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Thursday, 24 November, 2016 - 16:47
We have an update from Bibangwa, DR Congo, where the Virdee School is really starting to take shape. The roof is working its way along the building and classroom desks are being made! (All photos by Marcel Rukema, School Construction Project Manager for our Congolese partners, Eben-Ezer Ministry International.) With DR Congo’s rainy season just starting, getting a roof on the school is a priority – this will allow construction to continue without interruption. Window frames are in...
Tuesday, 4 October, 2016 - 10:21
Today, 4th October 2016, is the fifth anniversary of the massacre of our four dear colleagues, Eraste, Tite, Musore, and Gifota. Their vehicle was attacked by a notorious rebel group, on the way our schools programme on the High Plateau, DR Congo, three others died alongside them. The attack was ethnically motivated. Eraste, Tite, Musore, and Gifota were passionate agents of peace and education. Our friends from EMI, our Congolese partner organisation, put it best:  “they walked the...
Thursday, 1 September, 2016 - 15:50
Our colleague Marcel Rukema has just travelled back down from the South Kivu Plateau in DR Congo.  He made the 22-hour round trip to survey progress on the construction of the Virdee School in Bibangwa. He has brought some photos with him which you scroll through below. In short, things are going well! The foundations for the new school have been completed – a significant stage in any construction process. A sign acknowledging the generous support of The Virdee Foundation stands...
Friday, 22 July, 2016 - 12:34
On Thursday 30th June, Children in Crisis held a fundraising gala dinner at the Masterpiece London art fair. We were delighted to be chosen as the fair’s charity partner for 2016. It presented a unique opportunity to hold an exclusive fundraiser. The gala was held within the fair’s pop-up Le Caprice restaurant. Decked out as the RMS Queen Mary ship,  guests were invited on board and transported back to the glamorous 1930s. Enjoying a delicious three-course dinner food, and...
Tuesday, 19 July, 2016 - 16:53
It is with great pleasure that we can announce the winner of our charity draw raffle, held at Masterpiece London 2016. Mr David Hutson was the lucky winner of the star prize, a MINI One 1.2 (automatic) in Moonwalk Grey. We met Mr Hutson on July 20th, where we handed over his new wheels. Our warm congratulations to him. Photo caption: Mr Huston with his new Mini One 1.2 Photo caption: Our yellow pencil meets the MINI One 1.2 We would like to also take this opportunity to thank Simon...
Monday, 27 June, 2016 - 17:29
We are delighted to announce a new partnership with the philanthropist, Professor Peter Virdee, whose charitable foundation is funding the construction of a new school in Bibangwa, DR Congo. Located a three hours’ walk from the nearest road, on the High Plateau of eastern DR Congo, Bibangwa’s children are at the extremes of isolation. They’re receiving no help or investment from the government or other organisations. The current wattle and daub school, built by a resourceful...
Tuesday, 12 April, 2016 - 12:26
Children in Crisis is delighted to announce that we have been chosen as the charity partner for Masterpiece London 2016.  Masterpiece is a leading international fair for art, antiques and design which has become a must-attend event in London’s busy summer art and auction calendar. Showcasing works that span over 5,000 years of art history, from antiquity to the present day, the week-long fair, running from 30 June to 6 July, creates an unparalleled event for collectors, whilst also...
Wednesday, 9 December, 2015 - 16:24
Help give children their words The children of Rivercess County are growing up unable to read or write. There simply isn't anything for them to read in the region's primary schools - one of Liberia's poorest and most inaccessible. Even when reading material is available, it is usually alien and inappropriate for young Liberian minds. Imagine trying to learn to read for the first time from a book featuring weather, animals or names that you have never seen or heard before... £...
Friday, 2 October, 2015 - 11:02
The weather in London, four years ago, was very similar to the weather we’re experiencing this autumn – an Indian summer, unseasonably warm and sunny. A bizarre introduction, one may think, to my memorial tribute to our Congolese colleagues who were killed so needlessly four years ago on 4th October 2011, but the similarly of the weather to that terrible time has evoked strong, desperately sad memories. The day I received the call from the office in DR Congo, I was on route to work...
Tuesday, 14 July, 2015 - 16:58
"In a month I will start secondary school which I am really excited about. My parents are so proud of me - my mother came to the education centre to say thank you to my teachers. She was crying because of everything they have done for me" - Jameela, aged 14. Students from our Community Based Education Centres move up to secondary school  Earlier this year, the 286 children on our Accelerated Learning Programme took their Grade Six exams, which under Afghan Law, each child must...