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.
There was an abundance of fantastic fundraising in June. We held a special event for World Refugee Day with our friends Sanctuary in Chichester, and the wonderful team at Tuppenny Barn held a brilliant Gardeners Question Time evening, with a panel of experts including Arit Anderson from Gardeners World. An amazing team of families and friends wrapped up their May Miles challenge, Major Mick and the Tintanic had a royal Jubilee adventure and sisters Ayda and Alba conquered Pen-Y-Fan.
Take a look below to read all about the amazing achievements in June…
Children on the Edge and Sanctuary in Chichester celebrate World Refugee Day with a special event in Chichester
On World Refugee Day (Monday 20th June) Children on the Edge and Sanctuary in Chichester joined together to host a special event celebrating community, mutual care and the human ability to heal and start again.
Chichester was recently named as the 'most generous' area in the country for housing Ukrainian refugees, according to the Home Office. The area has a strong track record of supporting refugees both within the city and in international crisis situations around the world.
When our friends at Tuppenny Barn, in Emsworth, saw the crisis in Ukraine unfolding they knew they wanted to do something to help, so decided to hold two special events supporting Children on the Edge’s work with Ukrainian refugees in Moldova and Romania.
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...
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.
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.
We’re incredibly proud of the children in Bangladesh who run Moja Kids, their very own online community where they can express their ideas and talents, connecting and communicating beyond the confines of their challenging surroundings. They have just produced their 30th video newsletter, celebrating with a fresh colourful look and an uplifting new soundtrack.
Gardeners World Arit Anderson to visit Tuppenny Barn for special event in support of Ukrainian refugees
Tuppenny Barn in Southbourne is hosting a Gardeners Question Time Fundraising event on Sunday 12th June in aid of Children on the Edge to support our work with Ukrainian refugees in Moldova and Romania, where we are providing accommodation, food and longer term psychosocial support for families and children without parental care.