Latest News and Blogs

April 21, 2015
By Ashleigh Yardy, Communications Officer, ChildFund Australia
ChildFund Australia supporters Sheila and Taela are taking part in our Kilimanjaro challenge for children this year
After completing ChildFund’s Vietnam Trek for Toddlers in 2011, mum-of-two Sheila is again putting on her hiking boots. This time she is gearing up to conquer Africa’s Mount Kilimanjaro with her daughter right by her side...
April 20, 2015
Reporting by Abraham Marca, communications officer, ChildFund Bolivia
Rebeca with her mum is being supported by ChildFund Bolivia
For thousands of infants around the world, ChildFund and its local partners work as a safety net to ensure their development is on track. Read young Rebeca’s story.
April 20, 2015
By Bonnie Walsh, ChildFund Australia supporter
Aussie supporters Bonnie and James meeting children in Nonghet, Laos that their support through ChildFund is helping
In February Bonnie Walsh and her husband, James from NSW were the first ever Global Community supporters to see just how big of a difference their support is making for the people of Nonghet in northern Laos. Here she reflects in pictures…
April 17, 2015
By ChildFund Australia
Beyenech and her family were provided with life-saving nourishment during the Horn of Africa food crisis through ChildFund
Every dollar cut from the Australian aid budget will have an effect on real people – children, mothers, fathers just like us. Without it, this family’s story may not have had a happy ending…
April 17, 2015
By Khounkham Douangphachone, communications manager, ChildFund Laos
ChildFund Australia supporters, Bonnie and James from NSW seeing how their support is helping communities in remote, rural Laos
Australians have been connecting with communities in northern Laos since 2012 through Global Community. ChildFund staffer, Khounkham recounts when he met Aussie supporters, Bonnie and James in remote, rural Nonghet district…
April 9, 2015
Reporting by Vlad Sokhin for ChildFund Australia and Live & Learn Vanuatu
Five-year-old Paloma sits where her preschool was before it was destroyed by Cyclone Pam. ChildFund is working with Live & Learn Vanuatu to support its reconstruction.
Rebuilding preschools in Vanuatu is a priority for children like five-year-old Paloma, who are still unable to return to school a month after Cyclone Pam...
April 4, 2015
Reporting by ChildFund Laos
Mai from northern Laos can finally farm her land without fear after it was cleared of bombs with support from ChildFund Laos
This International Mine Awareness Day meet families in northern Laos who can now finally farm their land without fear of injury from unexploded bombs leftover from the Vietnam War…
April 2, 2015
By ChildFund Australia
Pass It Back will use rugby to build the resilience and leadership skills of young people in our region, starting in Laos and Vietnam [image credit: ChildFund Australia]
ChildFund Australia, in partnership with Women Win and the Asian Rugby Football Union, is launching an innovative program called Pass it Back in 11 countries across South and Southeast Asia, starting in Laos and Vietnam...
March 30, 2015
By Mark McPeak, international program director, ChildFund Australia
ChildFund-trained youth volunteers in the Philippines supporting children in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan
Earlier this month, Mark led ChildFund's delegation to the United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan. Watch his presentation on a youth-led disaster risk reduction project in the Philippines that helped save lives and reduce damage when Typhoon Haiyan struck...
March 27, 2015
Reporting by Vlad Sokhin for ChildFund Australia
10-year-old James and his family from Efate Island, Vanuatu were left homeless by Cyclone Pam
10-year-old James and his family from Efate Island, Vanuatu are among the tens of thousands of people left homeless after Cyclone Pam devastated the small Pacific island nation...
March 27, 2015
By ChildFund Australia
ChildFund Australia is working with Live and Learn Vanuatu to help children and families affected by Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu, like James and his family
Cyclone Pam has destroyed thousands of homes, devastated crops and contaminated water supplies in Vanuatu. Read ChildFund's latest emergency update...
March 23, 2015
Reporting by ChildFund Papua New Guinea
ChildFund-trained community health volunteer, Richard standing with Nellie from PNG as she shares her story of surviving TB with her community
This World TB day read about one teen who is helping ChildFund Papua New Guinea to raise awareness of tuberculosis in her community so others do not have to go through what she endured…
March 23, 2015
By Jacqui Ooi, Social Communications & Media Manager, ChildFund Australia
More than 400 children have received care and support at the interim care centres run by ChildFund Liberia and Sierra Leone.
"Worse than war" is how our staff in West Africa describe their experience fighting the Ebola epidemic. This is the situation one year on...
March 17, 2015
By ChildFund Australia
ChildFund Australia has launched an emergency appeal to help provide safe water and sanitation facilities for affected children and their families of Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu
Thousands of children in cyclone-ravaged Vanuatu are in desperate need of safe water, following the destruction of local water supplies and sanitation facilities by Tropical Cyclone Pam...
March 16, 2015
By ChildFund Australia
Thousands of people in Vanuatu have been affected by Tropical Cyclone Pam after it tore through the Pacific island nation.
Vanuatu has been devastated by one of the strongest cyclones ever to hit the South Pacific, with whole villages blown away and thousands of homes flattened. ChildFund Australia is working with Live & Learn Vanuatu to help children and their families affected...
March 6, 2015
By Ashleigh Yardy, Communications Officer, ChildFund Australia
Helen Michael from Papua New Guinea is a powerful advocate for women's rights in PNG
Facts are facts: women really do have the power to change the world. This International Women’s Day read some of the inspiring stories from around the globe of women who are making a difference…
March 5, 2015
Reporting by Vlad Sokhin, freelance photographer, and ChildFund Australia
Helen Michael from Papua New Guinea is a powerful advocate for women's rights in PNG
She was left disfigured in a random, violent attack in 2011. Now mother-of-eight Helen from Papua New Guinea is standing up against gender-based violence and helping to empower others…
March 3, 2015
By Ashleigh Yardy, Communications Officer, ChildFund Australia
The Rhodes Family tragically died in a plane accident in Laos in 2013. In their honour, their family is leaving a life-changing legacy for infants in northern Laos
It is hard to comprehend losing a loved one. Losing four family members is inconceivable. Yet this was the tragic reality the Rhodes family were left with in October 2013 when Gavin Rhodes, his wife, Lea and their two adorable children were killed in a plane accident in Laos. The way their family responded is quite incredible and will ensure their legacy lives on…
March 2, 2015
By Dao Thi Phuong Dung, Communications Assistant, ChildFund Vietnam
ChildFund Vietnam provided more than 2,000 children with warm winter jumpers this year
ChildFund Vietnam is helping to ensure children from one of the poorest areas in Vietnam stay healthy in the cold winter months…
February 26, 2015
By Arthur Tokpah, Program Assistant, ChildFund Guinea
ChildFund Guinea is supporting schools with prevention measures such as hand-washing stations to protect teachers and students from Ebola

Photo: ChildFund Guinea is supporting schools with prevention measures such as hand-washing stations to protect teachers and students from Ebola

After schools were closed for six months during the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, classes began again in Guinea on 19 January. Attendance was low the first day, but students seemed happy to see each other after the long quarantine.