Whilst this is a newer programme, set up in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Children on the Edge has a long history working both in Romania, and with Marius Aonicesei who is the Director of ADO. We spoke to Marius to find out more about his connection with Children on the Edge, his work with ADO, and the challenges facing Ukrainian refugees in Romania, 15 months after the war first started.
After identifying the needs in the area, they started building strong relationships with the wider community including local leaders, teachers and parents, supporting them to establish six voluntary Child Protection Teams for the 39 villages in the Lopoko sub county.
26-year-old mother of two Maria, was elected and joined one of the newly formed Child Protection teams in her area. Since joining the team, she has proved to be a very committed and active member who leads by example to help make her community safer for the children who live there.
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…
On Monday 5th December 2022, we held a virtual event online with staff members from Children on the Edge and our local partners in Bangladesh - Mukti Cox's Bazar.
Our panel spoke about the impact of the digital education programme in Bangladesh and how it is helping thousands of Rohingya refugee children access meaningful education.
Watch the event recording above or on Facebook here >>
27-year-old Rebeka Khatun, our Monitoring and Evaluation Officer in Bangladesh, started her working life teaching English whilst completing a National University course at Birampur Women’s College. After qualifying she started working as a graphic designer but became ill and later had a stroke. During her recovery, Rebeka was reassessing her career and what she wanted to do and decided that she wanted to “do something to help people.”
Lydia is the Chairperson of Masese I Child Protection Team in Uganda. She is also a ‘Lead Storyteller’ for her community. She'd like to introduce Nakimuli Scovia, who benefited from the Children on the Edge Africa education loan programme.
Jesmin is a Project Officer for Mukti Cox's Bazar, our partner organisation in Bangladesh, who we work alongside to provide education to 7,500 Rohingya refugees in Kutupalong, the world's largest refugee camp.
Jesmin talks to us about her work, why she made a drastic career change and what she loves about her job.