Member Spotlight

The role of education in combatting cyberbullying in Indonesia
November 28, 2023 by Gurpreet Kaur Bhatia, ChildFund International Member Spotlight

Globally, the prevalence of cyberbullying has increased manifold. Children’s reliance on the internet for education, socialization, and entertainment during the COVID-19 pandemic and post has further amplified risks of cyberbullying. Based on a U-Report poll in 30 countries, 1 in every 3 young people has been a victim of cyberbullying and 1 in every 5 has skipped

Young people explain why connection is key to mental health
November 21, 2023 by ChildFund International Member Spotlight

Did you know that globally, 1 in 7 young people between the ages of 10 and 19 have been diagnosed with a mental disorder? In today’s fast-paced, often overstimulating world, it’s easy for us to become mentally and emotionally overwhelmed. That’s why it’s so crucial to pay attention to our mental health just as much

Education: A beacon for child survival and thriving communities
November 21, 2023 by Children Believe Member Spotlight

Education, beyond its academic scope, is a beacon of hope for transforming the trajectory of societies. When we shine the spotlight on child survival, the role of education takes on even greater significance. Studies from around the world have illuminated the profound impact that education, particularly for girls and women, has on the survival and

Angie from El Salvador: our voice is crucial
November 7, 2023 by Educo Member Spotlight

This year, ChildFund youth delegate, 13-year-old Angie from El Salvador spoke at the United Nations General Assembly, as part of a Joining Forces delegation advocating for the increased participation of children and young people in decision-making. We share Angie’s brave and inspiring speech in full:  Good morning to everyone present. My name is Angie. I am 13-years-old

Gaza: there is not enough water for survival
November 7, 2023 by WeWorld Member Spotlight

In Gaza, the humanitarian crisis is worsening every day due to the incessant hostilities. Water scarcity is putting the civilian population, half of whom are children, at further risk. Between 21-26 October, Gazans had access to just 1-3 liters of water per person per day. In addition to severely limiting access to this vital resource,

Learning how to tackle malnutrition in Timor-Leste
October 17, 2023 by ChildFund Australia Member Spotlight

There is no time to spare in the first 1,000 days of a child’s life – an important foundational period for development and growth. Children are more likely to lead healthier, brighter lives when they have supportive environments in these early years; the right care and nutrition are essential to their future well-being. In Timor-Leste,

The challenges facing Africa: climate change, conflict, and the after-effects of COVID-19
September 5, 2023 by Barnfonden Member Spotlight

Speaking to colleagues at Barnfonden, Chege Ngugi, Africa Regional Director for ChildFund International, warns that long-term solutions must not be forgotten in favor of urgent short-term efforts. Currently, over 36 million people in East Africa are being impacted by the worst drought in decades. There is a severe shortage of both food and water, and

Tackling safe water challenges in Kiribati
August 15, 2023 by ChildFund New Zealand Member Spotlight

20 July 2023 Kiribati, with its rising seawater, periods of drought, and sporadic rains, is the face of climate change in the Pacific. Accessing clean, safe water is a daily challenge for children and families. Shallow groundwater, which is contaminated with seawater, rubbish, and other waste, is the main drinking water source of the small

Breaking generational cycles of violence in Cambodia
August 2, 2023 by ChildFund Australia Member Spotlight

In Cambodia, corporal (physical) punishment is still widely used as a form of discipline in many households. Parents often resort to hitting their children when they misbehave or fail to meet their expectations. Unfortunately, this practice can have lasting negative effects on children, both physically and emotionally. That’s why in Cambodia, ChildFund is dedicated to

Meet the young female entrepreneurs of Uganda
July 14, 2023 by Cecilia Okoth, communications officer, ChildFund Uganda Member Spotlight

Did you know that young people between the ages of 15 and 24 make up 16 percent of the world’s population? Youth are an enormous part of our global identity, and their contributions are essential to a thriving human society. Yet around the world, teens and young adults often struggle to find affordable skills training