Giving children the chance to choose

The importance of global awareness

Posted by Children in Crossfire in Blog, Compassion in Action, CPD, Education

Last October we trained 85 teachers across Ireland through our Educating the Heart Programme. Since then, we’ve been continuing to support those teachers as they bring their learning to the heart of their classrooms, using the new tools and knowledge to cultivate Compassionate Global Citizenship. As well as…

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The road to a world free of FGM

Posted by Children in Crossfire in Blog

February 6th, 2019 marks the day of zero tolerance of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). This day brings mixed feelings among activists because of the highly-publicised FGM conviction in the UK, which is the first of its kind. The sense of achievement has been diluted by sadness as yet…

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Ryans work experience!

Posted by Children in Crossfire in Blog

I’m not going to lie, when I was on my way to Children in Crossfire for the first time, I had no idea what to expect. All I was aware of was that they were a charity, a successful one at that, and they helped children in need….

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Camino 2019

Posted by Children in Crossfire in Blog

Following the huge success of the most recent Camino Trip we have decided to follow up with another journey in April 2019!  The Camino de Santiago in Spain is one of the most amazing treks in the world – walking it is an unforgettable experience of a lifetime….

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The inspiration behind our Ethical Gifts – Tiblet

Posted by Children in Crossfire in Blog, Real Life Stories

Everyone who features in our Ethical Gift Cards has been supported by Children in Crossfire, so we wanted to share with you just one of their stories of hope.  Pictured is Tiblet, who is a Health Extension Worker in St Luke’s Hospital in Wolisso, Ethiopia. For the past…

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From Tree-School to Pre-School

Posted by Children in Crossfire in Blog

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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Day of the African Child – Protecting Babies Born Too Soon

Posted by Children in Crossfire in Blog

“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

Posted by Children in Crossfire in Blog

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

Posted by Children in Crossfire in Blog

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

Posted by Children in Crossfire in Blog

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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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.