Help bring safe, clean drinking water to children in the Pacific.
Help bring safe, clean drinking water to children in the Pacific.
Efeso joined the ChildFund Water Run because he's driven to support the Pacific and because he believed in the cause.
Before the race we spoke about how hard it is to put yourself and family first when you commit to a life of service.
Now he is gone suddenly. And our hearts are breaking for his wife Fia, his two girls, and his family.
Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific have lost a leader who found his strength in the community, who would've continued to make our region, and world, a better place.
In life and in rest, you bring us together, Efeso.
Amuia le masina e alu ma toe sau. Blessed is the moon, for it shall return.
On 21st February 8am - Te Komititanga Square, outside Commercial Bay,
Hilary, Dave, Josie, Maz, Shavaughn and Efeso completed the ChildFund Water Run to raise awareness and money to bring safe, clean drinking water to children in the Pacific. They'll race each other carrying 2 filled-to-the-brim buckets of water. Because every drop of water is precious, whoever ends the race with the most water will be the ultimate champion.
"I'm excited to support the ChildFund Water Run. While it'll be a fun event, it's a fantastic way to draw attention to the huge need for fresh water in the Pacific Islands. I'd love you to support the work of ChildFund if you can because every child deserves to have access to clean drinking water."
"We all deserve an equal starting point in life, but the reality is kids are born into disadvantage - for a number of reasons. Here and around the world. Access to safe, clean water is an absolute must and all kids around the world deserve that. I'm proud to take part in this event to help ensure that can happen. And, it sounds like fun. Let's do this. No excuses!"
"The Pacific is my home, my tūrangawaewae. Currently it's monsoon season back home, getting in the way of access to safe drinking water. I'm choosing to run so ChildFund can restore purified water to more boys and girls across the Pacific. They're our future leaders!"
“Growing up in Aotearoa I can’t remember a time when I didn’t have access to clean, safe water. It’s been an easy thing to take for granted. Not every kid’s so lucky though. I’m joining the ChildFund Water Run so that more tamariki across the world who need clean, safe water get it. Ka pai to that!"
“As a dad to two young beautiful girls, I want them and children all over the world to grow up and reach their full potential and live full lives. The ChildFund Water Run gives us all a fun and important opportunity to share what we have with others. The "Rapid Racer" welcomes your full support by donating generously to this beautiful cause.”
"Kiwis love to go on holiday to the Pacific, and make the most of the beautiful beaches. But behind the picture postcard view too many children still go without clean water. The Pacific is our extended family. Our ChildFund partners in Kiribati and Solomon Islands are doing amazing work to get clean water to all the children in their community. Let's race to support them!”
Just as every drop of water is precious, so is your support! Every dollar makes a difference in bringing safe, clean water to children in the Pacific.
Something as simple as good hand-washing habits can save lives. $60 will provide 4 families with soap and face cloths to help keep them healthy.
Every solar panel has a lasting impact by enabling clean safe water to be pumped to village communities, reducing the incidence of becoming sick or even dying from unsafe water.
Gift a family safe drinking water everyday. The Solvatten Unit uses solar energy to purify water in just a few hours and can provide a family with 6,000 litres of safe water a year.
Help build infrastructure like roofs and guttering to capture precious rainwater at schools and community centres. Every single drop of water is precious.
Help provide a long-term water solution by upgrading defunct and polluting diesel pumps to sustainable solar powered pumps, to transport water from natural springs to 15 villages.
You can help complete the construction of the toilet block to provide much needed sanitary facilities at a local school in the Solomon Islands.
Access to clean, safe water is a basic human right, but right now many children across the Pacific are still getting sick and dying due to waterborne diseases from drinking and using unsafe and dirty water.
Today, women and children walk long distances daily to collect water which must be boiled before it is safe to drink – tasks that often fall on the shoulders of children at the expense of their education.
ChildFund New Zealand works with local partners and communities in Kiribati and the Solomon Islands to implement water projects to improve access to clean safe drinking water.
You can support the work we’re doing in the Pacific by supporting the ChildFund Water Run. Not only will you help bring safe clean drinking water to the children of the Pacific, you'll help give children the chance to learn and play, just like children should.
For families like Aata and Teieka's, the pursuit of fresh, safe water is a daily struggle. The limited access to clean, safe water takes a devastating toll, resulting in sickness and even death among the children in the community. Kiribati bears the heavy burden of the Pacific's highest child mortality rate, with the lack of access to safe drinking water contributing to deaths in children under five years.
Children in the Solomon Islands are full of energy and life. But the reality of walking for almost two hours a day in search of clean, safe drinking water is taking their chance to learn and play away.
Every dollar makes a difference in bringing safe, clean water to children in the Pacific.
At ChildFund, we’re committed to creating long-lasting sustainable impact. Our unique approach empowers communities to achieve self-reliance, leading to increased independence among families, improved health, education, and confidence in children, and a sense of purpose among young people.
Our work is centred around helping children and youth to thrive. We work alongside local partners to implement programmes that improve child wellbeing and support communities on their development journey of reaching self-reliance.
Thousands of children worldwide are positively impacted by the support of ChildFund and our caring supporters. Through comprehensive plans (Road Maps), we can create lasting change where children and communities can become self-sustainable and thrive.
It takes a holistic approach to help children thrive. We build meaningful relationships in communities and collaborate with local organisations to implement programmes and solutions that address barriers caused by poverty. The ultimate goal is for each community to achieve self-reliance, where local organisations and families can continue their journey independently.