Who we are
ChildFund Laos is the representative office of ChildFund Australia – an independent international development organisation that works to reduce poverty for children in developing communities.
ChildFund Australia is a member of the ChildFund Alliance – a global network of 11 organisations which assists 13 million children and their families in over 60 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 with children, their communities and local institutions to create lasting change, respond to humanitarian emergencies and promote children’s rights. Projects are implemented in Xieng Khouang and Huaphanh Provinces, some of the country’s poorest regions with significantly high unexploded ordnance contamination, as well as the Vientiane Municipality.
With a focus on upholding child rights and improving access to quality education, ChildFund Laos also prioritises projects which focus on child nutrition, sexual reproductive health and rights, media literacy.