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Public Engagement

Public Engagement is all about the sharing of knowledge. It is a process which has been set up to support the learning and understanding of International Development issues and acts as a means of raising public awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals, overseas development assistance, and the direct work of Children in Crossfire.

Children in Crossfire is committed to working alongside other development organisations and volunteer supporters in achieving our end goal – a compassionate world in which every child can realise their potential. Through our two-pronged approach of combining development education along with the overseas work that we do in both Tanzania and Ethiopia, we work towards reaching the Sustainable Development Goals, placing particular focus on Goal 4- ‘ensure inclusive and quality education for all, and promote lifelong learning’. Alongside our partner organisations, we work under Ireland’s Development Aid programme to create a space in which we can engage further with our public in a commitment to increase awareness of how sustainable development works and what we can do to help further its progress.

Our Public Engagement Programme

By setting up a programme of Public Engagement, we at Children in Crossfire aim to create an area in which we can inform, consult and collaborate with you, our public audience, in a commitment to build public knowledge of overseas development assistance, and provide everyone with a stronger insight into how we can make a difference to the lives of those living within poverty. We believe that by increasing people’s understanding of how International Development works, we can all work together to create a world full of compassion and equal opportunities for all.

Through the next five years, we will

  • Conduct a number of public seminars surrounding the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Create a number of blogs, vlogs and other social media resources
  • Create a toolkit which shows how you can get directly involved in the work of Children in Crossfire
  • Create a multiplier programme of public supporters to directly engage with and spread the message of Children in Crossfire

If you are interested in any of these upcoming events, please contact Dee Abbott:, or give us a ring on 02871269898.

If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito – The Dalai Lama.

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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.