News and Stories
Just like in Aotearoa, schools in Kenya need access to a sustainable, clean water source ensure proper hygiene and a strong learning environment for students. Here's a quick update on some of our water projects in Emali, Kenya.
Participating in ChildFund Kiribati's Building Blocks basic literacy programme has been an absolute life changer for 17-year-old Tooti.Continue reading
ChildFund New Zealand is building a boarding school dormitory in a remote area of Vietnam to accommodate students who otherwise couldn't go to school due to the long distances and difficult terrain they have to travel to get there.Continue reading
At ChildFund New Zealand, children are our why. With help from our supporters and our partners, in a nutshell here's our how...
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
"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.Continue reading
EMERGENCY UPDATE: Thanks to your support, ChildFund is able to reach even more children, youth and families with emergency response. Take a look at our report, below, to learn more about how your donations are helping children to thrive. Click...Continue reading
“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.Continue reading
Over the past three months, we have been collecting donations to help some of the millions of children who don't have access to education. Thanks to the generous support of Kiwis across the country, we are happy to share that more than $90,000 has been raised to date!Continue reading