Rising to the Challenge

Our Development Education team recently featured in Rising to the Challenge, a virtual conference organised by the Irish Development Education Association (IDEA).

It gave us a platform to share some of the ways we adapted our practice throughout 2020 so we could continue to support schools to cultivate Compassionate Global Citizenship with blended learning approaches.

We created a set of four videos that would explore Children in Crossfire’s Compassion Pledge that would help students and teachers to practice resilience and to foster wellbeing whilst exploring compassionate global citizenship. In the short videos, we interviewed children and young people to hear their perspectives and listen to their wisdom on some Compassionate Global Citizenship themes like Kindness, Gratitude, Connection and Courage.

Our Development Education team are committed to supporting schools throughout Ireland. Through our innovative Educating the Heart programme, we have a created a number of free resources that will help educators to implement development education and social and emotional learning approaches that foster kindness, interconnection, common humanity, resilience, compassion and solidarity. You can access our resources here.

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