Cambodian Children’s Fund Wins Innovative Education WISE Award

30/09/2012

Cambodian Children’s Fund’s education program has been awarded the 2012 WISE Award as “one of the world’s best initiatives in innovative education”. Cambodian Children’s Fund’s ‘Generational Change through Education’ project – which wraps community well-being around a comprehensive education program – was recognized for its “transformative impact on education and society”. CCF is the first…

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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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EXCLUSIVE: Heather Graham Gets Hands-On in Cambodia

31/08/2011

The kids are most certainly not all right in Cambodia. The city of Phnom Penh alone has almost 15,000 children scavenging or begging for more than six hours a day. “Some of the kids have AIDS or hepatitis or have been trafficked before they’re six years old,” says Graham, who decided that she wanted to…

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“Grandfather”: March 29th, 1923 to August 23rd, 2011

30/08/2011

Colin Campbell Neeson, father of CCF founder Scott Neeson and brother Norman, died peacefully in Sydney, on August 23rd, 2011 at the age of 88 years. Simply known as “grandfather” to many hundreds of CCF children and staff, and to the community children around the garbage dump, he was the source and the recipient of…

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Monkey Dancers on national TV

09/08/2011

Everybody loved it. The Monkey Dance, a dance based on a Cambodian legend called the Reamker in which monkeys fight evil, is a specialty of the boys from CCF6. Every time they brought their traditional rendition of the dance to perform on any of CCF’s stages, in front of any audience, be it friends or…

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CCF across borders

07/03/2011

CCF is fortunate to have a growing array of passionate supporters. That band is increasingly taking on an international flavor, with support growing particularly noticeably in Australia and the UK and offers of help now coming from as far afield as Italy and Taiwan. The most recent location to respond to CCF’s need is Hong…

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Koh Pich – The tragic end to Cambodia’s 2010 Water Festival

16/12/2010

As everyone with an interest in Cambodia will know, the last day of this year’s Water Festival, was the last day in the lives of the 456 people who died in a crush on a narrow bridge to an island, Koh Pich bridge, on which major festival events were held. The crowds were thousands strong…

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UK Taxpayer? You can help CCF even more

04/11/2010

CCF is now has its own unique support organization in the form of CCF-UK, a fully registered UK charity; registration number 1135214. CCF-UK has a single and utterly essential aim – raising the funds to support CCF’s work in Cambodia, thereby ensuring the continuation of our life-changing programmes. It is those funds which help ensure…

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Under Scrutiny: a Financial Watchdog Rates CCF

27/08/2010

CCF was recently listed on Charity Navigator, the largest and most used non-profit evaluation service and financial watchdog in the USA. Charity Navigator measures key financial criteria to rate the cost efficiency and soundness of an organization. Charity Navigator evaluates over 5,500 US-registered non-profits. In rating an organization, Charity Navigator uses key financial criteria: program…

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CCF Welcomes Founding Members

06/01/2010

Robert and Beth were clearly finding it hard to take in that they were actually in Cambodia and actually in CCF and that the person in front of them, lively, healthy and shining-eyed with her own delight, really was the girl they had sponsored so long ago and that they had waited so long to…

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Class Act Came to Visit

06/11/2009

For a week and a day just before Water Festival, 25 children at CCF6 got the chance to take part in a week of photography and cross- cultural exchange thanks to the 3 strong team from Class Act who came to visit CCF. Based in San Diego, Class Act’s mission is to foster development of…

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