Stepping up: how our student leaders help Cambodia’s rural poor


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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‘Leadership Skills for Vulnerable Youth’, Khmer Times


Click here to read the full article. PHNOM PENH (Khmer Times) – Children from the garbage dump in Phnom Penh are improving their leadership skills by studying at a program courtesy of the Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF). At Sisowath High school last Thursday, CCF, a foundation working to help improve the situation of poor children…

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Photos: Annual Youth Leadership Event Inspires


Sept. 12, 2014 – This past July, 11 of our students had the incredible opportunity to participate in the Global Youth Leadership Summit hosted by the Anthony Robbins Foundation in the U.S.. All the students came back inspired and ready to pass on what they learned to their classmates. This month, they did exactly that.…

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Lessons Learned at the Global Youth Leadership Summit


Aug. 20, 2014 – Our students have returned from the Global Youth Leadership Summit in California motivated and ready to pass on new knowledge to their classmates. The week-long event, hosted by the Anthony Robbins Foundation, challenged 11 of our students to get outside their comfort zone and learn with students from dozens of countries.…

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Junior Leaders Journey to Phnom Udong


July 18, 2014 – The ancient royal city of Udong, about 40 kilometers from Phnom Penh, was once the home of kings before being largely destroyed by the Khmer Rouge. Now, the site is popular with tourists and the perfect place for our junior leaders to gain some wisdom and experience. What exactly are junior…

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Young Leaders Represent Cambodia at Global Youth Leadership Summit


July 16, 2014 – This week, 11 of our hard-working students will arrive in California to represent Cambodia at the Global Youth Leadership Summit. The intensive five-day event challenges teens from 25 countries to develop their leadership skills outside their comfort zone. “I’m looking forward to seeing what I can bring back to CCF,” said…

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Why I Love Teaching


At Cambodian Children’s Fund, we encourage students to take on leadership roles within the community. Some of our top students work in the classroom to supplement the education of their classmates. One of our teaching aides talks about what she does in the classroom and why she enjoys it so much. My name is Leak…

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Srey Mom Stars in BBC World’s ‘Designing a Dream’


March 12, 2014 – When you meet Srey Mom, it’s impossible to tell the struggles she dealt with as a child. Right now, she’s a confident and charismatic young woman – as can be seen on the feature story “Designing a Dream” that BBC World aired. Years ago she toiled in the now-closed Steung Meanchey…

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From Students to Professionals


These three young women, aged 16 to 18, landed summer internships with a local travel company. This trio preparing for their next big step in life, so it was only appropriate that they were given outfits to wear while in the workplace. The ongoing transformation from impoverished children to independent professionals is a proud moment…

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CCF Kids Create a ‘Happy Home’ for Neighbours


Downtime is precious to many students at Cambodian Children’s Fund, with school, family commitments and other activities keeping the kids very busy. On Sundays, typically a day of relaxation, a group of students spend the day helping those in the community whi need it most. These kids created the Happy Home program all by themselves,…

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Summer Camp in the Countryside


Every week this summer a different group of kids at Cambodian Children’s Fund are given the chance to escape the crowded, noisy city of Phnom Penh and head to the quiet farmland of the Kompong Cham province for a couple days. Well, normally it’s a quiet area, but things can get a little noisy when…

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