CCF extends its satellite reach

28/08/2012

Had William Shakespeare been alive, well and participating in Applications Night for places in CCF’s soon opening new satellite school, he might have found himself with food for thought. In his own experience, children tended to be seen ‘creeping like a snail unwillingly to school’. On that night, any snail creeping around Preak Toal, a…

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Loan Refinancing Program Empowers Families

27/08/2012

Domestic violence, child abuse, alcoholism and gambling: these are the harsh realities of life for the people of Steung Meanchey. CCF Director Scott Neeson knew these sorts of ailments didn’t spontaneously develop – there had to be a reason behind them. He invited the mothers of children in CCF’s Day Care Center to a meeting…

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Loan Refinancing

Domestic violence, child abuse, alcoholism and gambling: these are the harsh realities of life for the people of Steung Meanchey. CCF Director Scott Neeson knew these sorts of ailments didn’t spontaneously develop – there had to be a reason behind them. He invited the mothers of children in CCF’s Day Care Center to a meeting…

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Granny Program

26/08/2012

There are 18 of them. The oldest was born around 1903 and the youngest in 1944. They have seen the best and the worst that the past century has had to offer the land of their birth, Cambodia. Born under colonial rule, they have known their capital city when it was lauded as the Paris…

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City Telecom make their mark

09/04/2012

City Telecom, Hong Kong’s major telecommunications company has faced many challenges in its corporate life. It has also created many solutions. In areas as diverse as submarine and sub-street cabling, the setting up and running of international telecommunications services or the creation of what is billed as the world’s fastest residential broadband internet access, its…

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Latter Day Saints stock CCF’s Larder

21/12/2011

“Could you use some food? We’d like to help.” The answer to Elder Henderson’s unexpected and generous query was, predictably, a speedy yes. A wish list was briskly compiled and dispatched and within days a laden truck pulled up in a CCF yard, heavy with sacks of rice, flour and sugar. Noodles, 300 boxes of…

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Whose Shoes? Dark problem gets a colourful solution.

23/10/2011

Generosity is a wonderful thing and the generosity of Toms Shoes is, in their gifts of shoes, almost boundless. In conjunction with CCF’s teams of distributors, groups of CCF students who routinely head into surrounding villages and the countryside to fit and hand them out, Toms has put many thousands of shoes, simple and elegant…

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CCF meets Kung Fu Panda

09/08/2011

Sometimes it’s good just to relax and have some fun together. That was what the management team of Phnom Penh’s first – and only – 3D showing cinema said when they suggested that CCF might like to treat it’s children to something different. In this case ‘’something different’’ was the opportunity to be the first…

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Fair dealing; More Important now than ever

06/07/2011

CCF uses a lot of rice – 22 tons every month. Its innovative rice –support program uses its bulk buying power to acquire rice at prices significantly below those that the local community can access. The financial benefit of this is passed on to community families who can then buy the rice, using CCF’s voucher…

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An IPad Competitor?

05/07/2011

The IPad and its electronic companions are undoubtedly icons of the modern age. When they have appeared in the hands of visitors at CCF’s dump-edge community centre they have caused a wide-eyed stir among the finger-prodding inquisitives of the daycare and satellite school communities. But the eyes widened even more and the stir was a…

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Just Knowing just isn’t enough for International Schoolboys

06/06/2011

“We realise how lucky we are,” was one of the thoughtful comments from the four boys from the International School of Phnom Penh at the end of their visit CCF’s Community Centre at Steung Meanchey. The boys, Joash, Danish, Ben and Douglas and Viv their teacher were there not merely to see but to help.…

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On Extracting the Melon from Melancholy

07/03/2011

This may look like an ordinary watermelon but it’s not. It’s a gift from Borey’s father. Borey is 11 years old. She was forced to stop public school in 2010, as her family were too poor and needed her to work. Their farmland had been pawned to pay for medicines. As the debt mounted, and…

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