Educating the Heart at Lumen Christi | Children in Crossfire

Throughout 2016, Children in Crossfire’s Development Education team worked hard to tackle the injustices of poverty through promoting active global citizenship to schools and colleges.

During this period, we have strengthened the delivery and impact of our overall Development Education programme, ensuring high-quality global learning.

2016 Key Highlights

1. We have developed a new Educating the Heart approach for engaging young people in Global Citizenship. Educating the Heart combines critical and emotional literacy approaches for cultivating compassionate global citizens.

2. In partnership with the Global Learning Programme  (GLP), we have trained over 200 teachers in Global Citizenship methods. GLP offers training and resource support to schools. It seeks to embed global learning in 50% of primary, post-primary and SEN schools in Northern Ireland by 2018.  It is already 60% of the way toward this goal.

3. We have partnered with British Council to deliver Global Citizenship training to teachers through the

Connecting Classrooms Programme. Connecting Classrooms is a learning journey for schools; offering free training to teachers to enhance their knowledge, skills and confidence to teach essential core skills for Global Citizenship.

4. We have delivered a Development Education programme to a group of students from St Columb’s College in Derry, which culminated in a cultural trip visit to our partner programmes in Tanzania.

5. We carried out an external evaluation of our overall development education work, which returned very positive findings of our work, with good recommendations for us to consider taking forward.

2016 Targets Reached

Development Education Statistics | Children in Crossfire

2017 will see us build on our impact through reaching up to 500 teachers, in order to impact the teaching and learning of up to 70,000 students across Ireland.