What is ChildFund Connect?
ChildFund Connect is a global education program for children in their last years of primary school in Australia and developing countries. The program’s objective is to provide children around the world with an opportunity to connect and learn from each other.
Using a variety of multimedia tools, with a central website acting as the hub for all communications and child-created content, the program facilitates cross-country exchanges and collaborative education projects.
Play the Game
Sign up to ChildFund Connect and play our online game. Teachers and students complete short quizzes and win badges to learn about the lives of children in Australia, Laos, Sri-Lanka, Timor Leste and Vietnam.
Sign up & play!
Use our Curriculum Resource
In the Cultural Connections curriculum resource, students explore the concept of culture through the focus question: How and why is the way we live similar and different from the way children live in another part of the world?
‘Cultural Connections’ supports the Australian Curriculum’s focus on intercultural understanding and can be integrated seamlessly with the Geography, English and Civics and Citizenship curriculum. This unique resource was developed by experienced educator Andrew Thomson in conjunction with ChildFund Australia, using interactive lesson ideas and multimedia content created by children for children through the ChildFund Connect program.
Get a copy of the Cultural Connections curriculum resource.
Watch children's videos
Go through our library of over 500 videos made by children in Australia, Laos, Sri Lanka, Timor Leste and Vietnam and share them with your class. What do children eat for lunch in Laos? How do they go to school to Sri-Lanka?