CCF Founder Scott Neeson Honoured with 2012 AHIMSA Award


CCF Founder Scott Neeson was honoured earlier this month at London’s House of Commons with the 2012 Ahimsa Award, presented annually to an individual who embodies non-violence and compassion. Issued by the UK-based Institute of Jainology, the only criteria used to choose a winner of the Ahimsa Award is that the person “be the embodiment…

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Cambodian Children’s Fund Wins Innovative Education WISE Award


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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