By Rachael Bhadury -
Training youth counsellors and preventing violence against children, youth and women in the Pacific are some of the projects that can now be supported through our new partnership with ChildFund New Zealand.
The Good Registry has recently welcomed ChildFund to our whānau of amazing charity partners.
ChildFund is an international community development organisation that supports long-term change for children and youth in need around the world. It does this through community development - putting communities in charge and supporting them to become self-reliant in providing the basics their children need to be safe, educated, healthy and heard.
ChildFund Engagement Manager Carolyn Brooke says The Good Registry’s purpose of zero waste and 100% kindness, alongside doing good, strongly resonates with the ChildFund team, who have a focus on initiatives that are environmentally sustainable and that support wellbeing.
“Partnering with The Good Registry provides our supporters, both existing and new, a different way to give to the vulnerable communities that we work with.
“Partnerships are incredibly important to us at ChildFund, strong partnerships are fundamental to who we are as a community development organisation,” said Carolyn.
ChildFund works with communities across the world to provide children with the basics that they need to thrive, whether this is education, healthcare, child protection, water, sanitation or supporting families' livelihoods. It also delivers emergency response and humanitarian work around the world.
“We are doing a number of projects in the Pacific at the moment, including youth to youth counselling and outreach to support mental wellbeing in the Solomon Islands, which will take place in the New Zealand built Youth Hub there. We are also doing a big project in Papua New Guinea that is focused on eliminating domestic violence, mainly against women and children, which sadly is very common there,” said Brooke.
And if you'd like to know more about some of the ChildFund projects that your registry could support, check out these stories on ChildFund's website:
- Strengthening youth mental health and wellbeing in the Solomon Islands
- ChildFund's project on rights, respect and resilience for youth in Papua New Guinea
- ChildFund paves way for opportunities for youth in Kiribati