Latest News and Blogs

October 16, 2017
Han Htoo Naing, ChildFund Myanmar
Failure to finish school is a major problem in Myanmar, especially among children like Thant, whose parents did not finish school.
October 16, 2017
ChildFund Vietnam
Nhung recalls the constant struggle of trying to raise a family-of-six on a small farm with an unreliable water source.
October 13, 2017
Sanwar Ali, ChildFund Australia Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Response senior advisor
Children and youth around the world are proving they can play a major role in reducing the risk of disasters and climate change. On October 13, International Day of Disaster Reduction, it is important to acknowledge their role and look for opportunities to increase their involvement.
October 4, 2017
By ChildFund Sri Lanka
Photo: Mrs Vijeraja has been teaching at a rural school in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka, over the last six years
There was a time when Mrs Vijeraja questioned her decision to take up a teaching post at a rural school in Sri Lanka’s Batticaloa District. But that all changed after she attended ChildFund’s Child-Friendly Schools training…
October 2, 2017
By Sally Beadle, Team Leader: Gender, Child Protection and Resilience, and Wesh Siku, Senior Project Officer, ChildFund Papua New Guinea
Counsellors have answered around 8,000 calls since the launch of the hotline in 2015.
To mark International Day of Non-Violence, ChildFund has released a new report highlighting the vital support that its gender-based violence hotline is providing to women and families in Papua New Guinea.
September 28, 2017
By Pisey Khun, Communications Coordinator, ChildFund Cambodia
Photo: Kdeb, 24, is one of many young people in rural Cambodia benefitting from ChildFund’s skill development programs
Youth unemployment is a major problem in Cambodia, especially in remote villages. To change this, ChildFund-supported youth groups are helping disadvantaged young people improve their skills and find meaningful jobs…
September 26, 2017
By ChildFund Australia
An estimated 400,000 refugees - including many children - from Myanmar have crossed the border to Bangladesh to escape civil conflict.
ChildFund Australia is deeply concerned about the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Bangladesh, as an estimated 400,000 refugees from Myanmar have crossed the border to escape civil conflict.
September 18, 2017
By Joe Flynn, Senior Content Producer, ChildFund Australia
Photo: Dennise and Peter Rossetti were thrilled to visit their sponsored child Ericah and her family in rural Zambia
They trekked with gorillas, saw wild lions and experienced Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls, but few experiences from Dennise and Peter Rossetti’s trip around Africa were as memorable as their visit to a small village in Zambia…
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...
September 12, 2017
By Chamnap Chouy, Communications Officer, ChildFund Cambodia
Photo: Cambodian teenager Pany feels like a new person since learning to play the khim through ChildFund’s ‘Children’s Voice’ program
Students in rural Cambodia have been quick to get on board with the Children’s Voice program, which is helping them diversify their skills and build their confidence through music...
September 5, 2017
By ChildFund Sri Lanka
Photo: Although he struggles at school, Santhush from Batticaloa in Sri Lanka dreams of becoming a teacher one day
Although he struggles at school, Santhush from Sri Lanka dreams of becoming a teacher one day. He wants to help other children have a better education…
September 1, 2017
By Bouakham Douangpanya, Communications Manager, ChildFund Laos
Photo: Nine-year-old Oudai is glad to have rainwater jars at her school in rural Laos
In Nonghet district in northern Laos, our Global Community Youth Ambassadors have been hard at work investigating possible solutions to one of the biggest issues facing their community: year-round access to safe water...
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...
August 22, 2017
By Larissa Tuohy, ChildFund Australia
With rescue efforts underway, there are significant fears that entire communities have been engulfed by the mudslide.
A mudslide in Freetown has left 20,000 people displaced.
August 16, 2017
By Bouakham Douangpanya, communications manager, ChildFund Laos
For Meethor, who comes from an ethnic minority group in Laos, access to education not only means literacy and numeracy, but a new passion for languages ...
For Meethor, who comes from an ethnic minority group in Laos, access to education not only means literacy and numeracy but a new passion for languages ...
August 3, 2017
By Alicia Richardson, Supporter Development Manager, ChildFund Australia
Photo: Lika, 12, is one of 2,000 Cambodian children who recently received a solar lamp, thanks to generous donors
The smile on her face says it all. Lika, age 12, is one of 2,000 Cambodian children who recently received a solar lamp, thanks to generous donors...
July 28, 2017
By ChildFund Australia
Hungry and diagnosed with severe acute malnutrition, two-year-old Aisha sits beside empty pots in her house drought-affected Kenya
The crippling conditions of Kenya’s recurrent droughts have plagued two-year-old Aisha’s entire life. A severe drought hit Aisha’s village in northern Kenya in 2014 – the year before her birth – and a lack of rain in the years since have hampered any hope of recovery...
July 28, 2017
By ChildFund Australia
Photo: By monitoring the growth and nutrition of children like 18-month-old Ibrae in drought-affected areas, ChildFund is helping reduce the spread of malnutrition
ChildFund’s national offices in Kenya and Ethiopia have been coordinating the delivery of desperately-needed aid to areas where malnutrition is rising. These country offices work closely with local governments to target hard-to-reach places, which are among the hardest hit by the Africa Food Crisis...
July 27, 2017
By ChildFund Australia
Photo: Across Africa, millions of children like two-year-old Umoro, whose family live in drought-affected Kenya, are at risk of starvation.
Right now, millions of children in countries across Africa are facing starvation in a catastrophe that has been largely ignored by the international media. These facts will give you some insight into the scope of the grave situation facing millions of children...
July 26, 2017
By ChildFund Australia
Photo: ChildFund Pass It Back has won the UNICEF Safeguarding Children in Sport Award at the prestigious Beyond Sport Global Awards
ChildFund Pass It Back, a unique sport for development program in Asia, has won the UNICEF Safeguarding Children in Sport Award at the prestigious Beyond Sport Global Awards!

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