We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded an iF Design Social Impact Prize for our Cluster Learning refugee education programme in Kyaka II refugee settlement, Uganda.
A New Playground, Health Checks and Sports Day fun: an update from our ECD centres in Loco and Wandago, Uganda
The children at the two Early Childhood Development Centres we support in two slum communities in Uganda have been doing well since their school reopened after lockdown in January 2022. Read more about how they are getting on and meet four year old Namusisi.
Grade 9 Syrian refugee students from the school we support in Lebanon have recently taken their high school exams in Syria with a 100% pass rate. Read on to find out about their exam adventure.
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 …
Are you looking to support a charity? Do you want to find a great charity to donate to where your money makes a big difference?
Support Children on the Edge and help children living in some of the toughest situations around the world.
Children on the Edge is UK child rights charity based in Chichester, West Sussex. For over 30 years, we have worked hand-in-hand with communities to support some of the world’s most marginalised children, in some of the toughest situations.
As a small charity, that has a big impact, your money will help to transform lives.
WHAT WE DO
Why Support Us Over Another Charity?
Children on the Edge has a unique approach, which we are proud of. We tailor solutions based on the specific needs of each community we work with. This includes creating play and educational opportunities, nurturing positive parenting and early childhood development, and presenting an array of community transformation initiatives.
Through our work, we enable children to realise their rights and thrive. We ensure that all children can learn, grow and play in safe, colourful spaces; whether that is in preschool classrooms, learning centres, school buildings, or out in the communities where they live.
Our work transforms communities and ensures that children are able to flourish. Your support can help children grow in confidence and develop hope for the future.
Together with our CEO Rachel Bentley, the late Dame Anita Roddick sparked the beginnings of Children on the Edge in 1990, in response to the Romanian Orphanage Crisis.
After witnessing the appalling conditions in Romanian orphanages first hand, Dame Anita Roddick mobilised her company, The Body Shop International, to help.
Over 30 years later, the “edge” takes us into refugee camps, slums, and warzones where we support Rohingya, Congolese, and Syrian refugee children, and those facing internal displacement, class discrimination, poverty, and exploitation.
We envision a world in which every child thrives, regardless of geography, ethnicity, gender or class, and currently work with more than 20,000 children in Bangladesh, India, Uganda, Myanmar, and Lebanon.
Our mission is to create conditions in which every marginalised child can flourish and thrive no matter where they live and irrespective of the challenging circumstances they face.
We place children at the heart of everything we do by working hand-in-hand with local communities to restore hope, dignity, and justice; and to actively involve everyone in creating transformation.
By working alongside communities, we design award-winning programs tailored to their specific needs and circumstances using our 30 years of experience.
This has enabled us to transform the lives of children facing some of the most challenging circumstances, by co-creating protective, nurturing environments in which they can safely live, play, learn, and grow.
The geography and circumstances may be different tomorrow, but we’re always ready to go — by invitation only— into marginalised communities where children are affected by poverty, displacement, conflict, and persecution. By creating protective environments that generate hope, life, colour and fun, we enable children to realise their rights.
Through our work, we enable children to realise their rights and thrive. In every place that we work, we ensure that all children can learn, grow and play in safe, colourful spaces; whether that is in preschool classrooms, learning centres, school buildings, or out in the communities where they live.
Our work transforms communities and ensures that children are able to flourish. We watch children grow in confidence and develop hope for the future. We see parents develop positive and healthy relationships with their children. We watch communities transform, becoming cleaner and safer. We see communities advocate for their rights and work together to support each other.
Read about our impact in our latest Annual Report >>
Our approach is holistic, multi-layered, and guided by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) so that we are able to do the following:
Your support makes a huge difference
Children on the Edge rely entirely on donations from our amazing community of supporters to fund our vital work that supports over 20,000 children around the world.
We’re a small child rights organisation with a big reach and we are so grateful for every penny that we receive. We are committed to spending it where the need is greatest.
On average, for every pound that is spent on Children on the Edge, 86p goes towards our programmes, and the rest covers our fundraising costs to bring in a sustainable, steady stream of income to keep them running smoothly, along with all our UK office overheads.
You can be assured that your donation goes a long way to make a difference.
Your support transforms lives.
If you'd like to learn more about our work, you can read more about what we do here >>