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February 20, 2017
By ChildFund Australia and Habitat for Humanity
Photo: ChildFund Australia partnered with Habitat for Humanity to respond to Cyclone Winston in Fiji
Today marks one year since Tropical Cyclone Winston made landfall in Fiji, causing massive devastation to local communities. The strongest tropical cyclone to hit the country and the South Pacific Basin in recorded history, it flattened entire villages in its wake...
February 14, 2017
By ChildFund Australia, with reporting from ChildFund Ethiopia
Photo: Many communities in Ethiopia have been experiencing ongoing drought since 2015
In drought-stricken Ethiopia, ChildFund is working with the United Nations, government agencies and local partner organisations to provide access to nutritious food, clean water, healthcare services and other necessities…
February 13, 2017
By Lynda Perry, ChildFund International
Photo: ChildFund India is raising awareness among communities about the dangers of child labour and the value of children staying in school
ChildFund India is raising awareness among communities about the dangers of child labour and the value of children staying in school. Families are taught to resist the temptations of traffickers who give them gifts and promises of money, in exchange for young children to work in the cotton fields…
February 13, 2017
By ChildFund Vietnam
Photo: As a young person, Quan found it difficult to secure decent work in rural Vietnam
Twenty-eight-year-old Quan is from Bac Kan Province and has a secure, well-paying job as a welder in a factory. However, finding decent work has not always been easy for Quan, and many young people from his community…
February 6, 2017
By ChildFund Australia

ChildFund Australia has joined more than 70 organisations – including the Refugee Council of Australia, the Australian Council of Social Services, international aid agencies, unions and church groups – in calling on the major political parties to end the mandatory offshore detention of refugees.

In an open letter to Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, published in The Australian today, the organisations express deep concern for the fate of the children and families currently resident in camps on Manus and Nauru.

February 2, 2017
By ChildFund Australia
Photo: uptous.org.au
Right now, the Australian Government is beginning to develop a long-term plan for how Australia engages with the world, and we all have the opportunity to put forward our ideas...
January 23, 2017
By ChildFund Australia
Photo: Investing in young people and giving back to the community are driving forces for LinkedIn boss Cliff Rosenberg, who is donating his time to ChildFund's MentorMe campaign for the second year in a row. Cliff (pictured right) is with MentorMe 2016 winner Joshua Haines.
Investing in young people and giving back to the community are driving forces for LinkedIn boss Cliff Rosenberg, one of 11 industry leaders going under the hammer for ChildFund’s MentorMe auction…
January 14, 2017
By ChildFund Australia
Photo: ChildFund aims to raise $100,000 from the MentorMe campaign to help 400 girls in Myanmar access a leadership and life-skills program that will help them make informed life choices and determine their own futures.
For a girl growing up in rural Myanmar, there is little choice for her future. Through ChildFund’s MentorMe initiative, you can help change this…
January 12, 2017
By ChildFund Australia
Two of Australia’s top rugby players will head to Vietnam this week to coach and support children from some of the poorest communities in Southeast Asia, as part of an innovative sport for development program managed by ChildFund Australia...
January 5, 2017
By ChildFund Australia
Photo: Afterpay founder and CEO Nick Molnar is among an impressive line-up of Aussie business leaders donating a mentor session for ChildFund's 2017 MentorMe auction
Kick off the new year by investing in your career and support a great cause while you’re at it! Find out how you can get involved in ChildFund's MentorMe initiative...
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...

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