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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The NCA: A World-Standard Education Facility for Impoverished Children


Cambodian Children’s Fund and Velcro Companies have revealed plans for a landmark education facility in the heart of Phnom Penh’s former garbage dump community.  The Neeson-Cripps Academy (NCA) will provide impoverished Cambodian children with high quality education opportunities through enhanced learning spaces, access to the latest digital technologies, teacher training, a focus on STEM education…

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Wall Street Journal: Scott Neeson – From Hollywood Executive to Philanthropist


The movie executive left Hollywood behind to work with children in Cambodia View the original article on the Wall Street Journal website here. By Alexandra Wolf –  June 12, 2015 2:37 p.m. ET Original Article – About a decade ago, in Phnom Penh, an 86-year-old Cambodian woman grabbed then-Hollywood executive Scott Neeson’s hand to lead him…

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CCF Named One of 2015’s ‘Top Rated Nonprofits’


The votes are in, and it’s great news – CCF has been named one of the Top Rated not-for-profits for 2015 on GreatNonprofits! GreatNonprofits is the leading online platform for community-sourced stories and reviews about nonprofits within the United States and internationally. The Top Rated 2015 award is a people’s choice award where volunteers and…

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Financial Freedom


Each year Cecelia Beirne, a long-term CCF volunteer with a background in structured finance and math education, leaves New York and heads to Cambodia to teach 8 week long financial education courses. The classes are usually taught to older CCF students who are studying at university or undertaking vocational training. A graduate from a previous…

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1500 Reasons We Invest In Families


When Cambodian Children’s Fund opened the doors of our first facility a decade ago, we hoped to provide 45 children from the Steung Meanchey garbage dump with education, shelter and nourishment. A decade later we are educating thousands of students, operating 6 community schools in the heart of impoverished areas, and providing the support needed…

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