This week Radio Rhema's Andrew Urquhart interviewed our CEO Paul Brown about the work we are doing to help achieve better outcomes for children, young people, families and communities in the Pacific.
The interview follows the announcement of ChildFund New Zealand's partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) to increase the social and emotional wellbeing of vulnerable children, youth and their families in the Pacific and Southeast Asia region.
Under the ‘Inspiring and Motivating Pacific and Asian Communities for Tomorrow’ (IMPACT) programme, MFAT and ChildFund New Zealand will co-invest $11.2 million in development assistance in Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Solomon Islands over the next five years. The IMPACT programme will enable ChildFund to reach more than 100,000 people in those vulnerable countries by 2025.
IMPACT will focus on enhancing youth social and emotional wellbeing, keeping children safe from harm and improving community and household resilience to natural hazards, climatic risks and the impacts of COVID-19.