ChildFund New Zealand

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Sharran and her lil bro teaching me how to count in Turkan. Their family benefits from a goat that was gifted through - they told me it has changed their lives - Fresh milk to drink. It's the little things 😌 want to donate to change lives and give a hand up during this food emergency head to ChildFund New Zealand ChildFund Australia
Jumping in front of their greenhouse ChildFund New Zealand helped build with the community for the Nutrition Programme. There is sweet potato, which is high in iron, spinach and kale. All good for delivering nutrients to growing children. It's about implementing sustainable living and resilience when faced with challenges like this relentless drought. Want to help? Visit
I'm proud to be a ChildFund Australia & ChildFund New Zealand Ambassador. I believe all children should have the opportunity to chase their dreams. In this video, I discuss why we need to and prevent further cuts to programs, which help children find a way out of poverty.
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ChildFund works in developing countries where poverty, conflict and disaster threaten the wellbeing of children.

To find out more, please call (NZ) 0800 808 822 or [email protected] ChildFund New Zealand is a member of the ChildFund Alliance, an international child development organisation with more than 75 years’ experience of helping the world's neediest children. The ChildFund Alliance works in more than 50 countries, assisting over 16 million children and family members regardless of race, creed or gender.


πŸ’š Here are just a few reasons some of you love giving to and supporting ChildFund. Let us know what else giving means to you!


A second chance can make all the difference - especially for youth in the Pacific where many had dropped out of school and now unable to find employment. The "Building Blocks" programme in Kiribati offers these youth that second chance to learn basic reading, writing, and mathematics. This education gives students a chance to create a more positive future for themselves, their families, and ultimately, their communities. πŸ’š Read Tooti's story:


From one family to another - Child Sponsorship is an incredible way to build connection no matter where we may be in the world. Every day, thousands of Kiwis are connected to sponsored children, like 7-year-old, Jessy, and their families. Find out how you can start a meaningful connection for you and your family today. πŸ‘‰


It's raining gifts and gifts in the ChildFund office today! 🎁 Check out just some of the gifts returned by sponsors and supporters for their sponsored children. πŸ’š If you want to get in on the gift-giving, check out the life-changing Gifts that Grow today! πŸ‘‰


Give and win! Thanks to our friends at My Food Bag, we have a My Food Bag delivery worth up to $200 to giveaway. Place your Gifts that Grow order before Saturday,10th December and automatically go into the draw. πŸ‘‰πŸ‘ˆ


Santa's reindeer have got nothing on a goat! 🐐 A goat can provide a family with a sustainable way to provide nutrition for growing children,, like James, and opportunities to grow their income. Goat milk is high in vitamins and minerals, as well as an excellent source of protein which is especially beneficial to children at risk of malnutrition. Extra milk can be sold in markets and to other families in the community. You can give a goat today! πŸ’š


In rural communities, the journey from home to school can often be a long and unsafe walk. 13-year-old Hien used to walk alone to school. It made him tired and scared. Thanks to ChildFund supporters, Hien has a new bicycle, which makes his journey to school shorter and safer. You can give another family, like Hien's, a bicycle today! 🚲


Today, on International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women, we're giving a shout out to incredible youth, like 13-year-old Jedida, who are leading change in their communities. Jedida is part of a ChildFund run Child Rights Club, where she and her peers learn how to combat child abuse, gender-based violence and harmful practices like early marriage. Comment with a heart and share if you're with Jedida! πŸ’š


It's all about connection. πŸ’š And staying connected through letters and cards is one the best parts about becoming a sponsor with ChildFund. Here you can see 10-year-old Elosy is writing a letter to her sponsor with the help of Monicah, a local ChildFund volunteer in Kenya. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone? πŸ’Œ


It's (nearly) the most wonderful time of the year! πŸŽ„ Whether or not you've already got your Christmas tree set up, now is a great time to get your Gifts that Grow! The new catalogue of life-changing gifts is out now. πŸ‘‰ πŸ‘ˆ
Tell us which gift option is your favourite and who would you like to gift it to? 🎁


Our thoughts are with our colleagues and partners in the Solomon Islands affected by the terrifying magnitude 7 earthquake that hit off the coast near Honiara yesterday causing widespread panic, power blackouts, traffic and business closures. We are relieved to hear from our senior country officer Eileen, that the ChildFund team on the ground are safe. πŸ’š


Happy ! πŸ’š This day in 1989, the Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted by the United Nations. Today, we celebrate this day as a way to promote Child's Rights and the improvement of children's welfare. Children represent the hope and future of the world and nurturing them is a collective responsibility of us all. Together with our partners and supporters, we are committed to create a world for all children where they flourish and thrive. Because when a child smiles we all smile. 😊


It's ! 🚽 Ponder over this next time you're answering nature's call. πŸ‘‰Over 3.6 billion people live without access to a safe toilet. πŸ’© With your support, we're on a mission to change this. Starting with water, hygiene and sanitation projects, like building toilet blocks in schools, your support is keeping kids healthy and give them a chance to thrive. 🀩


