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June 21, 2017
By ChildFund Australia
Photo: Teacher Daw Kyi is disappointed that so many children in Myanmar do not finish primary school
Daw Kyi has been a teacher in Myanmar for eight years. As an educator passionate about her work, and committed to her students, she is disappointed that so many children do not finish primary school…
June 16, 2017
By ChildFund Australia
The AHP will improve the reach, impact and effectiveness of emergency response in Pacific nations like Vanuatu (pictured after Cyclone Pam)
Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop has today announced the launch of the Australian Humanitarian Partnership (AHP), which brings together six consortia of Australia’s leading international aid organisations to respond to humanitarian disasters, with a specific focus on the Pacific...
June 12, 2017
By ChildFund Australia
Photo: Ma Nwe has been working at a factory in Myanmar since she was just 13 years old
To mark World Day Against Child Labour on 12 June, we share the story of Ma Nwe – one of the thousands of children in Myanmar who are forced out of school too early and into work too soon ...
June 8, 2017
By ChildFund
ChildFund Pass It Back players from disadvantaged communities in Asia will travel to Belfast in August.
Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 is set to inspire young female rugby players from disadvantaged communities in Asia, with the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU), World Rugby and ChildFund Pass It Back giving them the opportunity to visit Ireland and take part in an international rugby competition...
June 5, 2017
By ChildFund Australia
ChildFund and iCare will combine their experience in delivering high quality education programs for children in developing countries.
ChildFund Australia and iCARE today announced their decision to join forces, and combine their decades of experience in delivering high quality education programs for children in Asia, Africa and the Americas...
May 30, 2017
By ChildFund Australia
In Myanmar, one in four children do not complete primary school, with dropout rates even higher in poor communities
ChildFund Australia has today released a comprehensive report on the enormous challenges faced by Myanmar as the country seeks to undo years of neglect and lack of investment in its education system...
May 24, 2017
By ChildFund Australia
Over one billion children each year are impacted by violence, yet less than $1.4bn worldwide is allocated towards initiatives to keep children safe from harm...
May 21, 2017
By ChildFund Australia
Photo: As part of the IMPACT Beyond strategy, ChildFund Pass It Back is being expanded in Laos and Vietnam, and being introduced to other countries in Asia
World Rugby, Asia Rugby and the Japan Rugby Football Union today launched the legacy program for the Rugby World Cup in Japan, 2019...
May 15, 2017
By Jake Lyell, Photojournalist
Photo: Jake Lyell is a photojournalist and visual storyteller who focuses on communicating the human experience
In Africa to cover the ongoing food crisis, photojournalist Jake Lyell recounts his experience of travelling to ChildFund-supported communities in northern Kenya to document the impact on children and families…
May 12, 2017
By ChildFund Australia
Photo: Marady from rural Cambodia is a new mother, having recently given birth to baby Vutra
In remote Chhloung District in Cambodia, the electricity supply is very unreliable. Khsach Andaet, one of the few health centres in the area, often has no lights and no power for vital medical equipment, making it incredibly difficult to support expectant mothers and their unborn babies in the darkness of night…
May 11, 2017
By ChildFund Australia
Photo: When Khet Khet was born, her eldest sister was forced to leave primary school to care for her, sacrificing both her education and her childhood
When Khet Khet was born, her eldest sister was forced to leave primary school to care for her, sacrificing both her education and her childhood...
May 9, 2017
By ChildFund Australia
The vital importance of investing in the Australian Aid program is highlighted by the current humanitarian crisis in Africa where an estimated 20 million children and families in north and eastern Africa are at risk of starvation.
The Government’s 2017 Budget will pass on inflationary increases for overseas development assistance (ODA) for the next two years, providing a temporary reprieve to an aid budget which has been slashed by more than $11bn in the last four years...
April 12, 2017
By Natasha Sum, Communications and Advocacy Officer, ChildFund Australia
Photo: Students Mansi and Bronwyn have had the unique opportunity to put theory into practice in north Vietnam – with support from ChildFund Australia, the School of Social Sciences at UNSW Sydney, and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s New Colombo Plan Mobility Program
It was the first of January 2017 when Sydneysiders Bronwyn Thomas and Mansi Bhatt, both 22, touched down in north Vietnam. They were on their summer break from uni, but this wasn’t a holiday…
April 6, 2017
By ChildFund Australia
Photo: Children and youth across Asia are taking part in ChildFund Pass It Back
On the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, #WePlayTogether and #WePassItBack!
April 6, 2017
By ChildFund Australia
Photo: Australian Rugby Sevens star and Olympic gold medallist Shannon Parry says: "Sport creates inclusiveness and peace by its remarkable ability to break down barriers between different nations and cultures."
This International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, we asked rugby players and coaches from Australia, Laos, Vietnam and the Philippines to tell us about the power of sport to promote peace, unity and inclusion…
April 6, 2017
By ChildFund Australia and Australian Rugby Union
Photo: Australian Men’s Rugby Sevens Captain Lewis Holland visited Vietnam to run coaching and referee clinics with ChildFund Pass It Back
This International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, two Australian organisations are highlighting the importance of sport in a unique partnership...
April 3, 2017
By ChildFund Australia
Photo: Dibo and her daughter Roba in Turkana County, one of Kenya's most drought-affected areas
Unprecedented drought conditions in north and eastern Africa have resulted in the worst food crisis the region has seen in decades. South Sudan has already declared a state of famine; and Ethiopia, Nigeria, Somalia, and Yemen are in the midst of severe food shortages. Now, Kenya is also struggling with an impending disaster...
March 24, 2017
By Jo Chandler
Photo - Jo Chandler writes: "What we found in Daru Hospital were conditions beyond the worst I had seen in hospitals in Kinshasa, hitherto my baseline for as-bad-as-it-gets."
This World Tuberculosis Day, award-winning journalist Jo Chandler recounts her investigation into the small Papua New Guinean Island of Daru, where she witnessed a TB outbreak of epidemic proportions…
March 22, 2017
By ChildFund Australia
Photo: ChildFund is helping villages in Nonghet, Laos, to install Fog Water Traps
This World Water Day, find out how Fog Water Traps are helping to solve one of the most serious problems for children and families in Laos’ remote Nonghet District…
March 15, 2017
By ChildFund Australia
Photo: 38-year-old Anab and baby Mary are from South Sudan, where more than one million people are at risk of starvation
Severe drought, a three-year civil war and economic collapse have resulted in a state of famine being declared in South Sudan. Thirty-eight-year-old Anab, a mother of six, is struggling to keep her family alive...

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