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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.

July 8, 2015
By Khounkham Douangphachone, Communications Manager, ChildFund Laos
Youth from Nonghet in their traditional dress welcoming children to ChildFund's Children's Day celebrations through dance
Each year on 1 June, ChildFund Laos organises an event to celebrate Children’s Day in the villages we work with in northern Laos. This year their event was bigger and better than ever before!
July 3, 2015
By ChildFund Australia, with reporting by ChildFund in Nepal
This secondary school in Sindhupalchok district was one of eight schools in the area to be completely destroyed
More than 25,000 classrooms were destroyed in the recent Nepal earthquakes, preventing children in affected villages from returning to school. Read how ChildFund is helping more than 6,000 children in Nepal resume their studies...
July 3, 2015
By Philip Maher, ChildFund’s emergency response team in Nepal
ChildFund-supported Child-Centred Space in Sindhupalchok district, Nepal
When schools in Nepal officially reopened on 31 May, almost one million children were unable to resume their education because their classrooms were destroyed. Read about the safe spaces ChildFund provided for around 1,800 children each day so they could play, learn and recover from their trauma until they could return to school…
July 1, 2015
By ChildFund Australia, with reporting from ChildFund staff in Nepal
Swasthani, with her eight-year-old daughter, Ristika, in front of their home which was destroyed in Nepal’s 25 April earthquake
With Nepal now in monsoon season and up to one million people at risk of being pushed into poverty over the next year, ChildFund is on the ground helping to ensure families have the necessities they need to weather the storm…
June 29, 2015
By Ashleigh Yardy, Communications Officer, ChildFund Australia
Jacob is running City2Surf to fundraise to help children in Nepal through ChildFund Australia
Learning about poverty at school had a big impact on 11-year-old Jacob from Perth. Spurred into action, he tells us about the personal challenge he has taken on to help children in Nepal…
June 22, 2015
By Ashleigh Yardy, Communications Officer, ChildFund Australia
ChildFund Bid for Good winners, Jamie and Leyla meeting their idol Danielle Cormack and the cast of Boys Will Be Boys  all to support ChildFund's Nepal Emergency Appeal
The winners of ChildFund’s first Bid for Good auction to raise funds for Nepal had the night of their lives meeting their idol (and each other!) for the very first time…
June 22, 2015
Reporting by ChildFund Ethiopia
Lidya from Ethiopia was sponsored through ChildFund as a child. Now she is studying medicine at university.
Lidya and Yiheyis were both sponsored through ChildFund when they were children. In their own words they tell their stories…
June 19, 2015
By Rashmi Kulkarni, ChildFund India
Children in Kotra, India with their books and reading bags that the received through ChildFund India's Books, My Friends program
After just a few months of ChildFund India’s Books, My Friends campaign, reading is already taking hold for these children…
June 18, 2015
Reporting by Tenagne Mekonnen, Africa Regional Communication and Administration Manager, and Arthur Tokpah, ChildFund Guinea
This year’s theme for International Day of the African Child is to end forced child marriage so children can fulfil their right to education, like Sogbe (centre) and her classmates at school in Guinea
Each year International Day of the African Child provides African children with a platform to stand up for their own rights. This year children from across the continent like 14-year-old Mamadou from Guinea spoke out against issues that affect them, including child marriage and child labour which, still affect millions of children in Africa today…