10 CCF students off to Global Youth Leadership Summit 2018


Students bidding for a place on the Global Youth Leadership Summit 2018 found out this week whether they are one of the 10 off to America It had taken them months of preparation and hard work to reach this point and now they were about to find out whether it had all been worth it.…

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Girl Power in Science for Women’s Day


CCF celebrated Women’s Day with a Girls in Science and Technology Fair CCF’s girls led the way at a celebration to showcase the best of science and mark the first year anniversary of the opening of the Neeson Cripps Academy. Held at the Academy, the Girls in Science and Technology Fair on March 8 coincided…

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CCF is proud to announce we have earned the highest 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This latest rating is the ninth consecutive time that CCF has earned this top distinction. CCF’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency meant we exceeded industry standards and outperformed many charities in…

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Adult Literacy Program Graduation

Our grannies, mums and dads received diplomas from our literacy program. Many had never been to school or had the chance to study before. Holding her framed diploma tight in her hands, Chheang Yoeurn could not stop smiling, her eyes shining with pride. At the age of 63, Chheang Yoeurn is learning to read and…

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The Angkor Award Presented to Mrs Gina Rinehart


At the weekend, we proudly recognised Mrs Gina Rinehart for her ongoing work with the HOPE Scholarship Program. On Friday night 16 February, Mrs Rinehart was presented with the Angkor Award by Scott Neeson, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF), in an amazing ceremony adjacent to the Thommanon temple. The Angkor Award…

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The Dalai Lama reacts to his birthday video


When Scott Neeson met His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 2015, we had a special gift in store. Now, two years later, many of you have seen the birthday video that we presented. But today, we have a special unreleased clip to share – here is the Dalai Lama watching his video for the first…

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Off on the adventure of a lifetime: GYLS 2017


Twelve of our top Leadership students gathered at Phnom Penh International Airport this morning and headed off on the adventure of a lifetime to the Tony Robbins Global Youth Leadership Summit in San Diego, USA. For most, this is their first time on a plane and their first time outside of Cambodia. It’s a huge…

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A visit from Westec Media Limited


It felt like we had stumbled into a scene from the latest Despicable Me movie this morning. Our friends from Westec Media Limited (WML) visited to present us with a generous donation, and they also brought 700 Minions t-shirts for our CCF kids! As you can see from this short video, the kids LOVED their…

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Celebrating International Children’s Day on the big screen


Celebrating International Children’s Day on the big screen. Over 550 of our CCF kids watched the Hollywood hit “Sing”. But this was no ordinary screening. Thanks to Universal, Legend Cinemas, Michael Chai and friend and producer, Chris Meledandri the film was in the Khmer language! Experience the excitement yourself in the video below.  

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Cambodia’s Hollywood Dad


Scott Neeson was President at 20th Century Fox International and was bent on continuing his career with Sony Pictures. But a trip to Cambodia and what he saw on the Steung Meanchey garbage dump turned his life upside down. A film crew from RT visited us recently and immersed themselves in the CCF community. The…

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The Divine Community: now open!

Thanks to World Housing and the Divine family of Canada, the Steung Meanchey area has once again been transformed. Scott Wilkins – Managing Director of World Housing – addressed a buzzing crowd of CCF families, staff and visitors at the official opening of The Divine Community on March 30th. “Being in the community yesterday, there was a real sense of…

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How a Hollywood Mogul Found True Happiness


This article originally appeared on the Lion’s Roar website. Scott Neeson found his heart—and life’s true riches—in a Phnom Penh garbage dump. Lindsay Kyte profiles the founder of the Cambodian Children’s Fund. Scott Neeson, seen here with Harrison Ford, started out as a projectionist at a drive-in and worked his way up to president of…

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