Children in Crossfire presents our 2020 Maths for Africa Challenge, allowing pupils to work together to solve mathematics problems in an international development setting.

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What is Maths for Africa?

Maths for Africa is an annual maths-based quiz for schools run by Children in Crossfire in partnership with the Izak9 Maths Team. It gets kids and young people thinking about global justice and solidarity by taking part in a maths competition that is both rewarding and fun. Schools compete against each other to win great prizes for both their schools and for each participating pupil.

The competition is tailored so that children of all ages at both primary and secondary level can take part, by accessing maths questions appropriate to their age/ability about Africa and the lives of children living there. This means that as well as engaging with maths, participants also learn about the lives of children in Tanzania and Ethiopia, where Children in Crossfire works.

When will it take place?

The next Maths for Africa Challenge will take place between 1st and 14th February 2020. We are encouraging schools to sign up for their registration pack early and we’ll keep you posted with regular updates in the run-up to the competition launch.

Register for Maths For Africa 2020

About Children in Crossfire

Children in Crossfire supports some of the world’s most vulnerable children, in Tanzania and Ethiopia. Our Early Childhood Development programme ensures that young children living in poverty get the start in life that every child deserves.


  • Provide pre-school education for tens of thousands of little children.
  • Train their teachers and equip their classrooms.
  • Deliver nutritious feeding programmes to ensure no child goes hungry.
  • Build wells so that kids and their communities have access to safe, clean water.

We are changing young lives for the better and forever. By taking part in Maths for Africa your school will be providing support for these African children in need.

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By raising a small sum of money to donate to us, your pupils will be directly helping improve the lives of the young children we support through our Early Childhood Development programmes.

There are numerous ways that schools can fundraise.

If possible, either each pupil taking part in Maths for Africa can donate £1 / €1, or help raise money via sponsorship for their efforts. We can provide sponsor forms and support materials to schools upon request.



A crystal trophy & certificate for the winning class/school. Each student who takes part will receive a coloured wristband.


“The children absolutely loved participating in the challenge – thank you.”

Rachael Vaughan, Bute House

“The children in school enjoyed the challenge and teachers responded positively.”

P Conlan , Edendork, Dungannon

“We definitely plan to support your charity again next year.”

Des, Duncanrig Secondary School