Latest News and Blogs

October 13, 2015
By ChildFund Australia
In the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, young volunteers helped to support other children in need at ChildFund's Child-Centred Spaces in the Philippines
As the world marks the International Day of Disaster Reduction today, it is evident that more children and families are being impacted by humanitarian emergencies, natural and man-made, than ever before. ChildFund believes that children must be consulted on disaster risk management and response, and calls for the World Humanitarian Summit to ensure their views are included in the global discussions...
October 12, 2015
By Melissa Rhodes-Smith, ChildFund Australia supporter
ChildFund Australia supporters Mel Rhodes, her dad and their family and friends at the opening of the Pha-En village preschool in Nonghet, Laos
The Rhodes family tragically lost four family members – Gavin, his wife Lea and their children, Jade and Manfred – in a plane accident in 2013. Incredibly, over the past two years, the Rhodes have raised more than $100,000 to ensure their family would always be remembered. Recently they saw their family’s life-changing legacy come to life at a very special day in remote northern Laos…
October 7, 2015
Lucy Chalmers, communications volunteer, ChildFund Australia, with reporting by ChildFund India
Education is key to breaking the cycle of poverty for girls in India
This Sunday the world will celebrate International Day of the Girl Child, which highlights the rights of girls and the unique challenges they face. Find out how ChildFund India is helping girls overcome barriers to education and creating new economic opportunities...
October 7, 2015
By Kate Andrew, staff writer, ChildFund International
Children in Palima, Guatemala, create duck masks in ECD programs in the highlands
ChildFund staff visit the secluded Guatemalan highlands to see the progress of ChildFund Early Childhood Development programs that are helping to support the health and education of young children and their families in developing communities.
September 30, 2015
By Lucy Chalmers, Communications Volunteer, ChildFund Australia, with reporting by ChildFund Timor-Leste
Children Against Violence Group Photo
On International Day of Non-Violence, ChildFund is celebrating the inclusion of child protection in the new Global Goals. Find out how they are putting this into practice with the #freefromviolence project in Timor-Leste which is working to empower children and keep them safe…
September 29, 2015
By Khounkham Douangphachone, communications manager, ChildFund Laos
Youth from Laos at the first ever ChildFund Australia Pass It Back coach training camp in July 2015
With millions of people around the world tuning in to catch all the excitement of the Rugby World Cup, we are highlighting an innovative new program which is using rugby to help support the next generation of leaders in Asia…
September 29, 2015
By ChildFund Australia

ChildFund Alliance, a worldwide alliance of 12 children’s development organiations, is deeply concerned about the situation of children currently on the move in the large-scale refugee and migrant crisis across Europe.

Some of these children are unaccompanied, and others have lost their caregivers in the journey. All of them are in a vulnerable situation and at risk of different forms of violence, including child labour, sexual exploitation and trafficking.

September 29, 2015
By ChildFund Australia
Seven-year-old Temesgen’s family is feeling the shortage acutely. His mother Belaynesh, a day labourer, says life is extremely harsh right now [photo credit: ChildFund]
At least 4.5 million people in drought-stricken Ethiopia are in need of emergency food assistance as the country deals with an escalating food crisis, ChildFund Australia reported today...
September 24, 2015
By ChildFund Australia
Trained phone counsellors staff the 1-Tok Kaunselin Helpim Lain in Papua New Guinea, offering counselling and support for family and sexual violence issues
Papua New Guinea’s new family and sexual violence hotline is already having an impact on both sides of the issue, with an even split of male and female callers in the first month...
September 23, 2015
By Nigel Spence, CEO, ChildFund Australia
It is not possible to end child poverty where violence persists.
Violence against children occurs in all countries and affects children of all nationalities, cultures, religions and socio-economic groups. This is what must be done...
September 23, 2015
By ChildFund Australia
The Global Goals have 3 extraordinary aims: end extreme poverty, fight inequality & fix climate change.
Today, 193 world leaders will commit to the Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs), at the UN General Assembly in New York ...
September 22, 2015
By ChildFund Australia with reporting by ChildFund Vietnam
Photo: Mung, who is supported by ChildFund Vietnam's education program, with her mother at home
13-year-old Mung loves school. She even wants to be a teacher when she’s older. But her family’s financial situation means staying in school is a challenge. That’s why ChildFund Vietnam stepped in to help this young teen reach her dreams…
September 18, 2015
By ChildFund Australia
ChildFund Cambodia and Educo in Cambodia formally sign a new collaboration agreement
ChildFund Cambodia and Educo in Cambodia formally sign a new collaboration agreement to ensure programs are delivered effectively, efficiently, and for the greatest benefit of vulnerable children and families...
September 15, 2015
By Sagita Adesywi, communications officer, ChildFund Indonesia
Nural, from Indonesia, riding to school on her new dream bike from ChildFund
Nurul and Selfila talk about their lives before and after receiving bikes through ChildFund Indonesia’s Dream Bikes program which is helping to ensure children living in the dense, crowded slums of Jakarta get to school more easily and safely...
September 15, 2015
By Sagita Adesywi, communications officer, ChildFund Indonesia
12-year-old Aisyah is one of thousands of children who have received bikes through ChildFund’s Dream Bike program so they can get to school more easily and safely
12-year-old Aisyah is benefitting from ChildFund Indonesia’s innovative new Dream Bike program which is helping children living in the dense, urban slums of Jakarta get to school. Find out how here…
September 11, 2015
Interview by Veronica Travez, ChildFund Ecuador
Lucia (left) after graduating from ChildFund Ecuador’s early childhood development program
Lucia Rosa, a young mother of two from Ecuador’s Imbabura province, is one of ChildFund Ecuador’s newest graduates of their early childhood development program. She has joined a dedicated group who are ensuring children under five have the support they need to grow up healthy and safe. This is her story…
August 31, 2015
By Grade Five students from rural Laos, with reporting by ChildFund Laos
ChildFund-trained teacher Mr Youachung with his Grade Five class in Nonghet district, Laos.
With only basic training themselves, teachers in rural Laos are often not equipped to provide their students with a quality education. In their own words, this Grade Five class from rural Nonghet district would like to tell you about their teacher, Mr Youachung, who received training through ChildFund Laos…
August 31, 2015
By Sagita Adeswyi, communications officer, ChildFund Indonesia
Yufen and his classmates at their ChildFund-supported school in Indonesia
All children have the right to an education. ChildFund Indonesia and its local partners are helping to ensure children have access to, not only basic, but quality child-friendly education. Read how here…
August 25, 2015
Reporting by Emmanuel Ford of ChildFund Liberia, Karifa Kamara of ChildFund Sierra Leone and Arthur Tokpah of ChildFund Guinea
ChildFund International CEO, Anne Goddard visited a school-based youth club in Guinea whose members helped to spread the word about Ebola prevention
These teenagers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have helped stop the worst outbreak of Ebola ever in the world. Read how here...
August 25, 2015
By Arthur Tokpah, program assistant, ChildFund Guinea
Ebola survivor, Facinet raising awareness of Ebola prevention in his community
Sadly, Facinet lost six of his 15 family members to Ebola and only narrowly escaped the deadly virus himself. His experience motivated him to work with ChildFund Guinea to ensure others do not have to go through what he endured...