In Kyaka II refugee settlement, Uganda, Children on the Edge have been trying to find and develop better ways of assessing whether our early years programme is having a positive impact on the children we work with.
Are we effectively preparing them for their unknown and potentially difficult futures?
Find out how an innovative new approach is helping make assessments both meaningful and joyful.
Written by Sarah Ndlovu
International Education Specialist
Children on the Edge
Children on the Edge works 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 identify children in some of the world’s toughest situations and work alongside local communities to co-create protective environments, so marginalised children can safely live, learn, play and grow.
This year, we reached more children than ever before, and saw three of our models of education and child protection replicated to new places, bringing sustainable change on a wider scale.
I’ve recently returned from my first visit to Kyaka II refugee settlement in Uganda, where we provide pre-school learning to mainly refugee children from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Here are some reflections from the trip…
We are thrilled to be working with Learn to Play Botswana, who have just returned from Kyaka II refugee settlement in Uganda, where they have been training our staff, caregivers (what we would know as ‘preschool teachers’), and the local volunteers who support the programme on the importance of mindful play and creativity.
Children on the Edge works in coalition with local communities in some of the toughest places in the world, transforming the lives of marginalised children by creating protective environments where they can safely live, play, learn and grow.
2022 was an incredible year of transformation for the children we work with, thanks to continued support of our Children on the Edge community.
We invite you to grab a cup of tea and spend some time reading through our highlights page to find out all about the impact you had in 2022, and just how much your generosity is making a difference.
Children on the Edge envisions a world in which every child thrives regardless of their geography, ethnicity, gender, or caste. 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.
Our work over throughout 2021-2022 reflects these values and we’re delighted to share with you what we’ve achieved, thanks to our generous supporters.
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