Latest News and Blogs

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 2, 2015
By Vuong Tuyet Nhung, Communications Officer, 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.

February 24, 2015
By Manasi Kogekar, Program Assistant, ChildFund Australia
This ChildFund Laos-supported school in rural northern Laos was funded with support from Australian Aid
Following severe cuts to the Australian aid budget, which will dramatically set back efforts to deliver effective aid, more than 50 organisations are supporting a unified effort to help garner public support and show our politicians that Australians are truly proud of the aid program...
February 23, 2015
Aid sector CEOs, including ChildFund Australia CEO Nigel Spence (fourth from left), unite for the Australian Aid campaign launch at UNSW with UNICEF ambassador Adam Liaw
In an unfair world, in a country becoming less fair, young Australians cling to a ‘fair go’, according to new Galaxy research released today...
February 13, 2015
By ChildFund Australia
Report of the Australian Human Rights Commission’s National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention
Over 200 organisations, including ChildFund Australia, have added their support to a joint statement calling for legislative change to prevent future immigration detention of children...
February 12, 2015
By Saroj Pattnaik, Communications Officer, ChildFund India
17-year-old Manisha from India has been sponsored through ChildFund since 2005
Meet Manisha, a 17-year-old girl from India who has been sponsored through ChildFund since 2005. In her own words, she explains what sponsorship has meant for her and her family over the past 10 years…
February 12, 2015
Reporting by ChildFund Philippines
The ChildFund Mobile Supervised Neighbourhood play vehicle visits a remote village in the Philippines.
In the Philippines some communities are too remote to establish services like early childhood education so ChildFund Philippines and their local partner have come up with an innovative way to ensure children under five do not miss out on the support they deserve…
January 30, 2015
By Ashleigh Yardy, Communications Officer, ChildFund Australia
Photo: Our Laos Discovery participants raised over $14,000 to help build the first preschool in this community
Earlier this month, a small group of passionate Aussies set off on an adventure to see ChildFund's work in action. This is what happened when they veered off the tourist trail and headed for the steep mountains of northern Laos...
January 27, 2015
By ChildFund Australia
Photo: Funds raised from ChildFund's Big Ask will help more children access education in some of the poorest parts of the world [credit: ChildFund Australia]
Schools, workplaces and trivia buffs across Australia are being invited to take part in a national fundraiser called ChildFund’s Big Ask to support children’s education in some of the world’s poorest communities...
January 22, 2015
By Jacqui Ooi, Social Communications and Media Manager, ChildFund Australia
As schools reopen in Ebola-affected countries, ChildFund will help ensure children are protected through prevention and control measures
As schools reopen in Ebola-affected countries, it's the first step back to normalcy for millions of children whose lives and education has been disrupted by the worst Ebola crisis in history... So why are there concerns?
January 21, 2015
As told to Jacqui Ooi, Social Communications & Media Manager, ChildFund Australia
Sierra Leone remains the worst-affected country, with 184 new Ebola cases reported in the week to 11 January 2015
ChildFund is continuing to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, supporting children and families affected by the disease. Billy Abimbilla, national director for ChildFund Liberia and ChildFund Sierra Leone, has been leading the response in both countries. We spoke to Billy this week to get the latest update...
January 14, 2015
By Himangi Jayasundera, Communications Officer, ChildFund Sri Lanka
ChildFund sponsored child, Tharun and his mother in Sri Lanka
With little education and job opportunities, raising Tharun on her own has been difficult for 34-year-old Ithayakala from Sri Lanka. Though since Tharun was sponsored through ChildFund three years ago, things have been looking up for this close-knit pair…
January 13, 2015
By Nicole Duciaume, Americas region sponsorship manager, ChildFund International
This grandmother and her granddaughter are attending a nutrition workshop in their village in Ecuador
Deep in the Andes ranges in southern Ecuador lies a small, remote village where life is changing for the inhabitants. Read how the parents and community leaders together with ChildFund Ecuador and sponsors from all around the world are giving children in this village a fresh start…
January 13, 2015
By Saroj Pattnaik, Communications Officer, ChildFund India
Govindaraj and his family in India were affected by the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami. They now receive support through ChildFund.
10 years after the South Asia Tsunami, this community in India is still recovering from that devastating day. Read their stories here…
January 12, 2015
By Kate Andrews, staff writer, ChildFund International
Sri Lankan children who were supported by ChildFund in the aftermath of the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami
The 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami affected 14 Asian countries, killing 230,000 people and devastating the lives of millions of others. Ten years later, ChildFund International staffer Kate Andrews reflects on ChildFund’s emergency response in India, Indonesia and Sri Lanka…
January 8, 2015
By Sagita Adesywi, Communications Officer, ChildFund Indonesia
ChildFund Indonesia-supported health worker, Nuren, with communities members in a remote village in Indonesia
This health worker isn’t your average health professional. Her office is amongst the remote forestland of East Nusa Tenggara in Indonesia. Her colleagues, community health volunteers that she has trained with support from ChildFund and UNICEF. Find out just how Nuren is helping to lower Indonesia’s infant mortality rate…
January 7, 2015
Reporting by ChildFund India, Indonesia and Sri Lanka
14-year-old Anita lost both her parents in the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami. Now she is supported through ChildFund India.

For millions of people across Asia, the recent 10-year anniversary of the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami was a time to remember loved ones and reflect on that terrifying day, which claimed 230,000 lives and affected millions of others. Over the past decade, ChildFund has assisted thousands of children and families in Indonesia, India and Sri Lanka to get back on their feet. Here are some of their stories...

January 6, 2015
By Himangi Jayasundere, Communications Officer, ChildFund Sri Lanka
Piyumi from Sri Lanka received a bike through ChildFund Sri Lanka so she can get to school easily and safely every day
11-year-old Piyumi from Sri Lanka is a gifted young student but without transport to school her dreams were slipping away. That was until a generous ChildFund supporter provided her with this…

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