A massive congratulations to New Zealand's Ferns for their Rugby World Cup final win on Saturday night. Congratulations to the runners-up, England's Red Roses, too, and all the teams who took part in the tournament for inspiring so many Kiwis, young and old, over the past six weeks. What incredible role models! We are so proud that ChildFund Rugby is the event's charity partner and funds raised from the tournament will be used to offer more children opportunities to learn, play and grow through rugby. ChildFund Sport for Development



We were delighted to be able to give Jazmine and Shannon from Wesley Intermediate the opportunity to lead New Zealand, England, France and Wales onto the field at Eden Park on Saturday night, with thanks to ChildFund Rugby sponsor DHL. Seven Sharp presenter and ChildFund ambassador Hilary Barry catches up with the girls.
ChildFund Sport for Development

Help children and youth to thrive today! | ChildFund New Zealand 05/11/2022

Help children and youth to thrive today! | ChildFund New Zealand

Congratulations to New Zealand's Black Ferns and England's Red Roses for wins at the women's Rugby World Cup semi-finals at Eden Park yesterday. We are so proud that ChildFund Rugby is the tournament's principal charity partner and that donations raised during the event will support more girls to learn, play and grow through rugby. Text RUGBY to 2474 to donate $3 now.

Help children and youth to thrive today! | ChildFund New Zealand Since 1938, ChildFund has been helping children to thrive in some of the world's poorest communities. Sponsor a child today or donate to our ongoing work and help us reach those who need us most.


One of the ways you can make an impact that goes beyond a lifetime is by leaving a gift to ChildFund in your Will.
While none of us know what our world will look like in fifty years’ time, a legacy gift means help will always be available when needed.

Find out more about how to leave a gift in your Will:

Project Update | Youth Skills Centre Project in Lauangwa, Zambia 01/11/2022

Project Update | Youth Skills Centre Project in Lauangwa, Zambia

Project update!

Together with your support, the construction of a new Youth Skills Centre in Luangwa, Zambia is well underway. This Skills Centre will give young people a chance to receive skills and vocational training to bridge the gap between formal schooling and employment for youth who are unable to go to college. This education is essential for giving youth a chance to shape their own futures and we can't wait till construction is finished!

Watch the update here:

Project Update | Youth Skills Centre Project in Lauangwa, Zambia A project update from the ChildFund Zambia team on the construction of the Youth Skills Centre in Lauangwa, Zambia. This project was made possible with the s...

New coalition launches an end to violence against children in Solomon Islands 01/11/2022

New coalition launches an end to violence against children in Solomon Islands

Today, with Save the Children and World Vision, we launched a new project Solomon Islands Endim Vaelens Agenstim Pikinini (Ending Violence Against Children). A key focus of the project will be to work alongside the Solomon Islands Government to increase the legal marriage age.

New coalition launches an end to violence against children in Solomon Islands A partnership between three of New Zealand’s most well-known NGOs today launched a new project aimed at ending violence against children in Solomon Islands


Your support of the Betio community in Kiribati is changing lives.
Check out this 6-month snapshot of some of the projects that generous Kiwi donors and the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade are supporting.

Read the snapshot:


We are so proud that ChildFund Rugby is the principal charity of the women's Rugby World Cup and supports girls to play, learn and grow through rugby. Text RUGBY to 2474 to make a $3 donation today. ChildFund Sport for Development


Children in Sri Lanka are struggling from the worst economic crisis in history.

The price of basic food items like rice, flour, vegetables, milk, meat and fish have increased by 90%, putting them out of reach for a large percentage of the population.

You can help them, with just a small donation today:


Kiwi’s good work in Zambia

Sue Walkinton, a ChildFund supporter of over 20 years, shared her story on Seven Sharp tonight about her recent trip to Zambia to visit ChildFund projects she helped make possible. What an amazing Sue is! We are so grateful for her support.


Sponsorship changes lives.
In Luangwa, Zambia - one of our dedicated communities - Kiwi sponsors and supporters have helped thousands of children benefit from health projects and education support. And this is just the beginning.

Read more about our work in Laungwa.


In 2011, we started with working with the community of Batticaloa, Sri Lanka - helping children like Shivani and their families.
We've achieved much so far, but as Sri Lanka faces the worst economic crisis in history, children are now going without food and medicine, and many more are dropping out of school to support their families by working.

Find out how you can provide some extra support today:


We love our supporters, fundraisers and sponsors! Without you, the work we do to help children thrive wouldn't be possible. πŸ’š

More than 13,000 Kiwis partner with ChildFund to enable communities around the world run life-changing initiatives and programmes to improve the lives of thousands of children. Find out how you can get involved too!

Become a sponsor now:


Our ultimate goal is to ensure children and youth can thrive. In order to do this, their community must be self-reliant: able to meet their social and economic needs in a sustainable manner, with dignity.

