Coach Noy – How Rugby Changed My Life

I was born and initially raised in Chomphet district, Luang Prabang province. When I finished 4th […]

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Typhoon Hagibis Recovery: Looking Back

The Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan was a milestone global sporting event for Asia, rugby, […]

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COVID Recovery – Keeping Safe and Healthy through Rugby

Reconnect is a COVID-19 early recovery rugby and life skills curriculum developed by ChildFund, delivered by […]

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Learn and Grow Through Sport – a Story of Coach Lan

“My name is Bui Thi Lan and I’m from Vietnam. I am 29 years old and […]

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Reconnect – Keeping Children Safe and Connected Through Sport

What is Reconnect? The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented disruption to the world and heavily impacted […]

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Why Have We Rebranded to Childfund Rugby?

As of 15th February 2021, ChildFund has rebranded the Pass It Back rugby and life skills […]

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Coach Hien’s story: I’m proud to support my community during COVID-19

Hien is a keen Hoa Binh Rugby Network Pass It Back Coach from Vietnam. She started […]

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Safeguarding in Sport: Online Learning Pilot Project in Action

ChildFund supports organisations around the world to help keep everyone safe in sport.  In August, the […]

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ChildFund Australia says thank you to New Zealand Embassy in Hanoi for continued program work through Covid-19

24 October 2020: Child-focused international aid agency ChildFund today thanked the New Zealand Embassy in Vietnam […]

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ChildFund and Oceania Rugby expand partnership to keep everyone safe in rugby across the region

19 October 2020: Child-focused international aid agency ChildFund and Oceania Rugby will expand their program to […]

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Coach Toukeu helps keep children safe through sport

Toukeu and his players Toukeu lives in Xieng Khouang, Laos, and has been a Lao Rugby […]

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My voice, our equal future

This International Day of the Girl, UNICEF is calling for everyone to support the theme: ‘My voice, […]

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A victory for all girls rugby team Blazing Sun

We beat the boys 3 times in a row! This story happened on a sunny February […]

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Young, bold, and inspiring – a story about Trang

Trang is a female player from Hoa Binh, Vietnam. She has been playing rugby for 2 […]

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Connecting young people during the global pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented disruption and trauma at all levels of society. Programs like […]

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Sport for Development Webinar: The impact of COVID-19 and community recovery

Summary The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented disruption and trauma at all levels of society. The […]

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How ChildFund Pass It Back keeps children safe in sport

Organised sport provides children and young people with many fantastic opportunities, but it also comes with […]

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ChildFund Pass It Back Coach Ha uses her skills to protect her community

Ha is a ChildFund Pass It Back coach in Hoa Binh, Vietnam, and a trained community-based […]

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Putting leadership skills into action during COVID-19

With social distancing restrictions in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic, ChildFund Pass It Back coaches […]

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I didn’t think the game was for me

Meet Mai, a young and eager ChildFund Pass It Back player from a small village in […]

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ChildFund response to COVID-19 emergency

ChildFund Australia implements a range of child-focused development programs in the Asia-Pacific region and has serious […]

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How ChildFund Pass It Back supports gender equality

Asia-Pacific is home to more than 4.5 billion people. Around half are female. Despite global initiatives […]

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Blazing a trail for girls and women in Timor-Leste

Seventeen-year-old Feb is blazing a trail in her small community in Timor-Leste. She is a passionate […]

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Does sport have the power to change the world?

Sport has the power to inspire, unite people from diverse backgrounds and create hope. It’s so […]

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Change the world with ChildFund Pass It Back

When you support ChildFund Pass it Back you are helping young people change the world. ChildFund […]

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The positive impact of sport on education

There is significant research available today which points to the important and positive impact that sport […]

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Girls can play rugby: sport and the rights of the girl child

Rugby is a sport that brings people together through teamwork, the love of learning new skills […]

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Rugby World Cup 2019 set to ‘pass it back’ to children in the region

Today marks the official start of Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. ChildFund is honoured to […]

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What makes a great ChildFund Pass It Back coach?

Did you know that ChildFund Pass It Back has registered more than 500 rugby coaches in […]

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My life has changed for the better since becoming a ChildFund Pass It Back coach

Chan Lor has been a coach with ChildFund Pass It Back in Laos for over two […]

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Creating new rugby heartlands in Asia

As the game of rugby union looks to increase its growth around the world, Asia is […]

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A journey of discovery for Van

For Van, aged 13 years from Vietnam, the chance to visit Japan earlier this year, to […]

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10 quotes from the heroes of ChildFund Pass It Back

Many of the players and coaches who are involved in the ChildFund Pass It Back program […]

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The Aussie-made rugby program that changed my life

At 16 years old, Lar went from never having played a sport, to competing in a […]

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Tracking positive change in local communities

At ChildFund Pass It Back, we have an amazing group of coaches, with each one playing […]

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What is wheelchair rugby?

