What we do
Children in Crossfire believes that it is the biggest injustice of our time that children are trapped in a cycle of poverty in a world of plenty. As Nelson Mandela said,
“Massive poverty and obscene inequality are such terrible scourges of our time – times in which the world boasts breath-taking advances in science, technology, industry and wealth accumulation – that they have to rank alongside slavery and apartheid as social evils”.
Very simply, we want to change the conditions for children caught up in this crossfire of injustice and poverty. Therefore, it is our Mission to work with others to tackle the injustices of poverty affecting children. We do this by taking a two-pronged approach to our work.
1.We work in partnership with organisations in Tanzania and Ethiopia to address the developmental needs of young children whose lives are caught up in the injustice of poverty.
2. We see development education as an important part of our work in Ireland and the UK to introduce people to the structural causes of poverty and help them find a role in making the world a better place.
Change is dependent on people, communities, and governments all working together to ensure that the right conditions are in place. In the image above you can see our challenges and how we work towards our Vision.
We have continued to strengthen our capacity in Ethiopia to deliver Early Childhood Development initiatives. We have focused on the training of healthcare workers & teachers, educating families, communities and providing services to improve Early Childhood Development practice. Our Programmatic Approach has meant shared learning from the successes in…More
We are committed to being as transparent as possible. It’s important that people understand how we work and how the finance is used in our work. 86 pence in every £1 donated by our supporters is spent on the organisation’s direct charitable expenditure. Our accounts are prepared independently…More
Children in Crossfire are passionate about giving young people the emotional resilience and critical thinking skills to be an active change maker- a change maker who can work towards making a fairer and more compassionate world. Our work in Ireland and the UK provides opportunities for educators, particularly…More