Through partnership and building of meaningful relationships, we work with local organisations and partners to develop unique Road Maps - plans that help families and communities reach the goal of self-reliance.

Learn more about our Road Maps approach.

New BBC report highlights risks of giving to non-registered charities 20/10/2022

New BBC report highlights risks of giving to non-registered charities

A BBC report this month about social media platform TikTok taking a cut of up to 70% of donations intended for Syrian refugees highlights the importance of giving through registered and reputable charities, writes ChildFund CEO Mark Collins.

New BBC report highlights risks of giving to non-registered charities A BBC report this month about social media platform TikTok taking a cut of up to 70% of donations that were intended for Syrian refugees highlights the importance of giving through registered and reputable charities, writes ChildFund CEO Mark Collins. While the huge and every increasing array of com...


Your donations are providing a lifeline. πŸ’š

Thanks to many Kiwi supporters, the 1-Tok helpline increased its capacity to become a 24/7 service last year - providing much-needed counselling and support for people impacted by gender-based and domestic violence in Papua New Guinea."

Help us keep this life-saving service running:

Photos from ChildFund New Zealand's post 18/10/2022

Whangarei's Northland Event Centre hosted another fabulous round of pool matches for the women's Rugby World Cup on Saturday. Wonderful to see the ChildFund Rugby values trial. ChildFund Sport for Development

Timeline photos 17/10/2022

Leinani should have been safe at home.

On a recent visit to Leinani's house, local ChildFund staff members observed her grandmother disciplining her with a heavy stick.

ChildFund is currently working on ending violence in the pacific for children like Leinani.

Find out more:


Tomorrow is Global Handwashing Day, a global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives. Check out this awesome video from our amazing ChildFund Kiribati colleagues.

Timeline photos 14/10/2022

"In ChildFund-supported communities, children have a chance to thrive.

πŸ’š Thanks to the support of generous monthly donors and through partnerships with the community, our community sponsorship model creates long-lasting, sustainable change in our dedicated programme areas.

Read more about our dedicated communities:"

Timeline photos 12/10/2022

"All children should grow up free from violence and exploitation. Yet there are one billion children around the world who are victims of violence. For these children, our work in child protection is critical.

Find out how you can join us in ending violence against children today:

Baby Lily's extra special birthday gift 11/10/2022

Baby Lily's extra special birthday gift

Meet little Lily Beaumont, ChildFund's youngest (and cutest) supporter.

Baby Lily's extra special birthday gift Little Lily Beaumont received something extra special from her parents on her first birthday on October 9th and it wasn't a toy! It was an early introduction to the joy of giving.

Photos from ChildFund New Zealand's post 10/10/2022

Great to see ChildFund represented at Saturday's opening of the women's Rugby World Cup at Eden Park and the earlier match whistle handover by ChildFund Rugby fundraisers Ron Rutland and Adam Nunn. What a fantastic and family friendly event! ChildFund Sport for Development

Timeline photos 09/10/2022

Today is World Mental Health Day.

Every year since 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) has organized a global campaign for World Mental Health Day. This year's theme is 'Make mental health for all a global priority”.

Childfund is helping support this cause in many ways including
"Strengthening youth mental health and wellbeing in the Solomon Islands".

Find out more:

Timeline photos 06/10/2022

You can help children to thrive by joining our passionate and creative team.

ChildFund New Zealand team members are professional, adaptable and enjoy challenges. We care about the children and families we help, the communities we work in, and our wonderful supporters. And, we ensure every dollar entrusted to us works as hard as we do to bring about real, positive change. ChildFund New Zealand embraces diversity and is an equal opportunities employer.

Find out more:

Comment: How sport can help shape well-rounded humans 06/10/2022

Comment: How sport can help shape well-rounded humans

Kick-off is Saturday at Eden Park for the women's Rugby World Cup. ChildFund Rugby is the tournament's charity partner, on NZ Herald online check out our CEO Mark Collins' take on how this massive event for Aotearoa is a great reminder of the social and emotional skills that sports can teach children.

Comment: How sport can help shape well-rounded humans Sport is more than honing physical prowess: it builds mental, emotional, and social skills

Timeline photos 06/10/2022

Are you leaving your charity tax rebates unclaimed?

Did you know? Donations to ChildFund are eligible for a 33.33% tax rebate from the Department of Inland Revenue (IRD). Yet, half of all donations made to New Zealand charities are left unclaimed.

Find out more:

Help children and youth to thrive by supporting ChildFund New Zealand.

We work alongside committed communities to deliver community development programmes that prioritize the perspectives of children and youth. This creates environments where children and youth can grow, develop and flourish, free from violence.

We have a unique way of working.

Through partnership with local organisations, we build sustainable programmes that help children, youth and their communities reach self-reliance.

Since 1938, we've focused on improving children's lives through innovation.

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