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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100 Women and the Child Protection Unit: A unique partnership

November 4, 2016

In Cambodia, many children are vulnerable to abuse. We can’t always stop it, but we can make sure that when it happens they are treated with the sensitivity and care they desperately need. Thanks to an unique partnership between philanthropy and empowerment organisation 100 Women and the Child Protection Unit, 22 exceptional women recently participated…

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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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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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