1-Tok Kaunselin Helpim Lain: A report on the first two years of operation in Papua New Guinea

by ChildFund Papua New Guinea / Reports

The 1-Tok Kaunselin Helpim Lain is the first toll-free telephone counselling service in Papua New Guinea with professional counsellors available seven days a week, 12 hours a day, from 7am to 7pm. This essential service provides survivors of gender-based violence and their families with an immediate and comprehensive support package that includes access to information, confidential counselling and referral to other service providers, and is available in three languages – English, Tok Pisin and Hiri Motu. The hotline is a collaboration between ChildFund Papua New Guinea, The Family and Sexual Violence Action Committee (CIMC) and FHI 360. The project is funded by the New Zealand Aid Programme, with contributions from USAID, ChildFund New Zealand and ChildFund Australia. The hotline has received calls from just under 8,000 women, men and children in its first two years of operation (August 2015-2017).

Hawke's Bay locals like giving goats as presents

by New Zealand Herald / In the News

They're difficult to wrap, but Hawke's Bay locals are realising that goats make great Christmas presents.

In the past decade, the "generous people" of the Bay have gifted 198 goats to families in developing countries through ChildFund New Zealand's Gifts that Grow catalogue, with over 8000 purchased across the country as a whole.

Paul Brown, CEO, ChildFund New Zealand

by Diana Quick / CEO Forum

Paul Brown joined ChildFund in 2004. He has always focused on helping children in need, including volunteering on Radio Lollipop at Starship Children’s Hospital for more than five years. Paul sponsors children in Kenya and Timor-Leste.

Paul oversees ChildFund New Zealand’s operation to ensure that it runs smoothly, is always focused on its main aim of putting children’s needs first and foremost, and that the funds it receives are put to the best possible use. He is responsible for setting and delivering the organization’s overall strategy – where and how it works.

Paul holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering, and a Masters of Business Administration.

Power to the People

by ChildFund New Zealand / Member Spotlight

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 left, and there’s Mozambique; look right, Zimbabwe. Until recently, its potential as a trade post has been hampered by poor access. But now a new road has been built connecting this area to markets.