The top 5 ways ChildFund New Zealand has switched things up in 2021

The top 5 ways ChildFund New Zealand has switched things up in 2021

If there's one thing we can all agree on -- COVID-19 has forced us all to think differently about how we do things. And, after nearly two years of living and operating in the pandemic, doing things differently is now the norm for ChildFund. 

As we close off another year, we thought it would be exciting to reflect on 2021 and some of the top ways we've switched things up to help children and youth to thrive. How did you do things differently in the past year? We'd love to know. Comment below!

ChildFund's top 5 ways it switched things up in 2021: 

1. We made supporting ChildFund easier with new partnerships

At ChildFund, we believe wholeheartedly in forming partnerships that add value and make it possible to help even more children and youth around the world to thrive. Last year, we formed an exciting partnership with Supergenerous, helping our donors to claim their charitable tax rebates quickly and easily. This year, we wanted to grow our partnerships to create even more impact. Here are a few of the partnerships we've formed in the past year: 

2. ChildFund began accepting cryptocurrency donations and launched its first set of NFTs

The world is definitely changing, and with this change comes many opportunities for donors around the world to create impact for children. 

3. We audited our Road Map programmes and saw the real change you've been making for children! 

To mark the fifth year of our Road Map approach, we asked each of our local partners to give us an update on the progress we’ve made, and how ChildFund New Zealand supporters are helping children and youth to thrive. Here are just some of the highlights from this audit: 

  • 34.4% more families in Batticaloa Sri Lanka have access to safe toilet. 
  • 42% more families in Cao Bang, Vietnam are eating 3 meals per day.
  • 60% more children in Emali, Kenya are able to attend early education.
  • 28% more children in Luangwa, Zambia are enrolled in school. 

Click here to read our full Impact Report for 2021.

4. ChildFund named the official charity partner for Rugby World Cup 2021 in New Zealand!

Earlier this year, World Rugby announced the appointment of ChildFund as the principal charity partner for Rugby World Cup 2021, playing in 2022, a first in the history of the premier women’s 15s event.

  • With a focus on gender equality initiatives, ChildFund Rugby works with partners, including Oceania Rugby, to provide vulnerable girls and women with opportunities to learn skills to overcome challenges and be active leaders in their communities.
  • You can support our Sport for Development programme by donating sports equipment, or training for a coach

5. We supported children and families in even more communities - thanks to you! 

This year, we expanded our reach in order to help children and families who were most in need, in addition to our long-term community development programmes in Kenya, Sri Lanka, Zambia, Vietnam, Timor-Leste and the Pacific. Here are a few of the ways your support has reached even more children in 2021: 


Despite the significant challenges that have emerged globally with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, ChildFund New Zealand has been able to continuously push forward in enabling children, youth, and their communities, to thrive. 

Read our entire 2021 Annual Report and learn more about how your support is creating sustainable change for families and children.

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