Sattya’s marathon dream comes true


“It’s been my dream to run a marathon since I was little and saw one on a TV, but I never thought it would happen,” says Sattya, now a friendly and confident young man of 19, in his excellent English. “When I was 4 my family were robbed and lost everything. Between the ages of…

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A marathon effort


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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Panda Paddlers Lend a Paw to CCF


Dec. 11, 2014 – The Panda Paddlers, a Hong Kong dragon boat racing team committed to philanthropy, visited Cambodian Children’s Fund to see first-hand how their fundraising efforts will help the cause. The group have been long-time supporters of CCF. Now, they hope to raise more than $1 million HKD ($130,000 USD) to fund the…

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Bikes 4 Life Brings Bicycles to Cambodia


Bikes 4 Life Brings Bicycles to Cambodia Five hundred kids in Cambodia now have bicycles of their own, thanks to Bikes 4 Life. The organization saw through the delivery of a massive shipping container overseas to the middle of the Cambodian Children’s Fund community where eager recipients waiting for their bicycles. “It was so exciting…

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Northbridge International School Runs for the Fund


May 20, 2014 – Maybe they were born to run. For 24 hours, students at Northbridge International School, Cambodia gave it their all in the fourth annual 24-hour run. In the process of the exhausting effort, students exceeded their fundraising goal by raising more than $6,000 for Cambodian Children’s Fund. The event was a lot…

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Empty Lot Transformed Into New Playground


March 28, 2014 – What was once an empty trash-strewn lot in Steung Meanchey is now so much more. We just opened the doors to a brand-new playground and the reception from the kids has been overwhelmingly enthusiastic. The only thing they don’t like about it is when their parents make them return home when…

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How to Tell if a Nonprofit is Worth Your Support


We have quite a number of inquiries following the feature by Stephanie Wood in The Good Weekend Magazine titled Dodge City. Stephanie spent some time in Cambodia, researching the stories. During her time here, we were fortunate to have her visit our facilities, see our schools and programs in action and experience CCF first hand.…

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Interview with Jane Skarratt, Children’s Author and CCF supporter


Jane with Chres, one of the kids from Cambodian Children’s Fund that she sponsors. Children’s book author and CCF supporter Jane Skarratt is generously donating half of all proceeds from her book sales to help support Cambodian Children’s Fund. The third book in her Higgledy-Piggledy Farm series was just released digitally on Apple’s iTunes. In…

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CCF Hong Kong Gala a Huge Success


Attendees at the Cambodian Children’s Fund’s Hong Kong gala dinner offered enormous support to Cambodia’s most impoverished families at the successful fundraiser. The theme on Nov. 23 was “an evening with tomorrow’s leaders,” and the event certainly lived up the billing. Three CCF students shared their inspirational stories of fulfilling their dreams despite growing up…

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Donated iPads Aid University Students


Oct. 11, 2013 – Universities in Cambodia open later this month for the new school year and the 30 incoming freshman from Cambodian Children’s Fund will be well equipped for the challenge. Thanks to the kindness of donors, all the students have been loaned iPads on a semester-by-semester basis to aid their studies. “I think…

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A New Year’s Resolution Worth Keeping


This post was contributed by Anouk, a CCF supporter from Australia. Through a bit of luck and happenstance, she decided to sell scarves and donate all proceeds so that CCF kids can have a bus to take to class. Hundreds have been sold already and you can find out more on her Facebook page. After…

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Magical Night for CCF Kids in Los Angeles


June 15 was an unforgettable evening for four teens from Cambodian Children’s Fund. The same could be said about the Hollywood audience that heard their inspirational stories of strength and perseverance. These children once toiled away at a garbage dump to help make ends meet, all while struggling to receive an education. Last week, they…

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