Our digital education programme in Bangladesh is proving so successful that we are starting to replicate the model in India, where we support 35 learning centres, offering education to around 1000 Dalit children. Read on to find out more about this exciting development.
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.
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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.
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.
Dalit women and girls in India face a ‘triple burden’ of gender bias, caste discrimination and economic deprivation. We work with our partners to break the cycle of discrimination and ensure that Dalit girls are not sidelined from education and that Dalit women are able to realise their rights. Find out how...
Child Parliaments in India enable the Dalit children we support to make their voices heard. Currently, 180 children from our Learning Centres are involved in 12 Child Parliaments across Patna. All the units have recently completed their elections and have been busy! Read on to find out what they have been up to.
In India, the children who attend our learning centres have been struggling to readjust to life back at school after two years of disruption and intermittent school closures as a result of the pandemic. Some children have not returned to school at all. But we’ve been working hard to support the children back into the classroom and help them recover from the trauma they experienced through lockdown.
In July, our Learning Centres in India were able to open their doors to students again after months of strict lockdown. The children are delighted to be back and learning again.