The ChildFund Team

"I started working for ChildFund New Zealand in 2005 and I am still inspired by the ChildFund vision of helping meet children’s basic needs, protecting them from harm, and listening to their own perceptions of their major issues. The challenge...
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“I had dreamed of meeting her for 13 years, and finally there she was standing in front of me. When I first started sponsoring Akullu, her grandfather was corresponding with me on her behalf as Akullu was only a little girl. I had watched her grow up through her letters, she’s grown into this incredible young woman.” 
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“I come from Kiribati, a country where children are facing a lot of social issues including poverty, domestic violence and malnutrition. Poverty and violence are major social issues in a lot of countries and impact negatively on many children’s lives. They are our future and...
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“I believe in the Kaupapa that every child has the right to be secure physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually."   As a child growing up in Sri Lanka’s war-torn northern part, Anushiya had a short but lasting impression of how life can be...
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“I believe our purpose in life is to leave a meaningful legacy for the future. Children are the future and the actions I take today will have an impact on how we leave the world for them. As such, I'm...
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“I want to help children thrive because I believe we are all responsible for each other.”  Alastair de Raadt has been on the ChildFund New Zealand Board for nearly seven years. It gives him an opportunity to share his over 25 years international...
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“I have seen personally and up close the deprivation and violence children face in many countries. I saw this in Timor Leste in 2001 and 2002 and in South Sudan in 2014. So I know that programmes focused on growing communities without creating external...
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“I really appreciate living and raising my family in New Zealand - we are so incredibly fortunate. While we have serious social challenges to address here, ChildFund New Zealand gives Kiwis an opportunity to demonstrate their global consciousness and support for the right of...
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