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We can work under the radar
Being small has enabled us to access situations that larger organisations cannot, due to their size and the corresponding limitations and bureaucracy. For example, for the last five years we have been the only organisation providing education in safe spaces to Rohingya refugee children from Myanmar in the largest makeshift camp in Bangladesh
Our size enables us to have the flexibility to meet needs in a targeted way, as they arise, quickly and in a relational manner. We can respond immediately if our partners are faced with a sudden flood, increased air raids or arrests.
We don’t rely on large and costly international staff offices in the countries we work in. Instead, we focus on building strong relationships with our local partners who have a thorough understanding of the situation on the ground and a depth of relationship with their communities.
Having a small number of projects means we can focus on delivering work of the highest quality. Larger organisations have a higher capacity, but deal very much in 'broad brush strokes', where as we have the ability to fine tune and ensure that each child is valued as an individual.
We keep you connected
Our small size means that our donors and supporters can have a greater connection and ownership with the work they are investing in. Your money doesn’t go into a huge machine, but to a small (but perfectly formed!) group of projects which you are updated on regularly, seeing tangibly and specifically the ongoing progress that you are making possible.
What makes Children on the Edge different
We value each person as a unique individual so a relational approach is at the heart of all that we do.
To develop work which genuinely meets the needs of forgotten children, we build vital networks of like-minded people, global experts and local partners.