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Published on 29 May 2013
By Martin Nanawa, Communications Specialist, ChildFund Philippines
Malita is a town on Mindanao Island in the Philippines, where ChildFund has been working for 28 years – long enough to see a remarkable change: ChildFund’s local partner in Malita is staffed almost entirely by former sponsored children!
Published on 30 April 2013
By Ashleigh Yardy, Communications Intern, ChildFund Australia
Lynne Joseph is many things to ChildFund Australia – not only is she the director of Supporter Relations, she is our longest-standing employee, the go-to lady for anything sponsorship related and that person in the office who could make even a brick wall seem funny. Lynne began her journey at ChildFund over 17 years ago. To her, ChildFund is like a family: “For me that family isn’t just here, it stretches to our program countries and beyond...”
Published on 11 April 2013
By Chris Mastaglio, Country Director, ChildFund Laos
ChildFund Australia has been working in Laos for close to four years and made a decision to start using sport in our work two years ago. The role of sport is often overlooked in development, but we see it as a high-quality, low-cost tool that can be used to promote child protection, rights and participation in a fun way for kids, while also providing educational and health benefits...
Published on 11 January 2013
By Trang Nguyen Thi Kieu, Communications Coordinator, ChildFund Vietnam
Cao Bang is a mountainous province in the northeast of Vietnam – about 300km away from my city, Hanoi. It doesn’t sound far but on this day, it takes us eight hours to drive there, partly due to the muddy mountain pass after such heavy rain...
Published on 21 December 2012
By Al da Silva, Laos Water Cycle participant
As I sit here at Bangkok Airport waiting for my flight home, I have some time (about 7 hours actually) to reflect on the last two weeks. We packed in a lot of cycling, lots of visits to various villages and monuments, and interacted with the locals in ways that would not have been possible as a regular visitor to these two incredible countries...