Who we are
ChildFund in Laos is the representative office of ChildFund Australia – an independent international developmentorganisation that works to reduce poverty for children in developing communities.
ChildFund Australia is a member of the ChildFund Alliance – a global network of 12 organisations which assists almost 23 million children and their families in 70 countries. ChildFund Australia is a registered charity, a member of the Australian Council for International Development, and fully accredited by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade which manages the Australian Government’s overseas aid program.
ChildFund began working in Laos in 2010 and works in partnership to create community and systems change which enables vulnerable children and young people, in all their diversity, to assert and realise their rights. Projects are implemented in the capital of Vientiane, as well as Huaphanh and Xiengkuang Province, some of the country’s poorest regions with significantly high unexploded ordnance contamination.
With a focus on upholding child rights and improving access to quality education, ChildFund in Laos also prioritises projectswhich focus on child nutrition, sexual reproductive health and rights, media literacy and job readiness.