Latest News and Blogs

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…
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…
July 28, 2016
By ChildFund Australia
Sreymey, age 12 (left), and Sreymon, age 14, show ChildFund ambassador Danielle Cormack their vibrant new reading kits
ChildFund works in some quite remote villages, as ChildFund ambassador and actress Danielle Cormack discovered on her second day in Cambodia's rural Kratie province...
July 26, 2016
By ChildFund Australia
ChildFund ambassador Danielle Cormack spent her first day in Cambodia's rural villages meeting children and families who are benefitting from a range of ChildFund programs
ChildFund ambassador Danielle Cormack had a jam-packed first day seeing ChildFund’s work in action in Cambodia’s rural Kratie province...
March 21, 2016
By Natasha Sum, Communications Officer, ChildFund Australia
Photo: Thom, Sue’s sponsored child from Vietnam, through the years
Sue Mandelik, ChildFund Australia’s Sponsorship Coordinator for Vietnam and Cambodia, reflects on her unforgettable child sponsorship experience…
February 9, 2016
By Rashmi Kulkarni, ChildFund India
Photo: By being supported by ChildFund, the trajectory of Makeshwar's life changed - enabling him to set-up a not-for-profit organisation in his local district to help disadvantaged children and families
When he was a boy, Makeshwar was a child labourer at a roadside hotel in India - until ChildFund changed the trajectory of his life. Almost 25 years later, he now runs a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to helping children and families in his local district...
November 6, 2015
By ChildFund Australia, with reporting from ChildFund International and ChildFund Mexico
Photo: Maria Elena has been sponsored for over 20 years. She believes that her sponsor’s letters and encouraging words are a key reason she has managed to excel in education, and become a university graduate!
Maria Elena lives in rural Mexico, and has been sponsored since she was 2 years old. Now 22, she believes that her sponsor’s encouragement through letters has been incredibly important to her achieving success in education and completing university...
August 20, 2015
By Ashleigh Yardy, communications officer, ChildFund Australia
Gordon with his second wife on their wedding day. Life has been a big journey for Gordon and sponsoring children through ChildFund Australia has been part of that journey.
It was almost 25 years ago when Gordon Brookes from NSW started his journey with ChildFund Australia. In that time he has gone through numerous personal tragedies but one thing has endured – his sponsorships of children and their communities around the world. Recently he had the chance to find out just how much of an impact his support has had. This is his story.
July 31, 2015
By Bui Thi Nhu, former sponsored child, with reporting by ChildFund Vietnam
Former ChildFund sponsored child Nhu from Vietnam at a work conference
This year, ChildFund Vietnam celebrates 20 years working with communities in rural northern Vietnam. Nhu, who was sponsored through ChildFund until 2005, reflects on how her life and her community have changed over this time…
July 31, 2015
By Bui Van Duong, former sponsored child, with reporting by ChildFund Vietnam
Former ChildFund sponsored child, Duong at his office in his village in Hoa Binh province, Vietnam
This year, ChildFund Vietnam celebrates its 20th anniversary working with communities in remote northern Vietnam. Duong, who was sponsored by Australian, Gordon, in 1998 when he was just eight, shares his story…
July 31, 2015
Reporting by ChildFund Vietnam
These children are attending a ChildFund-supported kindergarten in Vietnam where ChildFund has been working for 20 years
Starting with 220 children in 8 villages two decades ago, ChildFund Vietnam now helps almost 34,000 children in 488 villages! But what has been achieved for these children and their communities along the way?
July 14, 2015
By Raphael Opira, former ChildFund sponsored child
Former ChildFund sponsored child Raphael with his family
We often get asked: 'How is sponsorship really making a difference for children around the world?' For former ChildFund sponsored child, Raphael from Uganda, it meant the difference between dream and reality…
July 13, 2015
By Ashleigh Yardy, Communications Officer, ChildFund Australia
ChildFund sponsor Michael and his former sponsored child, Raphael, met for the first time in Sydney this year
When Sydney teacher Michael Coorey organised to sponsor a child on behalf of his students 20 years ago, he did not fathom the change it would have on his life forever. Read his story here…
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…
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 6, 2015
By Gemma Pryce, supporter relations officer, ChildFund Australia
ChildFund Australia staffer, Gemma meeting children and community members supported by ChildFund in Ecuador
On her first monitoring visit to Ecuador for ChildFund Australia, Gemma found many smiling faces, life-changing projects and children who had a message for their Aussie sponsors…
March 2, 2015
By Dao Thi Phuong Dung, Communications Assistant, ChildFund Vietnam
ChildFund Vietnam provided more than 2,000 children with warm winter jumpers this year
ChildFund Vietnam is helping to ensure children from one of the poorest areas in Vietnam stay healthy in the cold winter months…
February 12, 2015
By Saroj Pattnaik, Communications Officer, ChildFund India
17-year-old Manisha from India has been sponsored through ChildFund since 2005
Meet Manisha, a 17-year-old girl from India who has been sponsored through ChildFund since 2005. In her own words, she explains what sponsorship has meant for her and her family over the past 10 years…
January 14, 2015
By Himangi Jayasundera, Communications Officer, ChildFund Sri Lanka
ChildFund sponsored child, Tharun and his mother in Sri Lanka
With little education and job opportunities, raising Tharun on her own has been difficult for 34-year-old Ithayakala from Sri Lanka. Though since Tharun was sponsored through ChildFund three years ago, things have been looking up for this close-knit pair…
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…

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