As we fast approach 2022, we thought it a great opportunity to reflect back on what has caught your attention during 2021. A lot has happened around ChildFund, here's our 5 most read blogs for the year.
You won’t find many Moringa trees when wandering around New Zealand’s countryside, so you might not be too familiar with this miracle plant. The Moringa tree is a phenomenon, especially in drought-affected countries as it grows quickly, even in poor soil and not only is nutritious but has some amazing health benefits... read more.
We sadly mourn the passing of our good friend, colleague and ChildFund partner in Sri Lanka of over 15 years, Mr Bernard Piragash. Bernard has been a driving force behind our work in Sri Lanka for the last 15 years. ChildFund New Zealand partnered with a community-based organisation in Batticaloa, now named AU Lanka (through our ChildFund Sri Lanka family), in 2006 to support the local children, young people and their families to thrive, with a formal partnership signed in 2011... read more.
The Board of ChildFund New Zealand regrets to advise that after 16 years in the role, Paul Brown has decided to step down from his role as the Chief Executive of ChildFund New Zealand. Since 2004, Paul has been instrumental in leading the ongoing development and growth of ChildFund New Zealand. Today it is well respected and highly regarded for its progressive and innovative approach to child-centered community development... read more.
Congratulations to Sharon and Terry from the Solomon Islands, who have recently graduated with a Diploma in Counselling from the University of the South Pacific (USP). The pair are now putting their new counselling skills to good use and are busy helping other young people in the community to improve their wellbeing. They were supported through their study as part of a five year ChildFund New Zealand Negotiated Partnership Programme supported by New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT). It will include the professional counselling training of 70 young people in the Solomon Islands... read more
ChildFund New Zealand has announced that Francis Davy, Poohan Nathan, Jay Stead and Michele Teague have joined the organisation’s Board. This is in anticipation of an upcoming rotation of ChildFund New Zealand’s Board of Directors. “The appointment of these new Directors is significant,” explains Simon Whyte, Board Chair of both ChildFund New Zealand and the global ChildFund Alliance. “The diverse experience and insights of each member will strengthen our position as one of New Zealand’s most impactful organisations, particularly adept at inspiring community transformation and sustainability worldwide.” Read more.
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