Children on the Edge exists to help marginalised and forgotten children, who are living on the edge of their societies. These are children without parental care, neglected or persecuted by their governments, ignored by international media and missed by large overseas agencies.
Working in partnership with local communities, they help to create safe, child friendly environments. They support children to realise their rights
and they restore the ingredients of a full childhood
by generating hope, life, colour and fun.
Children on the Edge do not see children they work with as passive agents of charity, instead Children on the Edge resources and support them to be agents of change in their own futures.
Current projects include:
A successful Child Protection Team pilot saw the creation of a protective environment for children in danger of exploitation, malnutrition and abuse. This model is now being replicated in three new slum areas around Jinja.
They schools in Bangladesh ensure education for over 3,600 vulnerable Rohingya and Bangladeshi working children who would otherwise have no access to learning.
In Lebanon, they provide education for over 300 Syrian refugee children in tent schools, using Syrian teachers who are trained up from within the refugee camps.
In Kachin State, Burma, they provide Early Childhood Development to 630 children, internally displaced by conflict and living in hard to reach, high altitude refugee settlements.
In Bihar State, India, they provide education for 800 ‘untouchable’ Dalit children and support them to realises their rights.