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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 27 March 2013
ChildFund is celebrating 75 years of working with children by sharing inspiring stories like Tony's...
Growing up in an area plagued by war is unimaginable to most people. When that war is one in which children are being abducted to become child soldiers, it is even more terrifying. This was the childhood experienced by Tony, a former sponsored child from Uganda, who recalls having to flee the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), led by the infamous Joseph Kony...
Published on 28 February 2013
By ChildFund Australia ambassador and long-time sponsor, Julie Goodwin
Today is the day we have been waiting for – we are going to finally meet our sponsor child, Hamad. The drive to the ChildFund centre in Hamad’s part of Kampala is not long. As the van pulls into the car park, drums begin to beat and by the time we are out of the car, a Ugandan song and dance is in full swing. It is spectacular...
Published on 23 February 2013
ChildFund Australia ambassador Julie Goodwin is in Uganda with her husband Mick to meet their sponsored child Hamad and learn more about ChildFund's work firsthand. In today's blog, they travel from the Ugandan capital of Kampala to rural Mbale, stopping at the Source of the Nile for a quick cuppa of locally grown coffee!