Children in Crisis

Children in Crisis

At a glance


  • Children / families
  • Education
  • International development
  • Physical disabilities
  • Social care
  • Young people

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Children in Crisis provides education, protection, and better life opportunities for children who because of war, remoteness, and lack of government services, are missing out on quality schooling.  

At the heart of our work is the belief that education improves health and livelihood, unites communities and builds peace.

Education is the key to overcoming poverty and exclusion, so we pay particular attention to children and women who face discrimination or disadvantage, for reasons of ethnicity, gender, disability, income or other factors.

We work in partnership with local organisations and communities to improve education, healthcare and child protection, and we build their capacity to mobilise local resources, plan, deliver change, and sustain that change.

We choose to work where few others do, in some of the most challenging places, and in areas affected by conflict or political instability such as in Afghanistan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.


At the heart of all of Children in Crisis' work is the determination to educate, protect and care for vulnerable children. Our activities are varied, depending on the circumstances of the communities we work within and the situation of the children that we aim to help.

For example, in the DR Congo, we build new schools on the remote high plateau of South Kivu, each school benefiting hundreds of children each year. We have also tried more than 1,000 primary school teachers to deliver inspiring, useful lessons to 59,000 children across an area roughly the size of Wales.

Our Community Based Education Centres in Afghanistan give out-of-school children, the majority of whom are girls, the opportunity to catch up on precious years of school missed because of war or discrimination. Thanks to accelerated learning techniques, after three years of intensive study we are able to find the children places in state secondary school - opening a world of opportunity to these young people,

These are just two examples of the ways in which Children in Crisis uses our supporters' and volunteers' backing to to change the lives of vulnerable children.

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