Safe at last… now the hard work begins


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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Safe Havens For The Vulnerable Children Of Scavengers


The notorious garbage dump of Steung Meanchey might have gone, but life here remains hard, and this community remains the main entry point for the poorest Cambodians moving to Phnom Penh from the countryside. Desperately looking for jobs but lacking skills, they often resort to scavenging, a hard life which leaves many children vulnerable. Scavenging means leaving…

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1500 Reasons We Invest In Families


When Cambodian Children’s Fund opened the doors of our first facility a decade ago, we hoped to provide 45 children from the Steung Meanchey garbage dump with education, shelter and nourishment. A decade later we are educating thousands of students, operating 6 community schools in the heart of impoverished areas, and providing the support needed…

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Gilks Family Opens New Shelter for Children


April 4, 2014 – Cambodian Children’s Fund opened a new shelter this week, and it wouldn’t have been possible without the support of Pete Gilks, his son Ben, and a host of supporters throughout the U.K. Pete, managing director the Phnom Penh-based Asia Pacific Cider Company (Bruntys), is keen to give back to the country…

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Building an Oasis for Little Kids: The CCF Nursery Renovation


The CCF Nursery is a place for fun, games, laughter and some serious napping. We have over 70 children from 3 months to 4 years old who come and use the CCF nursery each day. They are bathed, clothed, fed by our dedicated staff and love to sing, read and play games. The nursery building…

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Teddy Bears Arrive at Day Care


More than 100 kids at Cambodian Children’s Fund’s day care were the recipients of new teddy bears, lovingly handmade by the grandmother of a volunteer. The kids were overjoyed to receive the new toys, with each bear adorned in unique outfits Sarah, from the Australian College of Physical Education, is at CCF for six months…

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Let them eat cake: CCF meets the Big Birthday Challenge


Birthdays matter. If there are only a few in your family, keeping track of them can be relatively easy. If you’ve got a big family, remembering them all and ensuring that they are all celebrated properly can be a bit of a headache. If you’re family is huge, like CCF’s, arranging birthday fun on a…

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SHINee Brightens the day at CCF


SHINee, Korea’s best known and multi-award winning boy band, brightened every CCF fan’s day by making a surprise afternoon appearance on CCF1’s rooftop stage in late February. The band – formed in 2008 and consisting of members Lee Jinki, Kim Jonghyun, Kim Kibum, Choi Minho and Lee Taemin – has become popular among Cambodian teens…

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Daycare “Graduates” Take First Steps


“Taking these young children out of the horrors of the garbage dump, away from the abuse or neglect of their home lives, was just the first step. The longer term mission was always to prepare them for a formal education. Today is a special day for CCF. The bridge from daycare to entering the school…

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