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Poverty Eradication

Poverty Eradication

Posted by Children in Crossfire in Blog, Friday Feature

Several International Days have been marked recently: The International Literacy Day (September 8th), World Teacher’s Day (October 5th), Day of the Girl (October 11th) and International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (October 17th). All of them quite significant to Children in Crossfire Tanzania’s Early Childhood Development (ECD)…

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Sustainable Development in a Changing Climate

Posted by Children in Crossfire in Blog, Friday Feature

I always think of autumn as the marmite season of the year – you either love it or you hate it. For some people, the change in the weather means the re-arrival of cosy hats and scarves, boots and coats. For others, it is the end of the…

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Ben Nevis from halfway up!

Ben Nevis: A Personal Account

Someone described a truly modest man as one who climbs Mount Everest alone without ever telling anybody… that is not me! But what follows is hardly a boast. On Friday October 20th came to our Fort William, Scotland hotel me, Derryman Derek, Derrywoman Joanne and an English couple…

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TIDAL: Educating the Heart

TIDAL: Educating the Heart… Five Takeaways!

Posted by Children in Crossfire in Blog, Education

Over the last few days, Children in Crossfire delivered its TIDAL: Educating the Heart training to a group of energetic and enthusiastic teachers. Our intern, Barbara, was there to take part. Here are her top 5 takeaways from the event:   Teachers think about students holistically I am a…

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Educating the Heart Initiative – Think Tank Report

Posted by Children in Crossfire in Blog, Education

Children in Crossfire was delighted to host a working conference to help shape our exciting Development Education: Educating the Heart initiative. Our Think Tank took place on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd June 2017. We have been evolving our Development Education model with the aim of merging emotional and critical literacy through…

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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Posted by Children in Crossfire in Blog

A life free from poverty and hunger is a fundamental human right. However, with more than 836 million people living in extreme poverty, the eradication of poverty remains one of the greatest challenges facing the world today. The United Nations describes ‘poverty’ as “a denial of choices and…

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International Day of the Girl

International Day of the Girl

Posted by Children in Crossfire in Blog

‘I raise up my voice – not so I can shout, but so those without a voice can be heard… we cannot succeed when half of us are held back’. – Malala Yousafzai   October 11th is the International Day of the Girl. Women and girls make up…

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World Teacher's Day 2017

World Teachers’ Day 2017

Posted by Children in Crossfire in Blog, Education

What with today, Thursday 5th October, being World Teachers’ Day, what better group of people to focus on for this week’s #SDGhero? Established in 1994, World Teachers’ Day is celebrated on 5th October every year as a day which allows us to recognise and pay tribute to the…

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Compassion in Action; A Reflection

Posted by Children in Crossfire in Blog, Compassion in Action

  Part One: A Public Forum with His Holiness the Dalai Lama Our 20th Anniversary was a momentous occasion; we were joined by thousands as we celebrated the journey of Children in Crossfire over the past 20 years. We were honoured to welcome our patron, His Holiness the…

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The Change-Makers: Stella Murray

Stella Murray is a global educator who spoke at our recent Compassion in Action conference. What follows is the speech she delivered as one of the invited change-makers. Why should Educating the Heart be part of our children’s education? Good afternoon, my name is Stella Murray. We’re all here to…

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