More than half of these children are participants of Educo projects in the country 19 January 2018 — The NGO EDUCO warns that 8,703 Filipino children are suffering the consequences of the eruption of Mayon volcano, which has been active since Jan 13. The majority of them, 5,568 children, are
In Papua New Guinea, ChildFund Australia has implemented the HOPE (A Haus (house) for Protection and Empowerment) project, which aims to reduce the widespread violent abuse of children’s and women’s rights by empowering survivors and training human rights defenders. The project has provided a safe refuge center for survivors of violence, better prevention mechanisms and
In Sri Lanka, the TOGETHER project (Civil Society Organisations and Local Authorities together to include Children with Disabilities in Sri Lankan Society) has brought together key civil society organizations and local authorities to empower children with disabilities within society.
Digital technology is changing childhoods, with one in three internet users now under the age 18. The worldwide web brings new opportunities for young people to learn and connect, but it also represents new threats to their well being. Fortunately, a new program from ChildFund Australia is helping to keep children safe from harm online, writes
This month, ChildFund Alliance says goodbye to one of our longest serving CEOs, Michael Kiely. Mick joined ChildFund Ireland 14 years ago, and has been a strong advocate for the Alliance. We will miss him greatly! Mick recently spoke with some of the Alliance Secretariat staff and shared reflections on his years of international service,
On 25 April 2015, a powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 struck Nepal, with its epicenter 50 miles (80 km) north-west of the capital Kathmandu. A strong aftershock (magnitude 7.3) followed on 12 May, with its epicenter 47 miles north-east of Kathmandu. Almost 9,000 people were killed, and 22,300 were injured. Of the 2.8
The mass migration underway around the world puts children in harm’s way We’ve been talking about a specific global controversy for what seems like ages — on TV, the radio, the web, social media and around the water cooler, but it’s an age-old problem. And, putting up barriers won’t solve the systemic issue causing people
As a member of the Global Coalition to End Child Poverty, ChildFund is participating in the Putting Children First conference, October 23-35 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Please read press release.
I have three wishes for my son — I want him to be healthy, safe and happy. I know I’m not alone. But, not all children have these needs met. And, what happens to those whose rights aren’t respected? How are we keeping them safe?
How ChildFund has used solar and hydropower to transform a community in rural Zambia. In the south-east corner of Zambia lies the district of Luangwa. At its eastern-most tip is Luangwa town, ostensibly a port town in a country that has no sea. Boats ply across the Zambesi and Luangwa Rivers that intersect here: look