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Wild Atlantic Way 2018

Cycle the Wild Atlantic Way

Posted by Children in Crossfire in Blog

3-Day Challenge (5th – 7th October) “Where land and sea collide, where untamed beauty abounds, welcome to the unforgettable experience of the Wild Atlantic Way”.  This 3-day cycle captures the magic and extraordinary beauty of the North West of Ireland in all its glory. Cycling the Wild Atlantic…

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Fursa kwa Watoto Logo

Voices of Fursa kwa Watoto – Video Series

Fursa kwa Watoto (Opportunities for Children) is an initiative in Tanzania designed to improve school readiness and learning outcomes for children by building evidence on the effective and scalable provision of quality pre-primary education in line with Tanzanian policies and systems. The programme is implemented in Kilimanjaro and…

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Contact Media's Director, Joseph McVeigh, presents cheque to Children in Crossfire's Executive Director, Richard Moore.

Contact Media Announces Children in Crossfire as 2018 Charity Partner

Posted by Children in Crossfire in Blog, press release

Children in Crossfire are delighted to have been chosen as the Contact Media chosen charity partner for 2018. The partnership was formally launched today with the presentation of a cheque for £200 to Children in Crossfire’s Executive Director, Richard Moore. Joseph McVeigh Director of Contact Media said “TV Taxi…

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Catalysing Change: Fursa kwa Watoto

With the enrolment of new students still underway across Tanzania by the time registration closes on March 31st, Teacher Salima Mwanjile’s class could once again top 300 (click here to see the video of her classroom taken last year).   At Nyashana Primary School in Mwanza one is…

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Pre-primary pupils in Misungwi happily drink porridge during their break time.

Ask yourself… Who will feed my child?

A young child needs proper nutrition to grow and learn well. Banning compulsory parental contributions to their children’s education has been very popular. However, the interpretation now held by many communities is that even voluntary contributions such as to school feeding programmes are now not allowed. But let…

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Participants of ‘Demystifying Tax Justice’ workshop taking part in a moving debate

Demystifying Tax Justice; a personal perspective

Let’s go to a meeting about taxation. Doesn’t sound like a fun way to spend a wet Wednesday evening, especially with Lionel Messi and co in action in a big game on TV. However, I went along to St Columb’s Park House in Derry and was really glad…

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Fursa kwa Watoto; a Model that is Truly Transformational

As we celebrate the closing of Fursa kwa Watoto, it is time to reflect on what has made the programme successful.   Transforming classrooms originally used to store broken desks, chairs and tables on the back, with pre-primary class pupils squeezed together in the little available free space,…

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Fairtrade Fortnight: Coffee Morning

Posted by Children in Crossfire in Blog, campaigns

By Rachel Stromsta, Intern at Children in Crossfire On Thursday past, I attended a Fairtrade coffee morning at Ulster University Magee campus, hosted by the Magee Library Green Impact team. There were many tasty Fairtrade treats and food at the event, ranging from bananas to chocolate. It was…

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Santa's Little Helper, Maya McLaughlin

Derry Santa’s Fundraiser Appeal

Posted by Children in Crossfire in Friday Feature, Fundraising

Anyone who walked through Derry’s Guildhall Square during December will have seen that Santa Claus himself had taken up residence at the entrance to the Guildhall.   Santa – AKA Derry man Martin Gallagher – was holding his 11th annual Big Santa Fundraiser Appeal for Children in Crossfire….

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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.