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…
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...
July 12, 2016
By Natasha Sum, Communications Officer, ChildFund Australia
Photo: Aussie sisters Ayla and Mila have fundraised to provide nutritious food for children in Zambia
After learning that millions of children around the world don’t have enough to eat, Aussie sisters Ayla and Mila came up with a creative plan to provide nutritious food for children in rural Zambia...
June 23, 2016
By Natasha Sum, Communications Officer, ChildFund Australia
Photo: Michaela (pictured, left) hosted a magical High Tea to support ChildFund’s construction of a preschool in rural Laos
Inspired by the generosity of friends after a devastating family tragedy, Michaela Donovan hosted a magical High Tea Fundraiser to help support their special cause. A few weeks later, she went to rural Laos to visit the preschool that was built in memory of her friends...
April 12, 2016
By Rachel Murphy, Community Fundraising Manager, ChildFund Australia
Photo: An amazing team of ChildFund Australia supporters took on Tough Mudder in 2015
Last year, 14 energetic fundraisers completed Tough Mudder around the country to support children in Ethiopia. Their physical strength was tested on the 20km course that was littered with obstacles…
April 5, 2016
By Natasha Sum, Communications Officer, ChildFund Australia
Photo: Students at Torrens Primary School held a Stall Day to raise funds for children in Timor-Leste
By using their strengths and skills, a group of inspiring Aussie kids have made a huge impact on the lives of children in Timor-Leste…
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…
October 30, 2015
By Melissa Rhodes-Smith, ChildFund Australia supporter
ChildFund Australia supporters Mel Rhodes-Smith, her dad and their family and friends at the opening of the Pha-En village preschool in Nonghet, Laos
One family's unimaginable loss has brought an outpouring of love and support that will benefit children in Laos for years to come. Read this beautiful account of a very special day...
October 29, 2015
By Natasha Sum, Communications Officer, ChildFund Australia
Photo: ChildFund Australia’s star fundraiser, 7-year-old Lennon Maher, receiving his Fundraiser of the Year award from Nikki Kinloch, JustGiving’s Country Director for Australia
Earlier this year, a young boy from western Sydney dreamed up a big idea to help children overseas… and now the Australian public has voted him Fundraiser of the Year!
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 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 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 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 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"
April 21, 2015
By Ashleigh Yardy, Communications Officer, ChildFund Australia
ChildFund Australia supporters Sheila and Taela are taking part in our Kilimanjaro challenge for children this year
After completing ChildFund’s Vietnam Trek for Toddlers in 2011, mum-of-two Sheila is again putting on her hiking boots. This time she is gearing up to conquer Africa’s Mount Kilimanjaro with her daughter right by her side...
April 20, 2015
By Bonnie Walsh, ChildFund Australia supporter
Aussie supporters Bonnie and James meeting children in Nonghet, Laos that their support through ChildFund is helping
In February Bonnie Walsh and her husband, James from NSW were the first ever Global Community supporters to see just how big of a difference their support is making for the people of Nonghet in northern Laos. Here she reflects in pictures…
April 17, 2015
By Khounkham Douangphachone, communications manager, ChildFund Laos
ChildFund Australia supporters, Bonnie and James from NSW seeing how their support is helping communities in remote, rural Laos
Australians have been connecting with communities in northern Laos since 2012 through Global Community. ChildFund staffer, Khounkham recounts when he met Aussie supporters, Bonnie and James in remote, rural Nonghet district…
March 3, 2015
By Ashleigh Yardy, Communications Officer, ChildFund Australia
The Rhodes Family tragically died in a plane accident in Laos in 2013. In their honour, their family is leaving a life-changing legacy for infants in northern Laos
It is hard to comprehend losing a loved one. Losing four family members is inconceivable. Yet this was the tragic reality the Rhodes family were left with in October 2013 when Gavin Rhodes, his wife, Lea and their two adorable children were killed in a plane accident in Laos. The way their family responded is quite incredible and will ensure their legacy lives on…
January 30, 2015
By Ashleigh Yardy, Communications Officer, ChildFund Australia
Photo: Our Laos Discovery participants raised over $14,000 to help build the first preschool in this community
Earlier this month, a small group of passionate Aussies set off on an adventure to see ChildFund's work in action. This is what happened when they veered off the tourist trail and headed for the steep mountains of northern Laos...

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