A Fond Farewell to Michael Kiely, Outgoing CEO of ChildFund Ireland

by Diana Quick / Member Spotlight

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, including his time at ChildFund Ireland, and involvement with ChildFund Alliance.

Giving female rugby players from Asia’s poorest communities a once in a lifetime opportunity

by ChildFund Ireland / Public Statement

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BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND and SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, 8 JUNE 2017: Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 is set to inspire young girls in Asian communities as the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU), World Rugby, and ‘ChildFund Pass It Back’ bring girls from across the world’s most populous continent to Ireland to take part in an international rugby competition.

I travelled to Uganda to see the actual impact of sponsoring a child

by Ariana Dunne, SHEmazing / In the News

Ten years ago, Ariana Dunne began sponsoring Shaban, a three-year-old boy in Uganda. For the price of four cups of coffee a month, she has continued to sponsor Shaban, and recently got a chance to go and visit him.

Ariana writes about her experience sponsoring a child through ChildFund Ireland, and the emotional meeting with 13-year-old Shaban, his family and community. 

Read the full article in SHEmazing.