“It is only 700m to my school, but it takes me almost an hour to get there,” said 12-year-old Ny, a first-grade student at Muslims Language school in the Chhluong District of Cambodia. Ny is a bright, energetic boy. Like his peers he likes to play and go to school. But at the age of
Lan*, aged ten, is a fifth-grade student from the Dao ethnic group. The nearest school to her home is still 12km away. During the weeks, she lives away from home with her younger sister and cousin in a small shack near the school. She has done this since she was eight years old. The shack
A partnership between three of New Zealand’s most well-known non-government organisations today launched a new project aimed at ending violence against children in Solomon Islands. Solomon Islands Endim Vaelens Agenstim Pikinini (Ending Violence Against Children) is supported by the New Zealand’s Government’s Aid Programme and is being implemented by Solomon Islands and New Zealand partners in
In the many months since Russia launched a full-scale military invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, thousands have died and nearly 18 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance and protection across Ukraine.
In northern Koinadugu District, Sierra Leone, Haja is getting ready to go to her favorite place in the world: school. “School is fun,” the sixth-grader says. “It makes me think that I am preparing myself to become somebody.” At 11 years old, she’s already well on her way to achieving that goal. Haja’s teachers sing
If we cannot get governments to think differently, many more children will succumb to child labour, forced marriage and trafficking as a result of climate change, says Martina Hibell, Secretary General of ChildFund Alliance member Barnfonden. “Governments are slowly starting to recognize the need to prepare societies for the consequences of climate change. But does
More than a billion people have to get by on less than one euro a day. Barely half of the world’s population can live on their income. Millions of children, especially girls, go to work to help their families survive. In our projects, we not only ensure basic care for the children and families, but enable them
development in Africa
ChildFund’s Canadian-based member Children Believe is helping communities recall the importance of the early stages of child development through work in maternal and child health in Africa. Since Children Believe began working in the country in 1987, it has stayed true to a commitment to create a future of hope for children, families and communities.
By Sifa Kasongo, ChildFund International Digital technology has changed our lives, both negatively and positively. While it has improved the way we communicate, connect and engage with others around the world, widespread digitalization has also made it easier for perpetrators to use online platforms to facilitate horrific offenses, including the online sexual exploitation and abuse
In the decade that has passed since the outbreak of the Syrian war on March 15, 2011, the conflict has had a disastrous effect on the country. It has destroyed businesses, hospitals and schools; left hundreds of thousands dead, injured or missing; and triggered the largest refugee and displacement crisis of our time. With no