CCF 2012-13 Students of the Year


With a new school year just beginning, the top students of the previous year at CCF2 were celebrated at a ceremony amongst friends, family and staff. Not just the “best” students were honored, but also the most improved and the ones with the most inspirational attitudes. Congratulations to these hard-working students. Student of the Year:…

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Elephant Branded Donates Hundreds of Backpacks


Five hundred students at Cambodian Children’s Fund have brand-new backpacks for school thanks to a generous donation from Elephant Branded. The ethical apparel company, which sells bags, wallets and more, is devoted to doing business for good. Elephant Branded is donating more to Cambodian Children’s Fund in the future, allowing every student to soon have…

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Praise for CCF’s Hard-Working Teachers


The education team gets together every month to highlight the achievements of the teachers at Cambodian Children’s Fund. By selecting teachers of the month, the staff wants to emphasize personal improvement and innovation while giving examples of the methods that work in the classroom. There’s a modest cash reward for being named, but it’s the…

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Teachers of the Month Innovate Classrooms


Allowing children to thrive is one of the goals at Cambodian Children’s Fund. We have the same philosophy when it comes to teachers. Educators are given helpful tools, such as a resource room to share ideas and work on lesson plans. They’re also encouraged to experiment with different methods and to share the results with…

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International Children’s Day in Cambodia


International Children’s Day in classified as a public holiday in Cambodia, and the demographics of the country makes the holiday an important one. Cambodia’s population is the youngest in Southeast Asia, with 66 percent of the population younger than 30 years old. This year marks the 64th anniversary of the holiday Statistics compiled by UNICEF…

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CCF Helps Send 300 Kids to School Outside of Phnom Penh


The reasons some families in Phnom Penh can’t send their kids to school are varied. Sometimes it’s due to health issues, either of the child or the parents. Other times a lack of money. With no school buses available for the public schools, it’s often transportation the ends up being a major hurdle for families.With…

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Credit Suisse Supports Critical Education Needs


Credit Suisse continued its support of some of Cambodia’s most impoverished children by donating $75,000 to fund the operation of three schools in Phnom Penh. The schools, run by Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF), were built in 2012 through a separate $90,000 grant provided by Credit Suisse. The satellite schools bring education opportunities where options were…

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Representing Cambodia in the Homeless World Cup


Teams from 64 countries will descend on Poland this summer for the massive 2013 Homeless World Cup. Amongst the players, all of whom have battled poverty and uncertain living conditions, is Neasa. Neasa, the youngest of six siblings, grew up in a hardscrabble Phnom Penh neighborhood. The Cambodian Children’s Fund involved Neasa in the community…

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Happy Khmer New Year: Home for the Holidays


It’s early morning at the Cambodian Children’s Fund facilities and there’s a flurry of activity. Normally students are preparing for class, eating breakfast or playing with their classmates. This time it’s something different. Pickup trucks are full of rice. The vans are full of eager children. It’s the Khmer New Year and more than 1,500…

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Teachers Honored for Innovative Methods


CCF’s talented teachers deal with things unique to Cambodia. The heat, especially during the current hot season, can be oppressive. The students are sometimes learning for the first time and dealing with a host of problems in their family life. Despite those challenges, some teachers rise to the occasion through creativity and innovation. Two of…

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Sol Koem Hong Awarded ‘Teacher of the Month’


The creative teaching methods of Cambodian Children’s Fund teacher Koem Hong are a proven success in the classroom. For his efforts, the educator was named Teacher of the Month for February. The Teacher of the Month Award was made following extensive consultation between senior members of the CCF Education Team and also takes into account…

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Ngan Sokol wins CCF Teacher of the Month


Teacher Ngan Sokol has been awarded the CCF ‘Teacher of the Month’ Award for January, 2013. The TotM Award is made for ‘innovation, new ideas and thoughtful use of resources in the classroom which engage, stimulate and benefit the students’. This is the second time the TotM Award has been offered. The Teacher of the…

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