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.
Child Rights Clubs in Loco, Wandago and Masese I slum communities in Uganda give children the opportunity to express themselves and play an active role in their communities, campaigning and advocating for change.
Working closely with the adult members of the Child Protection Teams in their communities, the focus for the Child Rights Clubs in recent months has been on education and encouraging children to get back to school after lockdown. Find out what they have been up to below...
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 our education loan programme.
On this year’s International Women’s Day, we are reflecting on some of the amazing women that make our programmes happen around the world, by asking our team in the UK who inspires them and why.
This year’s theme is #BreakTheBias, and it asks us to imagine a gender equal world, a world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated.
Children on the Edge envisions a world in which every child thrives regardless of their geography, ethnicity, gender, or caste. So we’d like to introduce some of the women that most inspire us, and how they’re contributing to ‘breaking the bias’.
In Uganda, we work in partnership with six slum communities in and around Jinja to ensure that children are safer and better protected. Through this work with local communities, children are able to have a better start in life and their prospects for the future are greatly improved.
We now support six Child Protection Teams in six different communities (Loco, Masese I, Masese II, Masese III, Mafubira and Wandago) who serve to protect children living in their local areas. These teams of volunteers, trained and supported by our sister organisation Children on the Edge Africa, make a huge positive difference, not just to the children, but to the whole community.
Read on to see some recent success stories….
On November 30th 2021, our expert panel from the UK and Uganda gathered online to share more information about our brand new Cluster Learning programme in Kyaka II settlement in Uganda.
Watch the recording of the event, where our panel talk about how the youngest Congolese refugee children have begun learning outside, in homes, under trees, in community spaces; why we developed the model; how it works and how we hope to develop the programme in the future.
Complementing the 30 Early Childhood Development centres in Kyaka II refugee settlement in Uganda, our ‘Cluster Group’ pilot project has begun, offering early years education and support for over 800 children in communal spaces around their communities.
This approach has just won the Theirworld Education Innovation Awards and we are excited to be taking early years education to wherever the children are, making learning and early years support accessible to thousands more children who are currently cut off from education.
Read on to find out more about this innovative pilot project.
We’re delighted that our early years programme for Congolese refugee children in Uganda is one of five winners at the 2021 Theirworld Education Innovation Awards!