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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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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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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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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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TIDAL: Educating the Heart

TIDAL: Educating the Heart… Five Takeaways!

Posted by Children in Crossfire in Blog, Education

Over the last few days, Children in Crossfire delivered its TIDAL: Educating the Heart training to a group of energetic and enthusiastic teachers. Our intern, Barbara, was there to take part. Here are her top 5 takeaways from the event:   Teachers think about students holistically I am a…

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Educating the Heart Initiative – Think Tank Report

Posted by Children in Crossfire in Blog, Education

Children in Crossfire was delighted to host a working conference to help shape our exciting Development Education: Educating the Heart initiative. Our Think Tank took place on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd June 2017. We have been evolving our Development Education model with the aim of merging emotional and critical literacy through…

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World Teacher's Day 2017

World Teachers’ Day 2017

Posted by Children in Crossfire in Blog, Education

What with today, Thursday 5th October, being World Teachers’ Day, what better group of people to focus on for this week’s #SDGhero? Established in 1994, World Teachers’ Day is celebrated on 5th October every year as a day which allows us to recognise and pay tribute to the…

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Connecting Classrooms – Training 2017

Posted by Children in Crossfire in Blog, CPD, Education

Connecting Classrooms is a global education programme which helps teachers to develop their practice, share ideas with other like-minded teachers and develop the skills of their students to become active, compassionate change-makers. This two-day core skills training event supports teachers in bringing new methods and approaches to the…

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World Population Day 2017 | Children In Crossfire

World Population Day | Why it takes a Child to raise a community

Posted by Children in Crossfire in Blog, Education

You have probably heard the phrase “it takes a village to raise a child,” which puts each one of us responsible for the well-being of the children in our communities, directly and indirectly. But today I would like us to take an Early Childhood Development (ECD) view and…

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Maurice Is Cycling For Global Goals | Children In Crossfire

Cycling for Global Goals

Posted by Children in Crossfire in Blog, Education, Fundraising

Donna Mc Feely from the Children in Crossfire Development Education had the pleasure of meeting Maurice Hurley during his cycle around Ireland to promote awareness of the Global Goals and their importance they hold in our present and future way of life.  Here’s what she had to say…

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