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December 22, 2014
By Sharon Gourlay, ChildFund Australia sponsor
ChildFund Australia sponsor, Sharon Gourlay met her sponsored child, Anabel and her family in Mexico for the first time
ChildFund Australia sponsor Sharon Gourlay did what others can only dream of – she spent a year travelling the world with a friend! From Guatemala and Europe to Morocco and Nepal no stone was left unturned but her trip would not have been complete without a visit to Mexico to meet her sponsored child Anabel, recounts Sharon…
December 15, 2014
By European Union and ChildFund Papua New Guinea
ChildFund PNG will work with a range of local partners, including City Mission Haus Ruth, to improve the services and support available to assist survivors of family and sexual violence in Papua New Guinea [credit: Vlad Sokhin/ChildFund Australia/City Mission Haus Ruth]
Efforts to end violence against women and children in Papua New Guinea received a significant boost today, with the EU announcing it will provide K3.4 million in funding to support the work of ChildFund PNG in addressing family and sexual violence, with City Mission as the key partner...
December 15, 2014
By ChildFund Australia
ChildFund projects supporting early childhood education and child protection in the Asia-Pacific region have been impacted by successive budget cuts to the Australian aid program
ChildFund Australia has condemned the Federal Government’s decision to axe the Australian aid budget for the third time since coming to power...
December 8, 2014
By ChildFund Philippines
ChildFund Philippines is responding to Typhoon Hagupit which made landfall in the Western Visayas on Saturday
Typhoon Hagupit has made landfall in Eastern Samar. Initial reports say mass evacuations helped saved lives, however, the death toll is still to be confirmed and there is widespread destruction to homes and infrastructure...
December 5, 2014
By Larissa Tuohy, Communications Manager, ChildFund Australia with reporting by ChildFund Cambodia
Veth from Cambodia was the happy recipient of a bicycle from ChildFund Australia's Gifts for Good catalogue in 2013
Thanks to a Gift for Good from a generous Aussie, the life of this young girl from rural Cambodia has been changed forever. Find out how…
December 4, 2014
By Gemma Pryce, Supporter Relations Officer, ChildFund Australia
ChildFund Australia sponsors John and Di also volunteer at our Sydney office every week
ChildFund Australia staffer, Gemma, has an important message for our volunteers on International Volunteer Day…
December 4, 2014
By Philma Kelegai, co-founder and director of The Leniata Legacy
Philma Kelegai, co-founder of The Legiata Legacy, made her first visit to Parliament House in Canberra to speak at an event about gender-based violence hosted by ChildFund Australia
Philma is a Papua New Guinean woman living in Australia. This week, she delivered a powerful speech about gender-based violence at an event hosted by ChildFund Australia...
December 4, 2014
By ChildFund Australia
Australia’s aid program delivered life-saving support to the many thousands of children and families whose lives were devastated by Typhoon Haiyan [credit: ChildFund Australia]
ChildFund Australia has expressed its deep concern about reports that the Australian Government is considering cuts to the overseas aid budget for the third time since winning government...
December 1, 2014
By Ha Thi Tuyet Nhung and Bui Van Dung, ChildFund Vietnam
Tuan from rural Vietnam received two wheelchairs from ChildFund Vietnam to provide him better access to infrastructure
Could you imagine spending your childhood indoors not knowing what even your neighbour’s home looked like? This International Day of People with Disability read how ChildFund Vietnam has helped to transform the lives of children with disability in rural Vietnam…
November 28, 2014
By Christine Ennulat, ChildFund International, with reporting by Joan Ng’ang’a, ChildFund Kenya
Halima, a ChildFund Kenya-supported community health volunteer is helping people affected by HIV and AIDS in her community
ChildFund Kenya-trained community health volunteers, like Halima, are helping to close the gap on HIV prevention and treatment by providing better access to health services. This World AIDS Day read her inspiring story…
November 25, 2014
By ChildFund Australia
Women who have experienced violence will soon be able to access support via a national, toll-free hotline, the first of its kind in Papua New Guinea
ChildFund Papua New Guinea, in partnership with the Family and Sexual Violence Action Committee (FSVAC) of PNG, will work together for the next five years to develop PNG’s first national counselling service offering support to survivors of family and sexual violence...
November 25, 2014
By Jacqui Ooi, Social Communications and Media Manager, ChildFund Australia
Award-winning human rights photographer Vlad Sokhin will launch his powerful new book Crying Meri (published by FotoEvidence) at Parliament House on 2 December, in partnership with ChildFund Australia.
Award-winning human rights photographer Vlad Sokhin will launch his powerful new book Crying Meri (published by FotoEvidence) at Parliament House on 2 December, in partnership with ChildFund Australia...
November 20, 2014
By ChildFund Australia
12-year-old Lily from Australia joins children from around the world in a powerful new video asking world leaders to respect children’s rights
One in four Australian children (24 per cent) say that children’s rights to protection in our country are not being met, according to a new global survey of over 6,000 children by international aid group ChildFund Alliance.
November 20, 2014
By Nigel Spence, CEO, ChildFund Australia
Children like 10-year-old Ayisha from Ghana now have better access to education and healthcare but we are falling short in meeting our duty of protection for all children
Children globally now have far better life chances and opportunities, but 25 years of children’s rights is also a story of under-achievement and failures to protect, says ChildFund Australia CEO Nigel Spence...
November 18, 2014
By Jacqui Ooi, Social Communications Manager, ChildFund Australia
Photo: ChildFund staff will deliver children’s letters to world leaders at a UN event in New York
On the eve of Universal Children’s Day, ChildFund staff will deliver letters from children to world leaders at a UN event in New York. You can read some of those letters here...
November 14, 2014
By Jacqui Ooi, Social Communications Manager, ChildFund Australia
12-year-old Mary from Zambia is one of 50 children around the world who took part in the Small Voices, Big Dreams video project
If children could write a letter to world leaders, what would they say? ChildFund set out on a global journey to find out the answer to this question... and this was the result!
November 11, 2014
By Rachel Murphy, Community Fundraising Manager, ChildFund Australia
ChildFund Australia Cambodia Water Challenge participants met children from Cambodia who are benefiting from their fundraising
Our Cambodia Water Challenge team have raised more than $48,000 to provide schools in rural Cambodia with access to clean water and toilets. Rachel describes the day they got to meet some of the children who are benefitting from their fundraising…
November 10, 2014
By ChildFund Australia
14-year-old Veth receive a bicycle through ChildFund's Gifts for Good last Christmas and can now get to school quickly and safely every day
With Christmas just around the corner, there’s no better time to do something really good for children living in poverty...
November 7, 2014
By Martin Nanawa, Communications Officer, ChildFund Philippines
ChildFund Philippines and our local partner staff are helping people, like mother-of-three Miriam, affected by Typhoon Haiyan to rebuild their lives
When Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines in November 2013, business came to a grinding halt. Fast forward 12 months and ChildFund is helping people like mother-of-three Miriam get back on their feet…
November 6, 2014
By Martin Nanawa, Communications Officer, ChildFund Philippines
14-year-old Kenna is a ChildFund-trained volunteer helping children recover after Super Typhoon Haiyan
One year after Typhoon Haiyan devastated parts of the Philippines, 14-year-old Kenna is paying forward the support she got by helping other children recover from that terrifying night...

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