The ChildFund Team

"From my earliest years, my family instilled in me the importance of giving back with my time, talent, and treasure. ChildFund is a wonderful opportunity to optimise impact in an broad area that is of key importance to me. The World’s future success is dependent on; health, wellbeing, and opportunities to thrive; for all children and young people. ChildFund is an organisation that is distinctively focused in this area of need."
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"ChildFund's mission of helping children and communities to thrive is very close to my heart, my wife Jaya and I adopted our children from an orphanage in India and they spent their early years in the most difficult circumstances imaginable..."
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"At the end of 2019, just before Covid-19 stopped overseas travel, I visited one of our dedicated communities, Luangwa in Zambia. From early morning to late at night, I saw first-hand and heard all about the wonderful work that is being done for...
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“I remember sitting on the wooden floor of a one-bedroom pole home in a remote village in Southern Laos holding a six-month old baby who, with shallow breaths and high fever, was slowly dying from malaria. The local staff of the...
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"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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