How we work

Education has the power to end poverty


We’re removing barriers to the classroom and bringing high quality education to kids living in one of Cambodia’s most impoverished communities.

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Lasting change requires a deep-rooted understanding of the community, its people, and the daily struggles they face

For over 15 years, we’ve partnered with the Steung Meanchey community to develop a model that addresses the complex issues of poverty.

Our Solutions

Basic Needs


We help families meet their basic needs with consistent meals, clean water, and safe homes.

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School isn’t an option when families are fighting to survive

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We fundamentally believe that a parent should not have to choose between sending their child to school and having food on the table.

School isn’t an option when families are fighting to survive

We fundamentally believe that a parent should not have to choose between sending their child to school and having food on the table.

Shelter

When families have nowhere else to go, they build homes from scraps around landfill. With our partnership with World Housing we build safe and clean villages for families to raise their children.

Clean water

Living with dirty water makes kids sick, keeps them out of school, and in some cases, threatens their life. To keep our community healthy, we provide clean water at each of our community schools.

Food

Severe malnutrition has a profound impact on a child’s development. That’s why we provide free meals to students during the day and Cambodian staple foods to families who are committed to their child’s attendance in the classroom.

Our Solutions

Basic Needs


We help families meet their basic needs with consistent meals, clean water, and safe homes.

Learn more about basic needs
Our Solutions

Family & Community


We care for the wellbeing of our community and help families create safe places for their kids to grow in.

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Without healthy families and safe environments, kids can’t thrive

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By investing in the community, CCF has built a sense of community pride and responsibility, encouraging people to come together and support each other.

Without healthy families and safe environments, kids can’t thrive

By investing in the community, CCF has built a sense of community pride and responsibility, encouraging people to come together and support each other.

Childcare

With no one else to care for their young children, mothers put infants in the same carts they collect garbage with. Our nursery and daycare provide a safe alternative.

Medical Clinic

In Steung Meanchey, waterborne diseases, chronic illness and malnutrition threaten the lives of those who can least afford treatment. Severe illness, congenital diseases and death in the family are a major disruption to a child’s life. CCF’s free medical clinic is located at the heart of the community to treat the most vulnerable and keep families together.

Foster care

In recent years, the safety and stability the World Housing villages have been able to create for the families has meant CCF has been able to implement a foster care program for children who do not have the option of being reintegrated with family members. Now they can be placed with loving families within CCF’s care.

Emergency assistance

When you don't have very much it is very easy to lose everything. Fires and floods are devastating for people living in extreme poverty. That’s why we help families get back on their feet.

Community awareness and training

Drug abuse, domestic violence, child abuse, and neglect are prevalent in our community. We’re working with the local authorities and families to address it.

Financial stability

To make ends meet, many people are forced to take on loans with impossible interest rates. Cambodian Children’s Fund provides a variety of loans with low interest rates to help families escape crippling debt.

Our Solutions

Family & Community


We care for the wellbeing of our community and help families create safe places for their kids to grow in.

Learn more about family & community
Our Solutions

Education


We’re providing a world-class education right in the heart of the impoverished communities.

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Without an education, kids have no way to escape poverty

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At a young age, Sreynuch was denied the opportunity to study. Now, Sreynuch is the first in her family to reach secondary school.

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Without an education, kids have no way to escape poverty

At a young age, Sreynuch was denied the opportunity to study. Now, Sreynuch is the first in her family to reach secondary school.

Kindergarten

Less than half of pre-school aged children in Cambodia are in structured learning environments. CCF’s kindergarten is a child-centered, developmentally appropriate, integrated program of learning preparing students for successful transition to school life.

Primary School

Cambodia's half-day Public School education lacks enough qualified teachers, compounded with over crowding and poor learning environments. CCF ensures all students are enrolled in Public School, plus we provide education in our own community-based schools for the other half-day to give students a well rounded full-time schedule of learning.

Secondary School

Nationally, half the students that started Grade 1 in 2016 will drop out before reaching Grade 9. CCF's focus is keeping children in school and providing the highest quality education possible. We provide full-time education in our own schools at secondary school level.

University and vocational training

The aim of the CCF’s Careers & Life Skills program is to support the students’ transition from impoverished beneficiary to financially stable and active member of society. We provide university scholarships, vocational training opportunities, careers development training and job placements.

Our Solutions

Education


We’re providing a world-class education right in the heart of the impoverished communities.

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Our Solutions

Leadership


We’re empowering the next generation with everything they need to lead the way out of poverty.

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It’s going to take a generation of inspiring leaders to create lasting change

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CCF leadership student Sreyneang will take you on the tour of her community to see some of the leadership volunteer projects in action.

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It’s going to take a generation of inspiring leaders to create lasting change

CCF leadership student Sreyneang will take you on the tour of her community to see some of the leadership volunteer projects in action.

Leadership training

From leadership camps in Steung Meanchey to the Global Youth Leadership Summit in California, we’re empowering students with all the skills and confidence they need to build a brighter future.

Community volunteer work

This program gives students the opportunity to practice their new skills and gain self-confidence as future leaders and productive members of society.

Our Solutions

Leadership


We’re empowering the next generation with everything they need to lead the way out of poverty.

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Our community

This is where it all comes together

Just minutes outside of the hustle and bustle of our country’s capital, you’ll find Cambodian Children’s Fund.

We’re situated around 100 acres of the former Steung Meanchey landfill—where parents and their children live and work, scavenging for recyclable material to sell.


Over the last 16 years, we’ve empowered our community to find a path to a better future.


Kids couldn’t get to school, so we brought it to them. They had nowhere safe to play, so we created a playground. Parents didn’t have a place to take their kids when they scavenged, so we built a nursery. Illness and disease plagued our community, so we opened a free medical clinic.


Now, more and more young children who once toiled in the now-closed garbage dump are now embarking on paths that seemed impossible just a few years ago.


We have created a model that is a blueprint for poverty reduction, community development and social cohesion.

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This is where it all comes together

Our Community Map V2

Just minutes outside of the hustle and bustle of our country’s capital, you’ll find Cambodian Children’s Fund.

We’re situated around 100 acres of the former Steung Meanchey landfill—where parents and their children live and work, scavenging for recyclable material to sell.


Over the last 16 years, we’ve empowered our community to find a path to a better future.


Kids couldn’t get to school, so we brought it to them. They had nowhere safe to play, so we created a playground. Parents didn’t have a place to take their kids when they scavenged, so we built a nursery. Illness and disease plagued our community, so we opened a free medical clinic.


Now, more and more young children who once toiled in the now-closed garbage dump are now embarking on paths that seemed impossible just a few years ago.


We have created a model that is a blueprint for poverty reduction, community development and social cohesion.

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