Latest News and Blogs

July 1, 2015
By ChildFund Australia, with reporting from ChildFund staff in Nepal
Swasthani, with her eight-year-old daughter, Ristika, in front of their home which was destroyed in Nepal’s 25 April earthquake
With Nepal now in monsoon season and up to one million people at risk of being pushed into poverty over the next year, ChildFund is on the ground helping to ensure families have the necessities they need to weather the storm…
June 29, 2015
By Ashleigh Yardy, Communications Officer, ChildFund Australia
Jacob is running City2Surf to fundraise to help children in Nepal through ChildFund Australia
Learning about poverty at school had a big impact on 11-year-old Jacob from Perth. Spurred into action, he tells us about the personal challenge he has taken on to help children in Nepal…
June 22, 2015
By Ashleigh Yardy, Communications Officer, ChildFund Australia
ChildFund Bid for Good winners, Jamie and Leyla meeting their idol Danielle Cormack and the cast of Boys Will Be Boys  all to support ChildFund's Nepal Emergency Appeal
The winners of ChildFund’s first Bid for Good auction to raise funds for Nepal had the night of their lives meeting their idol (and each other!) for the very first time…
June 22, 2015
Reporting by ChildFund Ethiopia
Lidya from Ethiopia was sponsored through ChildFund as a child. Now she is studying medicine at university.
Lidya and Yiheyis were both sponsored through ChildFund when they were children. In their own words they tell their stories…
June 19, 2015
By Rashmi Kulkarni, ChildFund India
Children in Kotra, India with their books and reading bags that the received through ChildFund India's Books, My Friends program
After just a few months of ChildFund India’s Books, My Friends campaign, reading is already taking hold for these children…
June 18, 2015
Reporting by Tenagne Mekonnen, Africa Regional Communication and Administration Manager, and Arthur Tokpah, ChildFund Guinea
This year’s theme for International Day of the African Child is to end forced child marriage so children can fulfil their right to education, like Sogbe (centre) and her classmates at school in Guinea
Each year International Day of the African Child provides African children with a platform to stand up for their own rights. This year children from across the continent like 14-year-old Mamadou from Guinea spoke out against issues that affect them, including child marriage and child labour which, still affect millions of children in Africa today…
June 12, 2015
By Ashleigh Yardy, Communications Officer, ChildFund Australia
Six-year-old Lennon from Sydney is fundraising to provide bikes for children in developing countries through ChildFund's Dream Bike Appeal
Little Lennon from Sydney’s west may be just six years old but that hasn’t stopped him from taking on this enormous challenge to help children less fortunate than him…
June 12, 2015
By Ashleigh Yardy, Communications Officer, ChildFund Australia
This World Day Against Child Labour, the world says NO to child labour and YES to quality education!
This World Day Against Child Labour we put a spotlight on Cambodia where one in five children is working, like Socheet who was just 15 when she was forced to drop out of school to support her family…
June 11, 2015
By Manasi Kogekar, program assistant, ChildFund Australia with reporting by ChildFund Cambodia
his Muslim youth group in Cambodia has come up with an innovative approach to saving for their future
ChildFund Cambodia is helping to create opportunities for young people in rural communities to transform their lives. These youth groups are ensuring that support is having a ripple effect for others…
June 3, 2015
By Ashleigh Yardy, Communications Officer, ChildFund Australia
Kindergarten children from Kingston School in Indonesia kicked off their annual fundraiser to help children through ChildFund Australia with a traditional Batak dance
Ballet, hip-hop and traditional Batak dances – these kids from Kingston School in Indonesia sure know how to put on a show to help children in need outside their "little Kingston world"
May 29, 2015
By ChildFund Australia, with reporting from Live & Learn Vanuatu
This is all that remains of five-year-old Paloma's kindergarten after it was destroyed by Cyclone Pam. She's pictured with head teacher Celina Amos
Schools officially reopened in Vanuatu at the end of March but for thousands of pre-schoolers across the island nation, there are no kindergartens for them to return to...
May 26, 2015
By Ashleigh Yardy, Communications Officer, ChildFund Australia
17-year-old Vichet is a leader in his local youth club, which is supported by ChildFund Cambodia
With more than 55 per cent of its entire population under the age of 25, Cambodia’s youth have a real opportunity to transform their country. If these young people are anything to go by, this Southeast Asian nation has a very bright future ahead…
May 25, 2015
By ChildFund Australia, with reporting from ChildFund staff in Nepal
11-year-old Sanju and her family have been left homeless by Nepal’s 25 April earthquake
One month on from the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal on 25 April, ChildFund has reached more than 12,000 people with food and shelter, and is now turning attention to helping the thousands of children out of school…
May 21, 2015
By Sharon Ishimwe, ChildFund Uganda
13-year-old Faith from Uganda is sponsored through ChildFund
She may be just 13 but young Faith from Uganda has big dreams for the future. Read Faith's story to find out why we think she will be a leader when she grows up…
May 19, 2015
By ChildFund Australia
ChildFund's first emergency food distribution in Pangretar village in Sindhupalchok district, Nepal
ChildFund’s emergency team in Nepal will be initiating a second food distribution this week for children and families in Sindhupalchok district, one of the areas worst hit by two major earthquakes...
May 18, 2015
By ChildFund Australia
11-year-old Ayush lost his home and family members in Nepal's Anzac Day earthquake. ChildFund is providing emergency assistance to his village.
ChildFund is providing emergency relief in 11-year-old Ayush's village, which was shattered by the earthquakes in Nepal. Take a moment to listen to his story...
May 14, 2015
By ChildFund Australia, with reporting by ChildFund Liberia
Children who were cared for at ChildFund’s Interim Care Centre in Monrovia thanking Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf for her support
The outbreak of Ebola in Liberia is officially over. For ChildFund staff and volunteers helping children orphaned by the deadly disease, this was cause for celebration – and a visit from a very special guest…
May 13, 2015
By ChildFund Australia, with reporting from ChildFund staff in Nepal
A second massive earthquake has struck Nepal, flattening already damaged communities and killing dozens more people
Yesterday 12 May, Nepal was hit by a second major earthquake in just two weeks. ChildFund’s emergency team are on the ground assessing the damage…
May 12, 2015
By ChildFund Australia
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has confirmed there will be significant cuts to programs in Southeast Asia, with the exception of Cambodia
The Australian aid budget has been slashed by 20 per cent for the coming financial year, representing the biggest single-year cut in the nation’s history...
May 11, 2015
By ChildFund Australia with reporting by ChildFund Myanmar
ChildFund Myanmar is responding to a fire in Dawei District which has affected over 400 people
ChildFund Myanmar is providing emergency relief for children and families in remote Dawei District after fire ripped through the community leaving hundreds homeless and infrastructure damaged…