Giving children the chance to choose
Alyssa at Malin Head

Development Education Internship

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Meet Alyssa who has interned with our Development Education team for these past 8 weeks.  Alyssa shares her journey with us, and how working here has helped challenge her “extremely critical assumptions about charities” and “develop so much respect for Development Education and the power it has to…

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Joe Murray Greets the Dalai Lama

Possibilities: Be the Revolution

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In the spirit of remembering Possibilities: Be the Revolution, we would like to share this wonderful piece written by Joe Murray of Afri back in 2011. “Suddenly, from behind the rim of the moon, in long, slow-motion moments of immense majesty, there emerges a sparkling blue and white…

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A gift for life

A Gift For The Future

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As a valued supporter of Children in Crossfire we were hoping that you might be inspired to make a lasting difference for some of the world’s most vulnerable children.  By leaving a gift in your Will, you could transform the lives of children in Tanzania and Ethiopia. Whatever…

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possibilities

Possibilities: Be the Revolution

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The Dalai Lama offers a deep wisdom to help us better understand and address the urgent and interconnected range of economic, social, political and environmental problems facing us today. He is someone respected by people from all walks of life, someone who can help us realise the real…

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Water for life

Water For Life

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You might remember that our Advent Campaign 2014 was aimed at raising funds for safe water for thousands of people, vulnerable people in Ethiopia. We are delighted to tell you that throughout 2015 and now into 2016 we have been constructing shallow wells and protected springs in three…

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Scatter Kindnesss

Scatter Kindness

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Recently I was drawn to an image shared by a friend of mine on Facebook “A Simple Recipe for Happiness is to Scatter kindness wherever you go!”  I started thinking how, and in what ways could I be more open, compassionate and kind? In our ever changing world, where…

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Educating the Heart

Educating the Heart

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 5 Good Reasons and a Few Words of Wisdom Recently, Children in Crossfire has been working on evolving its Development Education practice to nurture the emotional well-being of young people alongside building their capacity for critical thinking and active citizenship.  We believe that for long term engagement in…

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Globot

Globot

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SARAH KILLEN As part of our Interactive Media Arts Degree we each had to take part in a client brief for a charity organisation.  The ‘Children in Crossfire’ brief immediately appealed to me as it is involved many of my key interests such as developmental learning, character design…

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Visually Impaired Volunteers in International Development

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By Laura McCauley My first ever memory of Africa is that of TV ads showing images of sick, starving children living in horrendous conditions. The kind of images that were used to guilt me into eating my dinner. I remember looking at the Trōcaire box and wishing I…

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Laurensia’s Story

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Laurensia is a farmer with seven children and one grandchild. She coordinates three Women’s Groups in total. Through her training to become a Volunteer Coordinator, she has substantially increased her knowledge on nutrition, which she uses to advise local mothers with young children. One of her groups grew…

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We are a registered charity in Northern Ireland (NIC101412) and The Republic of Ireland (CHY 20045517). Children in Crossfire is now also a registered ‘Not For Profit’ in the USA and is recognised as tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (EIN 46-2267122). We are developing Advisory Groups in Chicago and Boston to assist with a fundraising programme.