Safe at last… now the hard work begins

October 21, 2016

These two brothers, just 4 and 5, were found abandoned a few days ago, clinging to each other amidst the danger and filth of a garbage dump. It was like stepping back into a much bleaker time, when the Steung Meanchey landfill was still open and finding deserted children was far more common. When that…

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Transformation Tuesday: Srey Rath

October 18, 2016

Many of us will remember the excitement of trying on a school uniform for the first time, but for our new students at CCF it can mean so much more. It’s often the moment it hits home that their dream of getting an education is actually going to happen – a dream that their parents…

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At CCF, the fight against malnutrition continues

October 12, 2016

“Child nutrition still lagging in Cambodia,” ran the headline on the front page of the Phnom Penh Post two weeks ago. Given that malnutrition still contributes to approximately 45% of child deaths in Cambodia, this depressingly familiar headline should worry everyone. In fact, it’s the reason that we’ve just opened the latest outpost in our community-wide…

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Transformation Tuesday: Chamroeun

October 11, 2016

“I wish I had spent more time with my parents when I was little. My father ran away with another woman when I was a baby, and my mother had to move to Phnom Penh to find work to earn money for us, leaving me in the countryside with my grandparents. But there wasn’t much…

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Spotlight on… Sophanna, Volunteer Superstar

October 7, 2016

“Life is a journey of struggles. Yet, if we try hard, I believe it is a beautiful journey of struggles.” – Sophanna, CCF volunteer If you’ve ever read articles criticising volunteering in Cambodia and had doubts over whether volunteers can truly contribute to an NGO, you should meet Sophanna, the focus of this month’s Spotlight feature. A…

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