Education for the world's poorest children.
Children in Crisis' vision is of a world where all children have access to education to enable them to fulfill their potential to live positive, healthy lives and contribute to the development of the societies in which they live.
Worldwide, 77 million children do not have access to education. Children in Crisis is working with local communities in 10 countries to provide educational opportunities as a route out of poverty for the world's most vulnerable children.
In countries recovering from conflict, where there is little educational infrastructure, we help to rebuild schools that have been destroyed and to train teachers.
In Africa we work to combat the spread of HIV/ AIDS by educating children and their families. In Asia, we help to train midwives to prevent new born illness and death.
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'Drugs: support information, drug education' is an exciting, interactive drug and alcohol education programme for children and young people that encourages them to make positive, informed decisions about their lifestyles. Using specialist education centres and resources for the classroom, d:side visits a child throughout their primary education, each year building on knowledge previously acquired, complementing the PSHE curriculum.
Drug misuse in the UK is a serious problem, threatening health, social cohesion and all aspects of development of today's young. The culture of binge drinking costs £7.2 billion in crime and disorder issues, £1.2 billion in terms of health, and 17 million working days are lost to drink-related illness.
In a complex environment with ever-changing laws, children are constantly bombarded by adult messages, through all forms of media, often confusing what is acceptable behaviour. This makes it vital to arm children with knowledge and skills to make their own informed decisions.
The d:side programme is currently being taught in the London Borough of Southwark and in Leeds.