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August 31, 2015
By grade five students from rural Laos, with reporting by ChildFund Laos
ChildFund-trained teacher, Mr Vanxay with his grade five class in Nonghet district, Laos.
With only basic training themselves, teachers in rural Laos are often not equipped to provide their students with the quality education they deserve. In their own words, this grade five class from remote Nonghet district would like to tell you about their teacher, Mr Vanxay, who received training through ChildFund Laos…
August 31, 2015
By Sagita Adeswyi, communications officer, ChildFund Indonesia
Yufen and his classmates at their ChildFund-supported school in Indonesia
All children have the right to an education. ChildFund Indonesia and its local partners are helping to ensure children have access to, not only basic, but quality child-friendly education. Read how here…
August 25, 2015
Reporting by Emmanuel Ford of ChildFund Liberia, Karifa Kamara of ChildFund Sierra Leone and Arthur Tokpah of ChildFund Guinea
ChildFund International CEO, Anne Goddard visited a school-based youth club in Guinea whose members helped to spread the word about Ebola prevention
These teenagers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have helped stop the worst outbreak of Ebola ever in the world. Read how here...
August 25, 2015
By Arthur Tokpah, program assistant, ChildFund Guinea
Ebola survivor, Facinet raising awareness of Ebola prevention in his community
Sadly, Facinet lost six of his 15 family members to Ebola and only narrowly escaped the deadly virus himself. His experience motivated him to work with ChildFund Guinea to ensure others do not have to go through what he endured...
August 20, 2015
By Ashleigh Yardy, communications officer, ChildFund Australia
Gordon with his second wife on their wedding day. Life has been a big journey for Gordon and sponsoring children through ChildFund Australia has been part of that journey.
It was almost 25 years ago when Gordon Brookes from NSW started his journey with ChildFund Australia. In that time he has gone through numerous personal tragedies but one thing has endured – his sponsorships of children and their communities around the world. Recently he had the chance to find out just how much of an impact his support has had. This is his story.
August 19, 2015
By Jacqui Ooi, Media Manager, ChildFund Australia
Women seeking refuge at Haus Ruth, a shelter for abused women and children supported by ChildFund Papua New Guinea [Vlad Sokhin/ChildFund Australia/City Mission Haus Ruth]
Aussie volunteer Lauren Hart is used to working in challenging circumstances. For the last four years, she worked on the frontline at a sexual assault crisis counselling service in Tasmania, guiding survivors through their darkest and most traumatic moments. This year, her work led her to Papua New Guinea, a country with some of the highest rates of family and sexual violence in the world...
August 19, 2015
By ChildFund Australia
Crisis support for survivors of family and sexual violence in Papua New Guinea will only be a phone call away with the launch of a new hotline this week
Australians and New Zealanders are helping to tackle epidemic levels of violence against women and children in Papua New Guinea, through the launch of the country’s first nationally available, toll-free hotline offering crisis support to survivors of family and sexual violence...
August 12, 2015
By ChildFund Australia, with reporting by ChildFund Cambodia
ChildFund Cambodia is helping youth in rural Cambodia to be agents of their own change by establishing youth groups and providing skills training
This International Youth Day highlights the essential role young people play in achieving sustainable human development. Yet in Cambodia where 65 per cent of the population is under the age of 30, most young people are left out of decision-making processes. Watch 25-year-old Sarath tell his story about how ChildFund helped him to become an agent of his own change…
August 11, 2015
By ChildFund Australia
Heavy monsoonal rains coupled with strong winds from Cyclone Komen have caused severe flooding, widespread damage and landslides in Myanmar
Nearly one million people have been affected by widespread flooding across Myanmar, after heavy monsoonal rains and Cyclone Komen left much of the country under water. ChildFund is providing emergency assistance for children and families in two disaster zones, many of whom are living in camps after losing their homes...
July 31, 2015
By Bui Thi Nhu, former sponsored child, with reporting by ChildFund Vietnam