At ChildFund, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to play, learn and grow through their […]

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For Nhan, ChildFund Pass It Back is so much more than just sport

Nhan is 17 years old. Around four years ago, he joined ChildFund Pass It Back as […]

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Tag rugby in the mountains of Laos

Among the mountains of Nonghet, in northeast Laos, hundreds of families in small villages make their […]

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The first ever rugby tournament takes place in Tan Lac, Vietnam

Over 500 keen rugby fans gathered together in the mountainous district of Tan Lac, northern Vietnam, […]

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25 ways Sport for Development programs help children learn

Sport for Development is a powerful and proven way to facilitate change for disadvantaged youth in […]

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How ChildFund ‘passes it back’ for children and communities

This year, in an incredible show of solidarity and generosity, the global rugby community has pledged […]

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Mo and Hien: rugby coaches of strength and determination

Mo and Hien have been ChildFund Pass It Back coaches for the Ngo Luong Commune for […]

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Taking rugby to remote communities in Vietnam

The three communes of Ngo Luong, Ngoi Hoa, and Trung Hoa are situated in one of […]

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3 ways that rugby builds coordination skills for children

There are few parents who don’t understand the many benefits for children that come from taking […]

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Rugby inspires Bounpasong with dreams for her future

Bounpasong, a ChildFund Pass It Back coach and member of the Lao National Women’s team, shares […]

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How does sport connect people and communities?

Sport isn’t just a game. It’s a useful tool to break down social and cultural barriers […]

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Rugby: a sport for everyone

Rob Abernethy, Rugby World Cup General Manager 2019, explains how the game of rugby is an […]

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Duoc: the chance to be a child again

At 12 years old, Duoc has assumed many household responsibilities, including taking care of his younger brother. […]

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How sport can improve the lives of children in disadvantaged communities

In 1993, the United Nations adopted its first resolution on sport, marking the fact that sport […]

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ChildFund Pass It Back arrives in Timor-Leste

ChildFund Board member Carolyn Hardy recently travelled to Timor-Leste to see ChildFund’s work on the ground. […]

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4 ways sport can create positive change in communities

Sport is not only fun and a great way to lead a healthy lifestyle, it can […]

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Lar is determined to never give up

Lar is 16 years old and lives in Nonghet District, Xieng Khouang Province. This region of […]

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Rugby is a girl’s game too

In today’s world, there are 1.1 billion girls. They are full of potential but are often […]

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An unusual sighting: rugby comes to a remote village in Laos

Xaykham is a 17-year-old secondary school student from Nonghet, Laos. The village where he was born […]

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Using sport to keep girls and women safe

When you watch Serena Williams play on the court, you can’t help but be engulfed by […]

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A mother-daughter rugby coaching team

Nga is 33 years-old and a rugby coach with ChildFund Pass It Back. Like many of […]

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Achieving the Global Goals: the role of sport in ending poverty

At ChildFund, we believe in the power of sport as a tool for good. Why? Because […]

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Out of the house and onto the pitch

For many young girls and women living in rural Vietnam, participation in sport is unheard of […]

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Rugby changed my life

Lao Khang comes from a small village in Nonghet District in the rural north of Laos. […]

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Ada Milby: breaking barriers in women’s rugby

Ada Milby’s early experiences in sports have led her to become a trailblazer for girls and […]

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Charlotte Caslick: it is a universal truth that every child loves to play

On Universal Children’s Day, Australian Rugby Sevens star and ChildFund Ambassador Charlotte Caslick talks about the […]

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Rugby moves to up your game

Fives skills to help you take your game of rugby to the next level.

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A rugby player and role model

Truong is a coach with ChildFund Pass It Back, which uses tag rugby to teach children in developing communities important life skills.

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The story so far: a history of ChildFund Pass It Back

Chris Mastaglio, director of ChildFund Pass It Back, reflects on his early experiences in Laos, and […]

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Which countries play rugby?

When you hear the term “rugby-playing nation” you might immediately think of New Zealand, Australia, South Africa […]

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How ChildFund Pass It Back is changing lives in Vietnam

Kim Chi is a young girl from a remote, rural district in northern Vietnam. She plays […]

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A girl in Vietnam with an egg-shaped ball: rugby and gender equality

It is early on a chilly winter morning in Kim Boi, a northern mountainous district in […]

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ChildFund Pass It Back wins award at Beyond Sport Global Awards 2017

NEW YORK, 26 JULY 2017: ChildFund Pass It Back, a unique sport for development program in Asia, […]

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Rugby star Nicole Beck inspires a new generation of women in Vietnam

  Today is International Women’s Day, and this year’s theme is: Be Bold for Change. Aussie […]

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Using the power of sport to overcome barriers for youth in Asia

A new video launched by Campaign for Australian Aid has captured the success of ChildFund Pass […]

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Facing future challenges through sport

Ten months ago, 27-year-old Huyen’s destiny seemed written in stone – marry young, raise a family […]

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‘I am a girl, I can play!’

The role of sport is often overlooked in development, but ChildFund sees it as a high-quality, […]

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