Giving children the chance to choose

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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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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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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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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Ben Nevis from halfway up!

Ben Nevis: A Personal Account

Someone described a truly modest man as one who climbs Mount Everest alone without ever telling anybody… that is not me! But what follows is hardly a boast. On Friday October 20th came to our Fort William, Scotland hotel me, Derryman Derek, Derrywoman Joanne and an English couple…

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The Change-Makers: Stella Murray

Stella Murray is a global educator who spoke at our recent Compassion in Action conference. What follows is the speech she delivered as one of the invited change-makers. Why should Educating the Heart be part of our children’s education? Good afternoon, my name is Stella Murray. We’re all here to…

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Micro Financing Group in Tanzania | Children In Crossfire

The Day I Joined a Women’s Group in Tanzania

Posted by Children in Crossfire in Blog, Real Life Stories

My visit to Muungano CMMF Group, Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania | By Deborah McWhirter On my most recent trip to Tanzania, we were able to join in a CMMF (Community Managed Micro-Finance) group meeting.  Here is what happened; Whilst waiting for everyone to arrive group members plant up young…

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My Vietnam Adventure

Posted by Children in Crossfire in Blog, Real Life Stories

Recently I embarked on an amazing trip to Vietnam with an incredible charity, Children in Crossfire and I felt it was so inspiring that it was time to put pen to paper to honour its memory – a memory shared can last forever! I had heard Richard Moore’s…

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