Stories: Children, Communities, Futures

What child labour looks like

What child labour looks like

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Why school is a sanctuary for girls in Kenya

Why school is a sanctuary for girls in Kenya

Mary and Rehema sleep in adjoining bunks at a girls’ dormitory built by ChildFund at a school in Samburu County, Kenya. They’re both 14, and when they get a little older, they both want to work…

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Meeting Timor-Leste’s future teachers, doctors and nurses

Meeting Timor-Leste’s future teachers, doctors and nurses

Timor-Leste is home to over 1.1million people, 70% of whom live in rural areas. Against a backdrop of limited socio-economic growth, children and youth in Timor-Leste particularly those in living rural areas experience extreme poverty. The majority of students do not continue schooling after grade four.

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Providing electricity in rural Myanmar

Providing electricity in rural Myanmar

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How does illness affect a child’s education?

How does illness affect a child’s education?

Many children have to drop out of school because of serious illness. Without help, they may never be able to get the education they need. I recently treated a seven-year-old boy called…

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How tuberculosis almost cost a child his education

How tuberculosis almost cost a child his education

My name is Mamopi. I am seven years old. I live with my mother, father and three older siblings in a settlement in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Here I tell you my story, about when I was very…

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