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September 12, 2017
By ChildFund Cambodia
Photo: More children in Cambodia will benefit from ChildFund's merger with Educo
Child-focused international development agencies ChildFund Australia and Educo, members of the ChildFund Alliance, have launched a new collaboration model in Cambodia...
August 24, 2017
By ChildFund Australia
Papua New Guinea’s first free telephone counselling service – 1-Tok Kaunselin Helpim Lain – has received more than 5,000 calls in its second year of operation, a twofold increase from its first year
Papua New Guinea’s first free telephone counselling service – 1-Tok Kaunselin Helpim Lain – has received more than 5,000 calls in its second year of operation, a twofold increase from its first year...
June 16, 2017
By ChildFund Australia
The AHP will improve the reach, impact and effectiveness of emergency response in Pacific nations like Vanuatu (pictured after Cyclone Pam)
Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop has today announced the launch of the Australian Humanitarian Partnership (AHP), which brings together six consortia of Australia’s leading international aid organisations to respond to humanitarian disasters, with a specific focus on the Pacific...
June 8, 2017
By ChildFund
ChildFund Pass It Back players from disadvantaged communities in Asia will travel to Belfast in August.
Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 is set to inspire young female rugby players from disadvantaged communities in Asia, with the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU), World Rugby and ChildFund Pass It Back giving them the opportunity to visit Ireland and take part in an international rugby competition...
June 5, 2017
By ChildFund Australia
ChildFund and iCare will combine their experience in delivering high quality education programs for children in developing countries.
ChildFund Australia and iCARE today announced their decision to join forces, and combine their decades of experience in delivering high quality education programs for children in Asia, Africa and the Americas...
May 30, 2017
By ChildFund Australia
In Myanmar, one in four children do not complete primary school, with dropout rates even higher in poor communities
ChildFund Australia has today released a comprehensive report on the enormous challenges faced by Myanmar as the country seeks to undo years of neglect and lack of investment in its education system...
May 24, 2017
By ChildFund Australia
Over one billion children each year are impacted by violence, yet less than $1.4bn worldwide is allocated towards initiatives to keep children safe from harm...
May 21, 2017
By ChildFund Australia
Photo: As part of the IMPACT Beyond strategy, ChildFund Pass It Back is being expanded in Laos and Vietnam, and being introduced to other countries in Asia
World Rugby, Asia Rugby and the Japan Rugby Football Union today launched the legacy program for the Rugby World Cup in Japan, 2019...
May 9, 2017
By ChildFund Australia
The vital importance of investing in the Australian Aid program is highlighted by the current humanitarian crisis in Africa where an estimated 20 million children and families in north and eastern Africa are at risk of starvation.
The Government’s 2017 Budget will pass on inflationary increases for overseas development assistance (ODA) for the next two years, providing a temporary reprieve to an aid budget which has been slashed by more than $11bn in the last four years...
April 6, 2017
By ChildFund Australia and Australian Rugby Union
Photo: Australian Men’s Rugby Sevens Captain Lewis Holland visited Vietnam to run coaching and referee clinics with ChildFund Pass It Back
This International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, two Australian organisations are highlighting the importance of sport in a unique partnership...
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...
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 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 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...
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.
September 21, 2016
By ChildFund Alliance
Photo: The Child-Friendly Accountability initiative will begin with monitoring child protection systems in schools and youth associations
ChildFund Alliance today launched an initiative that will work with and empower children to hold governments and local leaders accountable to their obligations to end all violence against children...
September 14, 2016
By ChildFund Australia for Pass it Back
Photo: ChildFund's Pass It Back Safeguarding in Sport Program will ensure sporting unions in Asia are equipped with the skills and tools they need to keep children physically and emotionally safe [credit: Savanhxay Xayyasone]
ChildFund's Pass It Back program has launched a new initiative to improve safeguarding practices for young people involved in rugby across Asia...
August 31, 2016
By ChildFund Australia
A counsellor assisting a client at the ‘1-Tok Kaunselin Helpim Lain’ hotline centre in Port Moresby. More than 2,500 callers have accessed the service in its first year.
Papua New Guinea’s first freecall national counselling hotline, providing support for family and sexual violence issues, has received 2,576 calls in its first year of operation, ChildFund PNG reported today...
August 23, 2016
By ChildFund Australia
Photo: 10-year-old Grace, pictured with her mum Lani, is battling tuberculosis for the second time in her life [image credit: Cam Suttie/ChildFund Australia]
Over the past three years, tuberculosis (TB) has killed 9,000 people in Papua New Guinea (PNG), with children accounting for 26 per cent of detected cases, according to a new report released today by ChildFund Australia...
August 10, 2016
By Mark Kavenagh, child protection advisor, ChildFund Australia
Children in Australian immigration detention [image credit:]
The ‘Nauru Files’ reported in today’s media present new allegations of widespread and appalling abuse of children in immigration detention on Nauru...