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December 9, 2016
By ChildFund Australia
ChildFund Australia believes that every employee is entitled to be paid fairly and in a timely manner for the work that they undertake, and to be treated with respect in the workplace...
November 24, 2016
By Josephine Yaga, Communications Officer, ChildFund Papua New Guinea
Photo: ChildFund and the PNG Counsellors Association are helping to build a new generation of qualified family violence counsellors in Papua New Guinea
25 November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. To mark this day, we are drawing attention to the issue of family violence in Papua New Guinea, and a new national helpline which is providing support to those affected...
November 23, 2016
By ChildFund Australia
"This lamp could be her way out of poverty," says ChildFund Australia Ambassador and actress Danielle Cormack
As we prepare to hang the lights on our Christmas trees this year, there’s a different kind of light brightening the lives of children in Cambodia…
November 17, 2016
By ChildFund Vietnam
Photo: With support from ChildFund Vietnam, Ti has built a brand new toilet on her property in Kim Boi District
Ti is a grandmother who lives in the rural north of Vietnam. With the support of ChildFund, Ti has built a brand new toilet on her property, and looks forward to a future where she and her family have regular access to a clean, comfortable and safe bathroom…
November 16, 2016
By ChildFund Australia
Photo: 10-year-old Alastair from Australia is among more than 6,000 children globally who shared their views on education and safety at school, in ChildFund's Small Voices, Big Dreams survey.
One in three children in Australia have concerns about their safety at school, according to new global survey from international aid group ChildFund Alliance...
November 15, 2016
By Jacqui Ooi, Communications Manager, ChildFund Australia
Photo: ChildFund's latest annual survey has found one in three children around the world have concerns about their safety at school. For 12-year-old Manimegalai from India (pictured), being safe at school means “safe drinking water and secured toilets in the school”.
In the lead-up to Universal Children's Day, ChildFund Alliance has released the findings of its seventh annual 'Small Voices, Big Dreams' survey, providing a snapshot of children’s views on education and safety at school...
November 14, 2016
By ChildFund Australia and Plan International Australia
Photo: ChildFund and Plan are calling for child protection programming to be central to all Australian-funded humanitarian responses to ensure children like six-year-old Korun, whose family was displaced after the Nepal earthquake, are kept safe before, during and after a disaster strikes [image credit: Jake Lyell for ChildFund]
ChildFund and Plan are calling for child protection programming to be central to all Australian-funded humanitarian responses, to ensure children are kept safe before, during and after a disaster strikes...
November 9, 2016
By Jacqui Ooi, Communications Manager, ChildFund Australia
Photo: A reading kit for children in Cambodia includes flash cards, word games and more to make learning fun in rural villages, where access to educational materials is limited and literacy levels are low.
Stuck for gift ideas for your loved ones this Christmas? Here are 7 unique gifts from ChildFund’s Gifts for Good that will not only put a smile on their face but transform the lives of children in disadvantaged communities around the world...
November 8, 2016
By Natasha Sum, Communications and Advocacy Officer, ChildFund Australia
Photo: Last year, Mandy Eagle from Sydney journeyed across southern Kenya to meet three of her sponsored children face-to-face – including 16-year-old Seleyian (right), who she has sponsored since 2004
Mandy Eagle was in a small shopping centre in Melbourne in 2004 when she saw an interesting stall. Filled with photographs of children from across the world and ChildFund banners, she walked closer…
November 7, 2016
By Jacqui Ooi, Communications Manager, ChildFund Australia
Photo: A gift of chickens and ducks means 13-year-old Byar Mar and her family, who live in a poor community in Myanmar, now have a regular supply of nutritious eggs to eat and sell at the market.
Giving a charitable gift at Christmas is a wonderful thing to do but the choice can be bamboozling! It can help to understand how it all works so here’s everything you need to know about ChildFund's Gifts for Good initiative...
November 4, 2016
By ChildFund Australia
Photo: A gift of a solar lamp has been life-changing for Tharin (left), pictured with actress and ChildFund ambassador Danielle Cormack on her recent visit to Cambodia
ChildFund Australia ambassador Danielle Cormack is encouraging Australians to brighten a child’s life this Christmas by choosing one of 31 gift ideas from ChildFund’s Gifts for Good website...
November 4, 2016
By ChildFund Australia
Photo: ChildFund PNG country director Manish Joshi was among the EU grant recipients at the official announcement in Port Moresby.
ChildFund Papua New Guinea has been awarded a grant of PGK1.1M by the European Union to strengthen child protection mechanisms and community justice systems in Central Province...
October 20, 2016
By ChildFund Australia
 In Cambodia, Australian Aid is improving access to quality education for children like Kanha and Munyroath
Over 30 international development organisations and Australian-based social welfare groups, including ChildFund Australia, the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) and the Campaign for Australian Aid, have called on the Australian government to take meaningful action to fight domestic and global poverty.
October 20, 2016
By ChildFund International
Photo: Many children lost their homes and belongings in Super Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the central Philippines in November 2013. When disaster strikes, children are the most vulnerable.
Typhoon Haima — a Category 4 storm with winds blowing at 225km/h — made landfall during the night of Oct. 19 local time in the northeastern Philippines’ Cagayan Province on Luzon Island...
October 13, 2016
By ChildFund Australia, with reporting from ChildFund Laos
Photo: Primary school children re-enact scenes from a disastrous flood in 2012, as part of disaster risk reduction training in Nonghet, Laos
Today is the International Day for Disaster Reduction, with this year’s theme ‘Live to Tell’ focusing on the importance of increasing risk awareness among the general public in order to save lives when disaster strikes. With the support of ChildFund, children in Laos are now learning life-saving skills for the future…
October 11, 2016
By ChildFund Australia, with reporting from ChildFund Vietnam
Photo: Thirteen-year-old Oanh (centre) is a passionate member of ChildFund’s Pass It Back program in Vietnam
This International Day of the Girl Child, read how ChildFund’s Pass It Back Program is helping girls in Vietnam and Laos make their mark on the world…
October 7, 2016
By ChildFund Australia, with reporting from CCF Canada
Photo: Hurricane Matthew is barrelling towards the US, after sweeping through Haiti, Cuba and the Bahamas [image credit: UNOCHA]
The most powerful Caribbean storm in nearly a decade has devastated parts of Haiti, leaving more than 350,000 people in need of assistance...
October 5, 2016
By ChildFund International
Photo: With ChildFund’s support, Annapoorna, a former sponsored child, was able to complete high school and university, and now works as a primary school teacher in the village where she was born
Experience ChildFund’s exciting new 360-degree video that drops you in the heart of a village in India, where you’ll meet a young teacher and former sponsored child named Annapoorna…
October 1, 2016

Photo: Twambo and her mother Evelyn


Twambo and her mother Evelyn from Zambia raise free range chickens. The family has on average of 20 hens plus chicks and roosters and they sell eggs at the local market $0.12 each. Once they have passed their productive age, the chickens are also sold. The family’s health has also improved, as the constant supply of eggs enhances their nutrition levels. 

October 1, 2016

"I recently travelled to Cambodia and visited some of the communities ChildFund has been working with. That’s where I met Tharin. Tharin’s village has no electricity, and simple tasks become very difficult and dangerous when the sun goes down. But thanks to wonderful people like you, Tharin and the other children in her community now each have a solar lamp. The lamps enable the children to study at night and go to the toilet without fear of deadly snakes or other hazards when it’s dark.

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