Neeson Crips Academy – a live tour

February 24, 2017

Malis and Chenda had a wonderful time showing off the world-class facilities of their new school, live on Facebook. Here is a replay if you missed the live stream.  

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An Inspiring Visit to the Cambodian Children’s Fund

February 22, 2017

This blog was originally posted on The Art of Wonderlust website. LIFE ON THE TRASH HEAP You wake to the sound of the rooster crowing—it’s 5 AM. As the sun peaks over the hill you pull on your shorts and the only shirt you own – the one with the big hole under the armpit.…

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Kite flying over Steung Meanchey

February 6, 2017

One of those mornings we will never forget. Just 8 years ago, the Steung Meanchey landfill was a place of human misery. In 2017, the same children who would once have toiled away collecting garbage instead come here and turn it into kites for a competition. Join Scott and the kids in this video, see…

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Sophy: The moralities of Cambodian teens

January 13, 2017

We write so often about how amazing our CCF students are, and you might think “well, of course they would say that”. Well, if you want unmistakeable evidence, here it is – one of our students giving a brilliant TED talk in English on the topic of teenage morality, in front of a packed room. Impressed?…

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A New Year’s challenge for you

January 9, 2017

“I wish I had more money so I could help”. This is something that we hear often from our supporters. Donating money is a powerful way to support causes you believe in, but you don’t need wealth to make an impact. Wherever you are in the world there are people in need – it doesn’t cost money…

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Inside Steung Meanchey – a walk through our communities with Scott Neeson

December 30, 2016

Almost every night Scott Neeson is in Phnom Penh he spends time walking around our local communities. It’s a chance to listen to the families and the children we work with, offering support and encouragement. It’s also an opportunity to see first hand the real and changing problems people in Steung Meanchey face, problems CCF…

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Goodbye, 2016. A reflection by Scott Neeson on an extraordinary year

  Thank you all for your support throughout 2016. There have been several milestones this year reflecting the maturing of CCF’s programs and our overall model. We have held the numbers of students in CCF’s education programs at 2,000. While this is admittedly a little above the 120 students I envisioned back in 2004, this…

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Scott Neeson’s story, as seen in the media

December 1, 2016

Scott Neeson has recently returned from three weeks abroad – a whirlwind of fundraising events and meetings with sponsors, donors and supporters. During that time, he was asked on several occasions about his life story. After all, what could have possibly convinced a Hollywood executive to give up an attractive salary and lifestyle in order…

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Stepping up: how our student leaders help Cambodia’s rural poor

November 21, 2016

It is easy to underestimate the power of a new pair of shoes. Since 2009, CCF has been in partnership with global company and success story TOMS, and through their Giving Program has distributed over 200,000 pairs of shoes to Cambodian children and families. The idea behind the programme is simple – for every TOMS…

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A marathon effort

November 10, 2016

Soursdey (hello)! We are Sattya, Norain, Srey Pov, Sophea, Srey Nak, Bunthing, Sing and Sopheanea. We are a team of 8 young Cambodians (and our English coach, Jaime) running the Angkor Wat Half Marathon on behalf of Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF). 7 of us come from poor families who couldn’t afford to send us to…

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