You may have seen in our social media posts and on our website we say ‘we have achieved’ or ‘we have delivered’; the ‘we’ describes our local partners, the communities they serve and ourselves, working together to create change.
Children on the Edge has worked with local partners since the start. Listening to and understanding the needs of local communities has always formed the basis of our work. We bring years of experience and expertise in working with vulnerable children; our partners have high levels of skill, aptitude and local knowledge. Together we approach each situation with humility and respect.
We don’t arrive and assume we can ‘build capacity’, but partner with high quality organisations, learning from them as much as they learn from us, and finding bespoke solutions to difficult problems.
From each situation, we learn more to share with other communities around the world, as we work to bring hope, life, colour and fun to children living on the edge of their societies.
Our Partners: Bangladesh: Mukti, Cox's Bazar India: Navjeevan Education & Social Welfare Society Digha, Parivartan Kendra, Tatvasi Samaj Nias Myanmar: Kachin Development Group, Kachin Women's Organisation Lebanon: Triumphant Mercy Uganda: Children on the Edge Africa, Youth Initiative for Development in Africa
'We don’t arrive and assume we can build capacity.'
“Many donors want to rule the projects, and their agenda doesn’t reflect the real need that is here. Children on the Edge work with us in discussion and friendship”. Janine Matar - Triumphant Mercy, Lebanon
Janane (Nuna) Matar - Triumphant Mercy
“During the past 8 years, our organisations have learned many lessons and developed a programme for educating children which we believe is the most innovative, inclusive, and cost-effective in the country.” Bimal Day Sarker - Mukti, Bangladesh