CCF given perfect rating by Charity Navigator


For the first time ever, Cambodian Children’s Fund has been awarded a perfect 100% by Charity Navigator, the leading independent watchdog for non-profits. Charity Navigator rates organisations on their financial responsibility, their transparency and their governance. While we have been one of their top rated charities for seven years, this is the first time we have achieved…

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Investments Not Handouts: Breaking Families Out Of The Poverty Trap


Cambodian Children’s Fund doesn’t give handouts, we invest – in people, families and communities. We are always looking for new ways to tackle the problems our communities face, and creative ways to break families out of poverty traps that might otherwise last for generations. However, we only fund projects that we know will generate a…

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Safe Havens For The Vulnerable Children Of Scavengers


The notorious garbage dump of Steung Meanchey might have gone, but life here remains hard, and this community remains the main entry point for the poorest Cambodians moving to Phnom Penh from the countryside. Desperately looking for jobs but lacking skills, they often resort to scavenging, a hard life which leaves many children vulnerable. Scavenging means leaving…

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‘Buddhism for Education of Cambodia’ Monks visit CCF


The monks from Buddhism for Education of Cambodia (BEC) visited CCF last week and spoke to several hundred of our community members, including the children, parents and grandparents. Some of Cambodia’s most respected monks spoke to community members about how to live with respect, peace and dignity, as well as the kindness and grace of parents.…

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CCF Rated as One of the World’s Best Charities


UPDATE: Cambodian Children’s Fund has since been re-assessed and has been upgraded from 99.25% to 100%, placing it in the top 1% of all charities. See full news story here. The world’s two largest platforms for evaluating charities both agree – CCF is among the best charities in the world when it come to financial…

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CCF White House officially opens


The ‘White House’ – a brand new CCF facility opened yesterday – is a place where our youngest CCF boys can grow into confident young leaders and reach their full potential. As well as providing English classes, the White House encourages older CCF students to mentor the young boys and teach them important life skills.…

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World Housing and CCF: We don’t just build homes, we build communities.


Following a great article in the Khmer Times last week, we’ve received an enormous amount of interest in the work we are doing to provide homes and building communities in the poorest areas of Cambodia.   You can read the article here: Homeward Bound: Rescuing City’s Trash Scavengers from the Cycle of Poverty When it comes…

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CCF Working With MoSVY To Create a Model NGO


At a meeting held this week in Phnom Penh, His Excellency Vong Soth, Minister for Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation (MoSVY) and CCF Founder and Executive Director Scott Neeson discussed the importance of setting rigid guidelines for NGOs dealing with vulnerable children. The Minister expressed his appreciation at CCF’s support of the Royal Government’s…

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The Neeson Cripps Academy Breaks Ground


  Velcro Companies and Cambodian Children’s Fund have broken ground on the Neeson Cripps Academy, an ambitious project that will provide STEM (science, technology, mathematics and engineering) education to thousands of disadvantaged Cambodian students. When it is completed the Neeson Cripps Academy (NCA) will provide impoverished Cambodian children with high quality education opportunities through enhanced learning spaces, access to the latest…

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Guest Post: Hope and a School Rise in Cambodia

The following is a guest post by Fraser Cameron – the President and CEO of Velcro Companies – about the Neeson Cripps Academy, a landmark education facility gifted by Velcro Companies to CCF and the children of Steung Meanchey. As I look out over the tract of flat, reddish-brown field, it’s hard to imagine that just a…

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