Our Digital Education Programme in Bangladesh has been chosen by HundrED and the Global Ed Tech Hub as an ‘impactful and scalable educational technology innovation’ as part of a Spotlight Award this year.
We’d like to introduce you to 4 year old Bieneme, whose development has come on in leaps and bounds since joining our cluster group lessons in the Kyaka II refugee settlement in Uganda.
In Kyaka II refugee settlement in Uganda, we support teachers from our early years programme to set up their own businesses by providing small business loans. Read about how this initiative works and meet Martha, who used her £40 loan to set up a thriving sewing business.
An artillery attack in Myanmar has completely destroyed the community of Munglai Hkyet, in Woi Chyai, one of the internally displaced persons (IDP) camps we support in Kachin State.
At least 29 people, including 11 children and a two-month old baby were killed, with many more injured. We are deeply saddened that two young children from our preschool centre in Munglai Hkyet were among the victims.
In Lebanon, our partners, Triumphant Mercy provide education for Syrian refugee children in a dedicated school in Zahle. The curriculum includes vocational activities which the children love, but participation in these classes has often perpetuated gender stereotypes. We’re delighted to share how we are beginning to break down these gender barriers to open up opportunities for girls and boys.
But not everyone was able to leave when the war first started, some had to stay, others lacked the means or resources to make the journey out of Ukraine.
More than a year since the conflict first started, Ukrainians are still crossing the borders every day, escaping the war and looking for safety. These are the families with greater needs, and less resources.
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…
People living in Kutupalong camp, Bangladesh are truly living on ‘the edge’, facing poverty and violence, trapped in dangerous conditions and unable to leave. It’s here, Children on the Edge have been working for over a decade, supporting education for thousands of refugee children.