5 years later: where are they now?


Child, Family, Community: A Long-term Commitment Measuring success is challenging when the primary mission is childcare. Some aspects are quantifiable, such as academic achievements, weight gain and BMI’s and the rate of illnesses; others are subjective – self-esteem, social skills, a general sense of happiness and that light in the eyes of a safe, confident…

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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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CCF Welcomes 2000th Child


Please welcome Kanika to CCF. She is the 2000th child to join CCF and now part of a large family that spans from a one month old in our nursery to a student in year two of university. Kanika has a rare joy about her, as do most CCF children. Visitors are most often surprised by…

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CCF Names Bob Alexander as Chief Operating Officer – International


Phnom Penh, Cambodia – Cambodian Children’s Fund announced that Bob Alexander has been engaged as chief operating officer to guide the organization as it repositions for its next stage of growth. In the newly created role, Bob will lead global operations and implement systems to enable an integrated and coordinated approach to engaging all CCF…

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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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Two Sides of Phnom Penh


This post was written by Caroline, a first-time visitor to Cambodian Children’s Fund. It’s always great to go out with Maureen [head of CCF’s Australia operations]. She knows all the best places and there’s always great conversation and laughter. Last night was a bit different. We’re in Phnom Penh, which compared to 20 years ago,…

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Tony Hawk Visits His CCF Sponsor Child


Seven years ago, Srey was toiling in the garbage dump earning a couple dollars a day. After being found by Cambodian Children’s Fund, the 17 year old is now on her way to graduation after missing years of schooling. The difference in her life is incredible, and part of that improvement can be attributed to…

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Child Protection Unit Opens


Nov. 26, 2013 – The Child Protection Unit, an innovative organization combating child abuse and exploitation in Cambodia, opened its doors last week with a ceremony attended by staff and supporters. The CPU is a joint operation with national police in five provinces at the moment, including Phnom Penh. The mission is to ensure that…

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Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2013


Oct. 22, 2013 – Tuesday was a day that’s been in the making for nearly a decade. While most Cambodian schools don’t have a graduation ceremony to celebrate the outgoing class, Cambodian Children’s Fund organized one of its own to mark the occasion. The event was lighter than the typical Western graduations, with lots of…

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Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams Visits CCF


Cambodian Children’s Fund welcomed Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury, to tour its facilities and see the work that’s being done on the ground to help the impoverished Steung Meanchey community. Williams heard about the organization and wanted to see the it for himself. He met staff and the kids with Scott Neeson, founder and…

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CCF Founder Featured in SA Life Magazine


Before Cambodian Children’s Fund founder Scott Neeson ran an organization helping hundreds of impoverished families, he landed his first job at a movie theater in Australia. A feature story in SA Life, South Australia’s largest lifestyle magazine, traces Neeson’s childhood to the work that’s been done to life entire families out of poverty in Cambodia.…

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