 countries.
Today, the WCF has offices in Sweden, Brazil, Germany and the US.
Mentor The Queen is an Honorary Member of the International Mentor Foundation. The focus of this organisation is the prevention of drug abuse.
The Silvia Home The Silvia Home for dementia patients, located in Drottningholm, is a result of The Queen's initiative and personal commitment. The Silvia Home Foundation, which The Queen chairs and with which she works actively, promotes scientific research and offers education, specialised training and care in the field of dementia.
Research Funds Queen Silvia works actively on behalf of the disabled. She chairs the Royal Wedding Fund, which supports research in sports and athletics for disabled young people.
She also chairs the Queen Silvia Jubilee Fund for research on children and disability.
Disabled young peopleThe Queen has been very involved in the publishing of a book entitled “Go for It". The book, published on The Queen's initiative, aims to encourage sports and other leisure activities for disabled young people. The book is available in Swedish, English, German and Spanish.
Hearing Impaired The Queen has studied sign language in order to be able to communicate more effectively with the hearing impaired. In 1990 she was awarded the “Deutsche Kulturpreis" for her efforts on behalf of the disabled.
Queen Silvia holds honorary positions in a large number of organisations and societies, such as the Swedish Amateur Athletic Association, the Children's Cancer Foundation of Sweden and Save the Children Sweden.