The children we support in Kachin State, Myanmar have recently received new 'crocs' and raincoats to help them cope with the heavy rains and flooding in the remote mountain camps where they live.
Just before schools broke up for the summer holidays we had a flurry of amazing fundraising from students around the UK. Take a look to see some of the brilliant schools that have supported us in July …
81-year-old retired army Major Mick Stanley was so moved when he saw the crisis unfolding in Ukraine that he's decided to take to the water in his boat; 'The Tintanic', and raise money to support Ukrainian refugees. The one-man rowing boat is completely homemade, constructed from sheets of corrugated iron and decorated with flags and bunting.
After nearly two years of school closures in Uganda as a result of the pandemic, we were thrilled to open our classrooms again in Kyaka II refugee settlement, Uganda in January 2022.
Thanks to your generous support, many children returned to learning in brand new classrooms. Find out how they children having been getting on over the past six months.
There was an abundance of fantastic fundraising in June. We held a special event for World Refugee Day with our friends Sanctuary in Chichester, and the wonderful team at Tuppenny Barn held a brilliant Gardeners Question Time evening, with a panel of experts including Arit Anderson from Gardeners World. An amazing team of families and friends wrapped up their May Miles challenge, Major Mick and the Tintanic had a royal Jubilee adventure and sisters Ayda and Alba conquered Pen-Y-Fan.
Take a look below to read all about the amazing achievements in June…
Children on the Edge and Sanctuary in Chichester celebrate World Refugee Day with a special event in Chichester
On World Refugee Day (Monday 20th June) Children on the Edge and Sanctuary in Chichester joined together to host a special event celebrating community, mutual care and the human ability to heal and start again.
Chichester was recently named as the 'most generous' area in the country for housing Ukrainian refugees, according to the Home Office. The area has a strong track record of supporting refugees both within the city and in international crisis situations around the world.
When our friends at Tuppenny Barn, in Emsworth, saw the crisis in Ukraine unfolding they knew they wanted to do something to help, so decided to hold two special events supporting Children on the Edge’s work with Ukrainian refugees in Moldova and Romania.
Child Rights Clubs in Loco, Wandago and Masese I slum communities in Uganda give children the opportunity to express themselves and play an active role in their communities, campaigning and advocating for change.
Working closely with the adult members of the Child Protection Teams in their communities, the focus for the Child Rights Clubs in recent months has been on education and encouraging children to get back to school after lockdown. Find out what they have been up to below...
Our learning centres in India work with Dalit children to support their learning and enable them to integrate back into government schools, where they can continue their education. Read about how they've been doing just that in recent months.