Together we’re stronger than the storms
Christian Aid works for and with people of all faiths and none, as well as with churches and other organisations, to promote sustainable development, strive for social justice and pursue its vision of a world without poverty. Christian Aid aims to expose poverty throughout the world, to help in practical ways to end it and to highlight, challenge and change the structures and systems that favour the rich and powerful over the poor and marginalised.
Every year in May, thousands of Christian Aid’s supporters celebrate Christian Aid Week. They do all sorts of things to raise money in churches, schools and community groups across the UK and Ireland. Christian Aid uses the money raised during Christian Aid Week to help to tackle poverty across the world. Christian Aid also produces materials for schools to use around Christian Aid Week to raise awareness about its work and these can be downloaded for free.
The schools pack focuses on two young children Zaza and Jephthe and their journey, here's a short video giving you a flavour of what you can expect on the schools page.
This year Christian Aid Week is focused on the people of Haiti who have endured unimaginable natural disasters, with many losing their homes and livelihoods. Christian Aid is helping to build stronger houses in Haiti that can withstand the storms. Of the 700 houses Christian Aid built after the 2010 earthquake, just one needed to be repaired after Hurricane Matthew in 2016. Vilia and her family are from Hati and Wilia's story is one of the key stories for Christian Aid week 2018, here's a short video of Vilia telling her story.
We partnered with the Christian Aid Schools team to create six interactive prayer activities themed around some of Christian Aid’s projects, and they are available to download for free. Why not use these activities during May to coincide with Christian Aid Week?
Caroline Weir, Education Coordinator at Christian Aid