Celebrating International Children’s Day on the big screen

13/06/2017

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

08/04/2017

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

27/03/2017

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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Neeson Cripps Academy: A mother’s perspective

01/02/2017

When a building can invoke this much emotion, you know that it isn’t only the bricks, the windows, or the tiles that are special. It’s what the building represents – a better future. Our thanks to Velcro Companies for making this future real. This mother from our community says more about the impact of the…

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CCF student Sophy’s TED Talk: The moralities of Cambodian teens

13/01/2017

We write so often about how amazing our CCF students are, and you might think “well, of course they would say that”. Well, if you want unmistakeable evidence, here it is – one of our students giving a brilliant TED talk in English on the topic of teenage morality, in front of a packed room. Impressed?…

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An unconventional success story: Scott Neeson of CCF

05/01/2017

This article originally appeared on LinkedIn Pulse: An unconventional success story: Scott Neeson of CCF Scott Neeson’s journey to establishing the highly successful NFP, Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF) could read like the script of a blockbuster film. The dramatic arc of his rags to riches to rags story is ironic to say the least –…

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Helping People Help themselves: Scott Neeson’s CCF innovating the NFP model

This article originally appeared on Medium: Helping People Help themselves: Scott Neeson’s CCF innovating the NFP model Among the thousands of charities appealing for support it can be difficult to determine where our donations are best placed. From the outside, many charities look the same; impoverished children and their families need sponsorship for immediate aid, healthcare…

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Not-for-Profit fundraising strategies featuring CCF

This article originally appeared on LinkedIn Pulse: Innovative fundraising strategies for NFPs including case studies Scott Neeson’s CCF, Thankyou and Watsi The term ‘innovation’ seems to encapsulate the thinking of the 21st century. With such drastic advancement in digital technologies over the past decade, a new era of globalisation and interconnection is upon us, and…

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Goodbye, 2016. A reflection by Scott Neeson on an extraordinary year

30/12/2016

  Thank you all for your support throughout 2016. There have been several milestones this year reflecting the maturing of CCF’s programs and our overall model. We have held the numbers of students in CCF’s education programs at 2,000. While this is admittedly a little above the 120 students I envisioned back in 2004, this…

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