Latest News and Blogs

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...
September 25, 2014
By ChildFund Alliance
New report from ChildFund Alliance and ODI reveals massive economic cost of violence against children
As world leaders come together in New York to discuss the next set of global development priorities, new research released today finds that physical, psychological and sexual violence perpetrated against children represents a massive economic burden – costing governments globally up to $7 trillion per annum.
September 23, 2014
By ChildFund Australia
ChildFund ambassador Danielle Cormack [photo credit:  Gina Milicia/Foxtel]
ChildFund Australia is thrilled to announce award-winning actress and long-time child sponsor Danielle Cormack as its newest ambassador.
September 18, 2014
By Luza Marinho, ChildFund Brasil
A pineapple grown in a community garden in Brazil to help improve nutrition, supported by ChildFund Brasil
ChildFund Brasil’s local partner in one of the poorest and most remote areas of Brazil is helping to improve the health, both inside and out, of families there. Find out how here…
September 15, 2014
By Nicole Duciaume, Americas Regional Sponsor Relations Manager, ChildFund International
Children playing at a ChildFund-supported home-based early childhood development centre in Guatemala
At ChildFund we monitor our work to make sure we continue to provide high quality programs that are creating positive change for children around the world. Recently, ChildFund International staffer, Nicole, visited some communities in Guatemala. This is what she found when she visited a ChildFund-supported home-based preschool…
September 15, 2014
Reporting by Arthur Tokpah, ChildFund Guinea
This woman is supporting ChildFund Guinea raise awareness of Ebola in her local community
Since March, no new cases of Ebola have been reported in any of our ChildFund-supported communities in Guinea. Find out how ChildFund’s support has helped…
September 11, 2014
By Ashleigh Yardy, Communications Officer, ChildFund Australia
Children in rural Cambodia will now have clean water thanks to Sandra's final wishes
When ChildFund supporter Kylie Sayce discovered her mother had terminal cancer, she found a way to ensure her legacy lives on…
September 1, 2014
By Rachel Murphy, Community Fundraising Manager, ChildFund Australia
Matthew from Western Australia climbed Russia's Mt. Elbrus to raise funds for children living in poverty in Laos through ChildFund Australia
This father of one from Western Australia took on one of the world’s most deadly peaks to raise funds to help clear land of exploded bombs in Laos. Read his story…
August 30, 2014
By ChildFund International
ChildFund International, our US-based sister organisation, participated in an airlift of 15,000 pounds of emergency medical supplies for Liberia
ChildFund International, our US-based sister organisation participated in an airlift of 15,000 pounds of emergency medical supplies for Liberia, one of the countries where health care professionals are working hard to contain the deadly Ebola virus…