Diwali is India’s biggest and most important festival of the year, but the Dalit children we support often don’t get to take part in these national celebrations as a result of ingrained discrimination.
Read how our partners go the extra mile to ensure the children at our Learning Centres can celebrate safely, with special activities and events that they can enjoy together.
In India, a support programme for older children to obtain secondary level qualifications is helping Dalit communities to break out of the cycle of poverty and exclusion. Read about Vikki and his mother, Gita, who are both benefiting from the programme.
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.
India is home to the largest number of child brides in the world. Dalit children, as members of the lowest caste in India are especially at risk of child marriage and face discrimination at almost every level. Read about what we are doing to tackle child marriage and create protective environments for the Dalit children we work with.
Our programme in India helps to break the cycle of discrimination for Dalit children and bring about change. Read about how the ‘Child Parliaments’ have been working on building relationships with the local police and improving the local Childline service.
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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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.
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.