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Published on 04 June 2013
By Larissa Tuohy, Communications Manager, ChildFund Australia
In 1970, as a young infant about to travel to the United States, I was given the smallpox vaccine. While Australia had been largely free of this disease since the early 1900s, there still remained a risk, although minor, of contracting the infection in America. It would not be until 1980 that the World Health Organisation would officially declare that smallpox had been eradicated worldwide...
Published on 07 May 2013
By Lalam Grace, mother and grandmother, Northern Uganda
My name is Lalam Grace. Before the LRA war, our lives were good. The community was happy and we were peaceful. My husband and first-born son were alive. We were able to do business and had enough money. We had over 50 cows. We also had goats and sheep. They were all killed in the war; it impacted our lives tremendously. You can see the way we are now...
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 22 April 2013
By Hannan Endale, Inclusive Programming Specialist, ChildFund Ethiopia
As a person with a disability, I know firsthand what it means to live a life of segregation. And I know the feeling of being discriminated against and unaccepted because of one’s abilities. Having experienced those feelings, it is more than a pleasure to be part of ChildFund’s mission to support children with disability...
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...