Latest News and Blogs

November 20, 2014
By ChildFund Australia
12-year-old Lily from Australia joins children from around the world in a powerful new video asking world leaders to respect children’s rights
One in four Australian children (24 per cent) say that children’s rights to protection in our country are not being met, according to a new global survey of over 6,000 children by international aid group ChildFund Alliance.
November 20, 2014
By Nigel Spence, CEO, ChildFund Australia
Children like 10-year-old Ayisha from Ghana now have better access to education and healthcare but we are falling short in meeting our duty of protection for all children
Children globally now have far better life chances and opportunities, but 25 years of children’s rights is also a story of under-achievement and failures to protect, says ChildFund Australia CEO Nigel Spence...
November 18, 2014
By Jacqui Ooi, Social Communications Manager, ChildFund Australia
Photo: ChildFund staff will deliver children’s letters to world leaders at a UN event in New York
On the eve of Universal Children’s Day, ChildFund staff will deliver letters from children to world leaders at a UN event in New York. You can read some of those letters here...
November 14, 2014
By Jacqui Ooi, Social Communications Manager, ChildFund Australia
12-year-old Mary from Zambia is one of 50 children around the world who took part in the Small Voices, Big Dreams video project
If children could write a letter to world leaders, what would they say? ChildFund set out on a global journey to find out the answer to this question... and this was the result!
November 11, 2014
By Rachel Murphy, Community Fundraising Manager, ChildFund Australia
ChildFund Australia Cambodia Water Challenge participants met children from Cambodia who are benefiting from their fundraising
Our Cambodia Water Challenge team have raised more than $48,000 to provide schools in rural Cambodia with access to clean water and toilets. Rachel describes the day they got to meet some of the children who are benefitting from their fundraising…
November 10, 2014
By ChildFund Australia
14-year-old Veth receive a bicycle through ChildFund's Gifts for Good last Christmas and can now get to school quickly and safely every day
With Christmas just around the corner, there’s no better time to do something really good for children living in poverty...
November 7, 2014
By Martin Nanawa, Communications Officer, ChildFund Philippines
ChildFund Philippines and our local partner staff are helping people, like mother-of-three Miriam, affected by Typhoon Haiyan to rebuild their lives
When Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines in November 2013, business came to a grinding halt. Fast forward 12 months and ChildFund is helping people like mother-of-three Miriam get back on their feet…
November 6, 2014
By Martin Nanawa, Communications Officer, ChildFund Philippines
14-year-old Kenna is a ChildFund-trained volunteer helping children recover after Super Typhoon Haiyan
One year after Typhoon Haiyan devastated parts of the Philippines, 14-year-old Kenna is paying forward the support she got by helping other children recover from that terrifying night...
October 27, 2014
By Ashleigh Yardy, Communications Officer, ChildFund Australia
ChildFund Australia supporters Trish and Peter Fehon on their Dirt Driving Trek to raise funds for children in Cambodia
What do you get when you cross a passion for helping children with a love of dirt driving? This fun-loving Aussie couple share their story...
October 24, 2014
By ChildFund Australia
ChildFund Australia has been awarded Charity of the Year at the 2014 JustGiving Awards, recognising the organisation’s work in partnering with local communities to improve the lives of millions of children and their families in developing countries...
October 22, 2014
By ACFID and supporting aid agencies
As the unprecedented Ebola outbreak in West Africa worsens, leaders of Australian humanitarian agencies have issued a joint call to action for the Australian government...
October 20, 2014
By Ana Gracibel Rivera, ChildFund Honduras
ChildFund Australia sponsors, Ian and Chris and their daughters meeting their sponsored child Hilda (in school uniform) and her family in Honduras
The sound of laughter and tiny feet running around the playground fills the air. In that moment we all are in awe that children's innocence and genuine care goes far beyond any language barrier. This is what the Dickinson family have travelled continents for…
October 17, 2014
By ChildFund International
In a Liberian village affected by Ebola, ChildFund is providing water for hand-washing
23-year-old Ebola survivor Decontee Davis talks about her experience and why she's now volunteering at a ChildFund-supported care centre for children orphaned by the disease...
October 14, 2014
By Saroj Pattnaik, Communications Officer, ChildFund India
9-year-old Nafiya and her peers are supported by ChildFund India's Equip program which is helping children with learning difficulties
ChildFund India and Caterpillar Foundation are working together to help students in southern India with learning difficulties. Read what they have done to assist more than 4,800 children in 100 schools…
October 10, 2014
By Danielle Roth, Technical Coordinator for Youth Programs, ChildFund International
ChildFund Senegal is supporting communities in Western Senegal to help combat violence against girls and women in the area
Almost 75 per cent of young girls in Senegal have experienced some form of sexual harassment and one in 12 have been raped. This International Day of the Girl Child, read what ChildFund Senegal is doing to help change this…
October 7, 2014
By ChildFund International
ChildFund Liberia national director Billy Abimbilla oversees a shipment of supplies to fight the Ebola virus in Liberia
ChildFund has opened the first dedicated children’s Interim Care Centre in the Liberian capital, Monrovia, for children who have lost one or both parents to Ebola...
October 2, 2014
By Pippa Hansen, ChildFund New Zealand Communications Intern, on behalf of Robyn Gulliver
Australian sponsors, Robyn and her family meeting their sponsored children, Hoai and Binh for the first time
Expats Kiwis Robyn Gulliver and Simon Jones wanted their two young boys to see that life in other countries is very different to the one they lead in Australia, and to meet the two girls who they only knew through sponsorship letters. Robyn tells us of her family’s journey…
September 26, 2014
By ChildFund Australia
UNICEF has released its latest report on child survival. ChildFund Vietnam is giving children like five-year-old Thao and her mother from northern Vietnam access to healthcare which is essential for survival.
UNICEF has released its latest report on child survival to track global progress on reducing child mortality. So how are we doing? There is good news and bad news...
September 26, 2014
By ChildFund Australia
ChildFund is helping to fight Ebola and protect children like 10-year-old Adama from Guinea and her family
We hope this FAQ answers any questions or concerns supporters may have about their sponsored children in Ebola-affected countries, and what ChildFund is doing to help…
September 26, 2014
By ChildFund Australia
ChildFund Australia is calling on the Australian Government to rethink its Cambodian solution for refugees
ChildFund Australia is calling on the Australian Government to abandon its plan to transfer asylum seekers to Cambodia under a new resettlement agreement...