Giving children the chance to choose

From Tree-School to Pre-School

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From Tree-School to Pre-School: Watoto Wetu Tunu Yetu (Our Children, Our Treasure)  In Tanzania, children usually start school at the age of 5. School is divided into pre-primary for age 3-5. Primary school is from age 6-13 and secondary is from 14-17 years old. With Irish Aid’s support,…

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On Your Bike for Children in Crossfire

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Donegal is a well-known jewel in Ireland’s crown; with its majestic scenery, amazing beaches, winding roads and legendary warm welcome. Children in Crossfire is offering cycling enthusiasts an unmissable opportunity to take in the beauty of the county’s Wild Atlantic Way with a three-day cycle, taking place between…

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Day of the African Child – Protecting Babies Born Too Soon

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“It broke my heart going back to work and leaving my tiny child at the end of my maternity leave, but I felt worse when one day I got a call to come back home quickly because my baby was having difficulty breathing, a condition I was told…

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Tee-Time For 225-Mile Golf Challenge

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Four Royal Golf Courses & 72 holes in One Day A golfing four-ball made up of two former rugby internationals and two local businessmen are teeing up for an epic 225-mile golf challenge to raise funds for the Air Ambulance NI and Children in Crossfire. Former Ulster and…

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Children In Crossfire; The reaching out roots

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Over a short period from Children in Crossfire’s creation in 1996 to now; the summer of 2018, a lot has changed in the world, and at home. Yet, its lovely wee office has stayed rooted and supported in the heart of Derry. The capacity for change stems from our…

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World Day Against Child Labour

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Today is World Day Against Child Labour, a day to shine light on the need to put an end to Child Labour and to demand safety and protection for children across the globe. Nelson Mandela famously said “There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the…

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Back of the net tournament for Children in Crossfire

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Children in Crossfire will be joining in the upcoming World Cup buzz by holding two 5-a-side football tournaments on Sunday 8 July, one at Bay Road Soccer in Derry and the other at Playball Pavilion in Stormont, Belfast.   Speaking at the event launch, Executive Director Richard Moore…

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Meet our volunteer Aisling

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The 1st of June marks the start of Volunteers’ Week, so we asked one of our very best volunteers, Aisling McCarron from Clonmany in County Donegal, to write about her experiences with us;  My name is Aisling McCarron. I am 18 years old and I volunteer with Children in…

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Celebrate World Environment Day!

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LEAF AN IMPRESSION   As a celebration of World Environment Day next Tuesday, 5th June, we are hosting a seed-bomb making workshop in Holywell Trust, Bishop Street, Derry from 12:30pm-1:30pm, followed up by an optional walk around the city to launch the seeds and add to the beauty of…

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Development Education and Global Education Facilitators Needed

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Development Education and Global Education Facilitators We are growing our team of educators to deliver our Teacher training programme, TIDAL: Educating the Heart. TIDAL: Educating the Heart is an accredited, capacity building training programme for all primary and post-primary teachers throughout Ireland, North and South. TIDAL (Teachers in…

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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.