The school kit 10-year-old Aung received in Myanmar makes a difference every day of his life.
“I was very happy to receive this school kit,” Aung says with a smile on his face. “I couldn’t wait to go to school.”
The charity gift that a ChildFund supporter purchased filled Aung’s school kit with:
- a sharpener
- an eraser
- a ruler
- pencil case
- exercise books
“Going to school is better for me now,” he says.
Not only do the donated school supplies bring Aung joy, it will provide him with the tools he needs to make the most of his education and help him reach his potential
3. Build a classroom and give the gift of education
Your gift will make a difference when you choose to donate towards building a new classroom.
Millions of children struggle to learn and get ahead in life in makeshift classrooms around the world. They’re dirty, structurally unsound and exposed to the elements, not the kind of learning environment that children need to make the most of their studies.
With every new classroom built, you ensure the next generation of children will have a safe place to play, learn and grow.
4. Gift pigs to help pay for household expenses
Thao has received donated pigs and livestock training, which she is using to help provide for her seven children.
A healthy sow can produce two litters a year. When Thoa’s pigs have piglets, she plans to sell half at the market, where they can fetch a good price.
“By doing this, we have money to keep the business running in the long term,” Thao explains.
Thao adds that by investing in backyard farming, she no longer needs to worry about providing food for her family, as the family’s income has increased.
“Every year, it costs me around VND 6,000,000 ($370) to pay for the children`s school fees, but it is no longer a struggle to pay this amount,” she says.
“I hope to continue to support my girls throughout their education, as by doing this, I believe they can live a better life than we do today.”
5. Gifting bikes can make long journeys safe for children
Over the last 10 years ChildFund donors have gifted more than 6,000 bikes to Cambodian children like 14-year-old Sreypov and her nine-year-old sister Sreypey.
“Before we got these bikes, we had to walk 3.5km to school,” Sreypov said. “In summer it was very hot and I got very tired walking. Sometimes, my feet would bleed because I stepped on thorns or broken pieces of glass.”
Donated bikes and helmets make it easier and safer for Sreypov, Sreypey and children in rural Cambodia to get to school, making them less likely to miss class.
School administrators have noticed increases in attendance in places where ChildFund distributes bikes, making these gifts fun and beneficial.
Donate charity Christmas gifts that give back
Your Gifts For Good will change the lives of children in the countries where we work. In places like Vietnam, Myanmar and Cambodia, a simple Christmas gift can help bring a family out of poverty, and give a child a better future.
Make a difference this Christmas and browse our Gifts For Good catalogue, or learn more about how it works here.
Want to give in another way? Your donation can help children living with a disability, or support ChildFund Australia’s work to reduce child poverty by donating monthly.