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.......
Since the start of the conflict in Ukraine, as people fled to safety across the borders, Children on the Edge has been working with our partners in Moldova and Romania to support refugee families. As we approach the end of the year, find out how the situation has evolved and what we are doing to help Ukrainian refugees.
As the political and economic crisis in Lebanon continues, refugees are struggling. Despite the difficulties, the children at the school we support in Zahle offers a safe haven for 173 refugee children. Read more about how they have grown in confidence this year and have hope for the future...
Meet 11 year old Abdul, a Rohingya refugee living in Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh...
In Bangladesh, the Rohingya refugee children we support in Kutupalong refugee camp and children living in the slums and enclaves of Cox’s Bazar work together to create their own fun-packed videos using our digital platform - Moja Kids. Read about how this simple technology is increasing confidence amongst the children and making lessons exciting.
Children on the Edge are delighted to give a little wonder with The Body Shop this festive season, funding over 195,000 days of education for refugee children.
Children on the Edge is delighted to be partnering with The Body Shop this festive season. Every time you buy a gift from The Body Shop, (in-store, online or from your local Body Shop at Home consultants) you’ll be creating brighter futures for refugee children around the globe. This Christmas The Body Shop will be donating to Children on the Edge from the sale of every pre-filled gift, hoping to raise up to £100,000. This support will help to fund over 195,000 days of education for refugee children across Uganda, Bangladesh and Lebanon.
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.”
Children on the Edge focuses on supporting overlooked children and has a 30 year track record of overcoming barriers to create safe spaces for children and deliver quality refugee education programmes in some of the most volatile places on earth.
Thanks to generous funding from the People’s Postcode Lottery, the Syrian refugee children and communities we support in Lebanon are benefiting enormously.
Children on the Edge have set up 10 new classrooms on Bhasan Char Island in Bangladesh, offering education to 500 Rohingya refugees.
We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded an iF Design Social Impact Prize for our Cluster Learning refugee education programme in Kyaka II refugee settlement, Uganda.