As members of the lowest rank of Indian society, Dalits face discrimination at almost every level, from access to education and medical facilities to restrictions on where they can live and what jobs they can have.
Our work in India is focused on providing education for the most marginalised Dalit children, informing Dalit communities about their rights and giving them the tools they need to realise them to create better lives.
Read on to hear about of the things our partners in India have been doing in recent months to support the Dalit communities we work with in Patna.
Dalit women and girls in India face a ‘triple burden’ of gender bias, caste discrimination and economic deprivation. We work with our partners to break the cycle of discrimination and ensure that Dalit girls are not sidelined from education and that Dalit women are able to realise their rights. Find out how...
Child Parliaments in India enable the Dalit children we support to make their voices heard. Currently, 180 children from our Learning Centres are involved in 12 Child Parliaments across Patna. All the units have recently completed their elections and have been busy! Read on to find out what they have been up to.
In India, the children who attend our learning centres have been struggling to readjust to life back at school after two years of disruption and intermittent school closures as a result of the pandemic. Some children have not returned to school at all. But we’ve been working hard to support the children back into the classroom and help them recover from the trauma they experienced through lockdown.
We are lucky to be supported by some brilliant businesses who are working for good to help bring hope to refugees around the world. These businesses support us in a variety of ways, through their sales, special one-off collections and check-out donations.
Read on to find out about some of the incredible companies who are supporting Children on the Edge this spring.
Plummeting temperatures in Lebanon throughout January and February created freezing conditions for Syrian refugee families surviving in canvas shelters at a time when fuel is completely unaffordable. They have been in desperate need of help to heat their homes.
Thanks to an appeal this winter, our supporters have helped provide fuel vouchers for 319 families, so they can stay warm.
For the sixth and seventh time this year, two fires have swept through the world’s largest refugee camp in Bangladesh. Destroying 400 homes and leaving thousands without shelter. The recent fire in Kutupalong has also taken three young lives, who are as yet unidentified.
The crisis in Ukraine has shocked the world, and as with other conflicts and crises, people are desperate to help. But what is the best way to support the people affected and respond to the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Europe?
On this year’s International Women’s Day, we are reflecting on some of the amazing women that make our programmes happen around the world, by asking our team in the UK who inspires them and why.
This year’s theme is #BreakTheBias, and it asks us to imagine a gender equal world, a world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated.
Children on the Edge envisions a world in which every child thrives regardless of their geography, ethnicity, gender, or caste. So we’d like to introduce some of the women that most inspire us, and how they’re contributing to ‘breaking the bias’.
It was fantastic to see so many of our young supporters getting involved and fundraising for us in February. Walking, cycling and colouring to help make a difference. Take a look at some of the fantastic fundraising that took place in February …