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Wednesday, 7 December, 2011 - 13:22
A view of KabulMany of you will have heard of the attacks that took place in Afghanistan on the 6th December. By way of reassurance to you all with regards the safety of our staff team in Afghanistan, please see briefing below from Bethan Williams, our Programme Manager for Afghanistan: Twin attacks occurred in both Kabul and Mazar-e-Sharif at around midday or 7.30 GMT on 6th December and were caused by suicide bombers. Children in Crisis does not operate in Mazar-e-Sharif. In Kabul the bomb went off near to...
Wednesday, 30 November, 2011 - 15:46
A joint project between Powerful Information, Vision for the Blind and Children in Crisis has just been completed. We have been gathering data of the numbers of children with disabilities (CWD) in selected chiefdoms in the Kambia District of Sierra Leone. We also wanted to understand something of the quality of their lives and the barriers that prevent them from getting an education. There are currently no statistics and very little information about this. We focused on three Chiefdoms and...
Monday, 31 October, 2011 - 14:21
Children in Crisis, Care 2 Give, Door to Door, FundraisersA warm welcome to everyone who signed up to supporting Children in Crisis with a monthly direct debit. And huge thanks also for taking the time to talk to one of our fundraisers on your door step! Our first door to door campaign, which took place in the London area, started on 20th June and ended on 12th August 2011 using professional agency Care2Give to recruit new supporters. Our second campaign too place in and around Leeds, started on 3rd October and ended on December the 23rd 2011. Face-to...
Friday, 7 October, 2011 - 11:00
Sarah, ErasteIt is with immense sadness that I write this article to inform Children in Crisis’ supporters of the tragic events that unfolded in DR Congo in October 2011. Walking to work as usual, on the morning of 5th October, I received a call from Reverend Muvunyi Samson, Head of Children in Crisis’ long standing and much valued partner in DR Congo, Eben Ezer Ministry International (EMI). A call from Samson was not unusual, we communicate regularly, and EMI had just completed a strategic...
Wednesday, 5 October, 2011 - 15:56
Inspirational education champion for British Aid Charity Children in Crisis massacred with co-workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In the most lethal attack on aid workers so far in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Eraste Rwatangabo (pictured above), Education Manager working with the British Charity Children in Crisis, and three other colleagues were amongst seven people murdered by a Congolese rebel group as the aid workers travelled to conduct programme activities with...
Wednesday, 5 October, 2011 - 15:49
Thank You from The Duchess of YorkBGC Annual Charity Trading Day 2011 – 12th September, 2011 Sarah, The Duchess of York and her two daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie recently took part in BGC Partners’ Charity Day helping to raise funds for 75 charities worldwide, including Children in Crisis. Howard Lutnick has always led with compassion and goodness, and BGC is such an excellent example of giving back in the market place. We were very grateful to be part of their trading day to change the lives of...
Tuesday, 27 September, 2011 - 16:38
The “Big Society” is a concept that remote communities are already very familiar with in Sierra Leone. Here, local women use newly acquired knowledge to make an even wider impact in their local community. "Whoever tells you to have sex, report the matter" Class 5 girl, K.D.E.C. Primary School, Dare-Salam Kambia Central A recent evaluation of our HIV/AIDS project in Sierra Leone showed that there is little doubt that community wide awareness of HIV, how it is transmitted...
Tuesday, 13 September, 2011 - 12:28
BGC Annual Charity Trading Day 2011On 12th September, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie took to the trading floor with their mother Sarah, Duchess of York, to represent Children in Crisis at the BGC Partners charity day in London's Canary Wharf. Sarah, Duchess of York delivered a really inspirational and powerful speech about the work of Children in Crisis and the importance of education. She received a warm round of applause from the trading floor. BBC sport commentator John Inverdale also attended in support of Children in...
Friday, 9 September, 2011 - 18:16
Searcys Quiz NightOn Thursday 8th September, Searcys held a fantastic quiz night in aid of children in Crisis at one of their lovely venues; 30 Pavilion Road. The evening raised an incredible £1037 towards helping us transform the lives of Children all over the world. Searcys put on a wonderful evening, filled with delicious food and cocktails, a raffle with some top prizes and of course the all-important quiz. Our fantastic Quizmaster, Tom Crocker from Searcys ensured it was fun for all, with only a...
Friday, 2 September, 2011 - 09:28
Three boys from AfghanistanAn alarming social practice has become common in Afghanistan: parents placing their children into orphanages, often in very distant provinces. In many cases, parents do so with the view that their children will be better able to access education. In other instances, families who are unable or are unwilling to care for their children are using orphanages as a coping mechanism instead of the traditional kinship and social networks. Children in Crisis is exploring the reasons behind this emerging...