Latest News and Blogs

November 28, 2014
By Christine Ennulat, ChildFund International, with reporting by Joan Ng’ang’a, ChildFund Kenya
Halima, a ChildFund Kenya-supported community health volunteer is helping people affected by HIV and AIDS in her community
ChildFund Kenya-trained community health volunteers, like Halima, are helping to close the gap on HIV prevention and treatment by providing better access to health services. This World AIDS Day read her inspiring story…
November 28, 2014
By Ha Thi Tuyet Nhung and Bui Van Dung, ChildFund Vietnam
Tuan from rural Vietnam received two wheelchairs from ChildFund Vietnam to provide him better access to infrastructure
Could you imagine spending your childhood indoors not knowing what even your neighbour’s home looked like? This International Day of People with Disability read how ChildFund Vietnam has helped to transform the lives of children with disability in rural Vietnam…
November 25, 2014
By ChildFund Australia
Women who have experienced violence will soon be able to access support via a national, toll-free hotline, the first of its kind in Papua New Guinea
ChildFund Papua New Guinea, in partnership with the Family and Sexual Violence Action Committee (FSVAC) of PNG, will work together for the next five years to develop PNG’s first national counselling service offering support to survivors of family and sexual violence...
November 25, 2014
By Jacqui Ooi, Social Communications and Media Manager, ChildFund Australia
Award-winning human rights photographer Vlad Sokhin will launch his powerful new book Crying Meri (published by FotoEvidence) at Parliament House on 2 December, in partnership with ChildFund Australia.
Award-winning human rights photographer Vlad Sokhin will launch his powerful new book Crying Meri (published by FotoEvidence) at Parliament House on 2 December, in partnership with ChildFund Australia...
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...