Christian Aid is an overseas development agency sponsored by over 40 churches in the UK and Ireland. It helps people to improve their own lives and to tackle the causes of poverty and injustice.
Christian Aid have a wealth of free resources for those working with young people (click on the title to link to the relevant webpage):
Children in church Explaining some of the big issues in the world to children isn’t always easy but we believe that children, with their incredible sense of injustice, can grow up being active global citizens and can play their part to change the world. Each month Christian Aid provide new resources to help you teach the children in your church about what life is like for millions of people all around the world and show them what they can do to make a difference. Ideal for use with children aged approximately 7 to 11 in Sunday groups, uniformed organisations and after-school clubs.
Sofa Sessions Sofa Sessions is a resource for small groups of 16-21 years olds and their leaders. The interactive sessions consider some of the biggest problems facing our world today including climate change and corruption. They are a great way to get young people thinking, debating, and ultimately taking action to change our world.
Learn – Christian Aid resources for teachers Introduce the global dimension to your school day! Download or order easy-to-use assemblies, classroom activities and games to help students engage with world issues and reflect on their own role as global citizens.
Learn – Christian Aid resources for youth leaders Download and order resources providing straightforward information and ready-to-use activities for your youth group.
Learn – Christian Aid training and support for teachers and youth leaders Do you want to inspire your class or youth group to think – and act – globally? Are you finding it hard to make a start? Christian Aid offers training and support that makes it easy to introduce young people to global issues.
Christian Aid has a growing network of youth coordinators who are available to participate in local events, run youth group sessions and generally do all they can to make your life easier (although they’re not very good at ironing).
Covering Southeast England – Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire & Oxfordshire – is Amy Merone Tel: 01865 246989. Click here to email.
Christian Aid’s Regional Co-ordinators are keen to get out and about – speaking, preaching and coming along to your events. They are looking forward to sharing stories of Christian Aid’s work and can support you and your church to get involved.
Hertfordshire’s Co-ordinator is Adrian Whalley, who is based within the Diocesan offices in St Albans. Click here to email Adrian.