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Big Global Bake Off

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Sunday, the 20th of October provided an opportunity to reflect on the food I eat. I love good food but I do not always think about where it comes from, its environmental impact, and whether it contributes or reverses climate change. The Big Global Bake-Off hosted by Children…

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Educating the Heart: Cultivating Courage for Transitioning to Post-Primary School 

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Children in Crossfire is delighted to launch a new resource for Sixth Class and Primary Seven. Educating the Heart: Cultivating Courage for Transitioning to Post-Primary School was designed in collaboration with Sixth Class students from Scoil Eoghan, Moville, through a five-week programme to support them to build resilience and…

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Educating the Heart: A Curriculum Based and Holistic Approach for Cultivating Compassionate Global Citizenship

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We are delighted to feature in the August 2019 TEESNet publication of ‘Research in Action Getting to the Heart of the Sustainable Development Goals: The Role of Teacher Education in Prompting Critical Engagement and Action’. You will find Children in Crossfire’s paper on page 29. The paper presents…

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How Our Fursa Kwa Watoto Teachers Inspire Us On World Humanitarian Day!

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Today on World Humanitarian Day, we celebrate teachers from our Fursa Kwa Watoto Programme who provide vital early learning experiences to children in their respective schools.  The Fursa Kwa Watoto Programme finished early in 2018, but teachers, Dontila James and Floriana Mashingia have continued their important work well…

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Barn Dance Success!

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We are delighted to announce that our Barn Dance hosted in collaboration with The Foyle Hospice has raised an incredible £30,000! Event organiser Gregory McLaughlin said: “Earlier this year my wife Cathy, my son Jude and I decided we wanted to hold a barn dance at our family…

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An Interns Experience – NCS workshops

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Our intern Sara describes her third week of interning in our head office. Sara worked alongside our public engagement team who were delivering workshops for the National Citizen Service! This is my third week as an intern for Children in Crossfire, and it is still amazing and very…

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Meet our Intern – Sara

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I am an intern for Children in Crossfire for the month of July in the Development Education Department and it is my first week and I am already loving it! My name is Sara Henderson and I am a 21-year-old Spanish student at the University of Groningen in…

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Cultivating Compassionate Global Citizenship

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Findings from Teachers on Educating the Heart A new report from Children in Crossfire presents a thematic analysis of teachers’ experiences of implementing the ‘Development Education: Educating the Heart Pupil Programme’. The full report can be accessed here, or view the key findings. Children in Crossfire’s Educating the…

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St Ronan’s Primary School Going for Gold: Nurturing Compassionate Global Citizens.

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“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all” ~ Aristotle. St Ronan’s Primary School are the first school in Northern Ireland to receive Children in Crossfire’s Gold Award for nurturing compassionate global citizens. The primary school in Newry, County Down have brought their students…

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Ukerewe Island – Part Two

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OUR HEAD OF FUNDRAISING, RONAN MCCAY SHARES HIS EXPERIENCE OF A RECENT TRIP TO TANZANIA TO VISIT OUR INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS. IN THE FINAL INSTALMENT OF THE TANZANIA DIARY, RONAN IS IN UKEREWE ISLAND. The school toilets I’ve just seen were infuriating. Every child using them is at risk…

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