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The day I met the Dalai Lama

Posted by Children in Crossfire in Blog

Last weekend (September 10-11th 2017) saw our 20th anniversary celebration come to life in the form of Compassion in Action; a public forum and conference. Our patron, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, made the journey from Dharamsala to Derry to be with us. One of our volunteers, Bronagh, was there…

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International Youth Day | Children In Crossfire

International Youth Day 2017

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Saturday, 12th August, saw us celebrate International Youth Day 2017 – a day surrounding the recognition of young people and the efforts they make to help achieve the world without poverty. Surrounding the theme of ‘Youth Building Peace’, this year International Youth Day was dedicated to celebrating the…

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World BreastFeeding Week | Children In Crossfire

World Breastfeeding Week 2017 | Sustaining Breastfeeding Together

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First-time mom Aisha Ramadhani enjoys her three-month-old daughter, Pearl “we get along quite well especially if I promptly answer to her demands to be bathed, changed and fed” she adds humorously. Going straight to the point and ask Aisha about her experience in breastfeeding so far in order…

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World Population Day 2017 | Children In Crossfire

World Population Day | Why it takes a Child to raise a community

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You have probably heard the phrase “it takes a village to raise a child,” which puts each one of us responsible for the well-being of the children in our communities, directly and indirectly. But today I would like us to take an Early Childhood Development (ECD) view and…

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Micro Financing Group in Tanzania | Children In Crossfire

The Day I Joined a Women’s Group in Tanzania

Posted by Children in Crossfire in Blog, Real Life Stories

My visit to Muungano CMMF Group, Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania | By Deborah McWhirter On my most recent trip to Tanzania, we were able to join in a CMMF (Community Managed Micro-Finance) group meeting.  Here is what happened; Whilst waiting for everyone to arrive group members plant up young…

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Global Development | Children In Crossfire

3 Cheers for the SDGs!

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Why is it that when we flick through our newspapers first thing in the morning that we are always greeted with bad news? With that first delicious sip of steaming hot coffee would we not prefer to wake up and start our day with something a bit more…

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Charmaine & Shauna During Their Iceland Trek 2016 | Children In Crossfire

4 reasons you should trek Iceland with Children in Crossfire

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In 2016 Charmaine signed up to the Iceland Trek.  She spent 5 days with the group exploring Thórmork (Valley of Thor).  Read her reasons why you shouldn’t hesitate to sign up this year for a once in a lifetime experience. Last year I took a notion of signing…

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Awareness Youth Programme Learn About Sustainable Development | Children In Crossfire

5 Ways to Get Involved With Sustainable Development

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5 Daily Activities You Can Do to Get Involved With the SDGs The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a series of 17 goals set up by the 193 members of the United Nations, laid out to act as a framework which all members would use to shape their…

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Lee Murphy Standing In The Mourne Mountains | Children In Crossfire

How Charity work got me Fitter | Lee Murphy

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My story really starts in January with a need to lose some weight I’d put on after I stopped smoking a few years back. I booked into a 12-week weight loss programme with my friend who is a PT and remembered VERY quickly why I didn’t like the…

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