Children in Crisis

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Joanna Lumley presents the Radio 4 Appeal for Children in Crisis.
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Thu 8 Aug 2013 15:27

Children in Crisis

Children in Crisis has been working in conflict-affected countries for the past 20 years. At the heart of our work is the belief that literacy and education improve health and livelihoods, unite communities and build peace.


The charity focuses on the hardest-to-reach, forgotten communities where literacy levels amongst adults are low, and schooling for children is severely limited.


Children in Crisis is a small team of 14 based in south London, have an office in Kabul, and work in close partnership with local grass-roots organisations who share our aims and ambitions. We are currently assisting children and communities in Afghanistan, the DR Congo, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

 

Arlette

Arlette

Third from left, bottom row is Arlette, who features in this appeal. She is with her classmates in front of their new school which was built by Children in Crisis and the parents of Kakuba village, eastern DR Congo.

Working with communities

Working with communities
Without community input Children in Crisis would not be able to build schools in the remote and inaccessible eastern DR Congo. In this photo, parents are delivering sand that they have dug for the foundations of a new school, a vital contribution.

For better schools

For better schools
This is the type of classroom that Children in Crisis’s school building programme replaces. The new schools are durable, water-proof and equipped with proper desks and benches; giving children a brighter, drier and healthier learning environment.

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