Giving children the chance to choose

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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Resolution for Change

Posted by Children in Crossfire in Blog, campaigns

Well, now that the furore of festive celebrations have passed and life has returned, somewhat sadly, to normal, it seems like a fair time to ask… how are the New Year’s resolutions going?! Are you one of the dedicated few who are actively enforcing the ‘new year, new…

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Retrospective: An Intern’s Experience

I was an intern at Children in Crossfire in Development Education and I can say with certainty that it has been one of the most positive and formative experiences I have ever had, and I was very sad to leave. Before coming to Children in Crossfire I had…

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A Fursa kwa Watoto pre primary classroom at Nguge Primary School, Misungwi, Mwanza.

Exceeding Expectations

Enthusiasm, energy, happiness, openness and playfulness are all rolled into a carefully packaged early learning experience called Fursa kwa Watoto (FkW) (which is Kiswahili for ‘opportunities for children’). Children in Crossfire Tanzania coordinates other partners of FkW which has so far reached over 11,000 children in Kilimanjaro and…

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Festive Jailbreak 2017

Festive Jailbreak

Come along to Richmond Shopping Centre to support Children in Crossfire’s Festive Jailbreak. Local ‘jailbirds’ will be fundraising to get out of ‘festive’ jail in time for Christmas! In festive jail this year we have pop band ‘Lavengro’ ahead of their upcoming single release “Think” out now on…

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Mince Pie Morning

Mince Pie Morning

Posted by Children in Crossfire in Blog, campaigns, Fundraising

The season of goodwill is well and truly upon us. It’s a great time to get together with friends and family in a bid to catch up before the madness of Christmas shopping takes over! If you’re planning on having a little get-together over the festive period, then…

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Santa's Big Fundraiser Appeal

Santa’s Big Fundraiser Appeal

Posted by Children in Crossfire in Blog, Fundraising, news article

Christmas is coming and it’s time to get into the festive spirit! On November 23rd, Derry man Martin Gallagher launched his 11th annual Santa’s Big Fundraiser Appeal for Children in Crossfire. He does this every year in loving memory of his son, Christopher, who died tragically of malaria…

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World AIDS Day 2017

World AIDS Day

Posted by Children in Crossfire in Blog, campaigns, Friday Feature

Today, Friday 1st December recognises World AIDS Day, a day in which we are given the chance to stand up and join in the campaign to help put an end to one of the world’s most serious health and development challenges. Although over recent years we have seen…

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Tanzanian Country Director, Craig Ferla Meeting the Honourable Prime Minister of Tanzania, Kassim Majaliwa.

Country Director Meets Tanzanian Prime Minister

Posted by Children in Crossfire in Blog, news article

Last week Children in Crossfire‘s Tanzanian Country Director, Craig Ferla, had the huge honour of meeting with the Honourable Prime Minister of the United Republic of Tanzania, Kassim Majaliwa. He shared some thoughts from his meeting with us below. It was a remarkable privilege and honour to meet…

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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.