Former ChildFund sponsored child Nhu from Vietnam at a work conference
This year, ChildFund Vietnam celebrates 20 years working with communities in rural northern Vietnam. Nhu, who was sponsored through ChildFund until 2005, reflects on how her life and her community have changed over this time…
July 31, 2015
By Bui Van Duong, former sponsored child, with reporting by ChildFund Vietnam
Former ChildFund sponsored child, Duong at his office in his village in Hoa Binh province, Vietnam
This year, ChildFund Vietnam celebrates its 20th anniversary working with communities in remote northern Vietnam. Duong, who was sponsored by Australian, Gordon, in 1998 when he was just eight, shares his story…
July 31, 2015
Reporting by ChildFund Vietnam
These children are attending a ChildFund-supported kindergarten in Vietnam where ChildFund has been working for 20 years
Starting with 220 children in 8 villages two decades ago, ChildFund Vietnam now helps almost 34,000 children in 488 villages! But what has been achieved for these children and their communities along the way?
July 28, 2015
By Pisey Khun, Communications Officer, ChildFund Cambodia
9-year-old Sreypon from Chhloung district, Cambodia was very happy to receive a new bike through ChildFund so she can get to school more easily and safely
Thanks to the simple gift of a bicycle donated by generous Australians, thousands of children in rural Cambodia have a better chance of completing school and reaching their dreams. Meet three children who have had their lives changed for the better…
July 24, 2015
By ChildFund Australia, with reporting from Live & Learn Vanuatu
This is one of two kindergartens ChildFund Australia has partnered with Live & Learn Vanuatu to help local communities rebuild
Four months after Tropical Cyclone Pam devastated Vanuatu, the first of 250 kindergartens to be rebuilt across the Pacific Island nation has officially opened with the support of ChildFund Australia and Live & Learn Vanuatu. For children like five-year-old Paloma who thought she had lost her kindy forever, it means a return to a stable and happy learning environment. Read more here…
July 22, 2015
By Nhung Vuong Tuyet, Communications Officer, ChildFund Vietnam
Children learning about sanitation and the disease transmission cycle as part of ChildFund Vietnam’s hygiene awareness sessions
Lack of access to safe water and proper sanitation facilities is one of the major issues affecting the health of communities in rural, northern Vietnam. Through a child-led approach, ChildFund Vietnam is helping to change this…
July 20, 2015
By ChildFund Australia
The majority of the population of Nonghet district, where ChildFund Laos works, are from the H'mong ethnic minority group. These young women are dressed in their traditional dress to celebrate H'mong New Year.
Have you ever wondered what life is like for young people living in poverty around the world? Read this to gain an unique insight into life for youth in rural northern Laos...
July 20, 2015
By ChildFund Australia
These children are supported by ChildFund Myanmar and their local partners projects in Kachin state, Myanmar
Watch this video to see some of the thousands of children and youth ChildFund and our local partners are working with in Myanmar...
July 14, 2015
By Raphael Opira, former ChildFund sponsored child
Former ChildFund sponsored child Raphael with his family
We often get asked: 'How is sponsorship really making a difference for children around the world?' For former ChildFund sponsored child, Raphael from Uganda, it meant the difference between dream and reality…
July 13, 2015
By Ashleigh Yardy, Communications Officer, ChildFund Australia
ChildFund sponsor Michael and his former sponsored child, Raphael, met for the first time in Sydney this year
When Sydney teacher Michael Coorey organised to sponsor a child on behalf of his students 20 years ago, he did not fathom the change it would have on his life forever. Read his story here…
July 10, 2015
By ChildFund Australia
ChildFund is calling for greater investment to protect children from violence at this week's FfD3 in Addis Ababa

ChildFund Alliance has joined other child-focused agencies in calling for greater investment in the protection of children from violence.

With the launch of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3) in Ethiopia today, ChildFund believes it is vital that UN member states agree to increased investment in programs to prevent child violence and exploitation.

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