Inspiring children in Christian Aid's work
Inspiring children and young people to get involved in worldwide justice issues is a key part of Christian Aid’s work. We are delighted to announce, therefore, that John Meredith has joined us on secondment to help develop this work in Wales.
John is a primary school teacher specialising in religious education. He also works as a RE consultant with the Diocese of Swansea and Brecon, where he supports Church schools to fulfil the RE syllabus.
He will bring his wide experience in the field to Christian Aid and will have a specific focus on utilising the Christian Aid Week schools resources within Church schools in both Llandaff and Swansea and Brecon Diocese.
John has been passionate about Christian Aid’s work since childhood. His father was heavily involved with the work in Abergavenny and John has followed in his father’s footsteps and is now an active member of the town’s Christian Aid committee.
‘The continued presence of injustice and abject poverty in our world is an affront to us all,’ says John, ‘but Christian Aid, throughout its history, has shown how we can all make a real difference and impact positively on people’s lives.’
About the specifics of his new role he added, ‘Christian Aid has an important message for all of us and the children are the future. My role is to show and engage with children through the enquiry approach of asking questions, explaining the good work and how Christian Aid changes lives by making a real difference.’