Children on the Edge support Kachin communities who have been displaced by conflict and are living in camps in northern Myanmar (Burma). We provide education, play and expert care for young children aged 3-6 years old.
The current crisis in the country is creating huge uncertainty for people here, but our preschool centres are providing a much needed safe haven for the youngest children, ensuring Early Childhood Development (ECD) at a crucial time in their development.
Read on to find out more…
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.
Five year old Kawn Ja Htoi Tsin lives in Kachin State, Myanmar; where thousands of internally displaced people have sought refuge in remote mountain camps, following decades of conflict and repression from the Myanmar military. She attends one of the preschools Children on the Edge support for the youngest children in Kachin State.
Read her story...
Shari Bawk Awng Mu Hpa is 4 years old and attends a preschool supported by Children on the Edge in Myanmar. Read how he is benefiting from our early childhood education programme in Kachin State; where thousands of internally displaced people are stuck living in remove mountain camps.
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 has been an incredible year of transformation for the children we work with, thanks to continued support of our Children on the Edge community.
We'd love to invite you to grab a cup of tea and read through our monthly highlights from 2022 and see just how much your generosity is making a difference.......
13 new toilet blocks and water collection tanks have been installed at the newly constructed Early Childhood Development Centres we support for Congolese refugee children in Uganda.
Read about the impact they're having on hygiene and sanitation in Kyaka II refugee settlement....
Meet Najibu Sifa in Uganda
Najibu Sifa, aged 6, is one of the learners at our cluster group in the Mukondo zone. She is the third born in her family and a daughter of the Cluster Learning Managaement Committee chairperson in the Catholic Church study area.
Despite being six years old, Sifa had never received any education until March 2022 when Children on the Edge introduced cluster learning in Mukondo B village. We asked her about how she is getting along with the new classes…
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.
After nearly two years of school closures in Uganda as a result of the pandemic, we were thrilled to open our classrooms again in Kyaka II refugee settlement, Uganda in January 2022.
Thanks to your generous support, many children returned to learning in brand new classrooms. Find out how they children having been getting on over the past six months.
Every year, our partners in Kachin State, Myanmar provide the children who attend our Early Childhood Development centres with a new set of warm clothes to help them stay warm during the winter months. The children received their parcels in December 2021 and were absolutely delighted with their new clothes. The children were even happier to return to their preschools to show off their new clothes in January after many months of closures.
Thank you so much for your donations throughout the year that help to make this all happen.