News and Stories

Twenty-five preschool teaches from all around Betio, Kiribati took part in a ChildFund training session on human rights, health, water and sanitation this month. They now are equipped and empowered with information, awareness and skills to take back to their children, students, peers, parents, caregivers and communities. 
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There is a saying in Kenya that when you educate a woman you educate an entire community. Meet 23 year old Jackline from Kenya, a child sponsor since the age of 5, who went on to complete school and gain a teaching qualification. Now she not only gives back to her community as a teacher but as a ChildFund youth group mentor too, helping to keep young people in school.

 

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"Stories about the different challenge’s children around the world face in getting to school always put things smack bang into perspective for me. I mean, elephants blocking the roads and rainy season flooding…things we would never even conceive of… I remember seeing kids paddling their canoes to school in the morning in Bougainville and making me realise maybe my 20-minute walk to school wasn’t so hard after all…" ChildFund Programme Officer, Matt Fowler.
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“I am so happy and excited that my family and I have water right near our home. My children and I will now be spending more time together reading and playing. Earlier fetching water was such a stressful chore as one would be required to make/dig small wells on the river in order to get water. I am grateful for the water brought close to us.” Mwelu, mother of 5, Emali.
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We're always trying new things at ChildFund New Zealand. At ChildFund, we are always looking for new ways to increase support for children living in Kenya, Zambia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Timor-Leste and the Pacific (our dedicated communities). As part of...
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