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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Scott Neeson’s story, as seen in the media

01/12/2016

Scott Neeson has recently returned from three weeks abroad – a whirlwind of fundraising events and meetings with sponsors, donors and supporters. During that time, he was asked on several occasions about his life story. After all, what could have possibly convinced a Hollywood executive to give up an attractive salary and lifestyle in order…

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Stepping up: how our student leaders help Cambodia’s rural poor

21/11/2016

It is easy to underestimate the power of a new pair of shoes. Since 2009, CCF has been in partnership with global company and success story TOMS, and through their Giving Program has distributed over 200,000 pairs of shoes to Cambodian children and families. The idea behind the programme is simple – for every TOMS…

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100 Women and the Child Protection Unit: A unique partnership

04/11/2016

In Cambodia, many children are vulnerable to abuse. We can’t always stop it, but we can make sure that when it happens they are treated with the sensitivity and care they desperately need. Thanks to an unique partnership between philanthropy and empowerment organisation 100 Women and the Child Protection Unit, 22 exceptional women recently participated…

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Cambodian street pickers turn waste into survival profits

03/11/2016

Article originally published by Jack Board on the Channel NewsAsia website.   PHNOM PENH: On any typical night around the heaving bars full of tourists and female workers, street pickers lurk in the shadows. They are children, their parents and the elderly. They are grimy, hungry and desperate. Phon Sophana is one of them. He…

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Efforts to reform child sector slowed by lack of resources

Article originally published by Sonia Kohlbacher on the Cambodia Daily website.   After completing the first phase of a sweeping plan to register and regulate the country’s orphanages and work toward returning more children to a family setting, the Ministry of Social Affairs says it is hamstrung by a lack of funding, staff and options for…

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At CCF, the fight against malnutrition continues

12/10/2016

“Child nutrition still lagging in Cambodia,” ran the headline on the front page of the Phnom Penh Post two weeks ago. Given that malnutrition still contributes to approximately 45% of child deaths in Cambodia, this depressingly familiar headline should worry everyone. In fact, it’s the reason that we’ve just opened the latest outpost in our community-wide…

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Supporting a community in crisis

01/07/2016

It’s hard to see the bright side of a situation as heartbreaking as the fire which devastated a Steung Meanchey village earlier this week. Over 100 families have lost their homes and few belongings and face an uncertain future. And yet there is always hope if you want to look for it. It’s there in the…

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