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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Child Protection Unit Opens First Regional Office


Jan. 14, 2015 – With the opening of a new regional office in the Battambang province, the Child Protection Unit can respond quickly to cases involving the abuse of children. Time is of the essence when dealing with serious crimes. The office, staffed by specially trained investigators, allows prompt action. Previously, investigating crimes in the…

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Community Celebrates 10 Years of CCF


Jan. 6, 2015 – Hundreds of adults from the community came out yesterday to mark the tenth anniversary of Cambodian Children’s Fund with a party just for them. While it was a lighthearted evening of fun, complete with comedy sketches, music and food, it was also an opportunity to give our gratitude to the families…

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New Community School Opens Near Old Dump


Press Release Sept. 17, 2014 – Cambodian Children’s Fund today opened a new community-based education facility in Phum Russey, one of Phnom Penh’s most impoverished areas, at a ceremony attended by dignitaries and students. The community school provides nearly 200 children in the area with a diverse, quality education. The school, named The Rice Academy,…

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CCF Child Protection Unit Arrests General for Double Murder


Sept. 16, 2014 – After a month on the run, a Cambodian general wanted for the murder of his mistress and their child was brought to justice and faces a lifetime in jail. The Cambodian Children’s Fund Child Protection Unit, which coordinated the joint task force for the four-month investigation, transported Major General Kim Marintha,…

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5 years later: where are they now?


Child, Family, Community: A Long-term Commitment Measuring success is challenging when the primary mission is childcare. Some aspects are quantifiable, such as academic achievements, weight gain and BMI’s and the rate of illnesses; others are subjective – self-esteem, social skills, a general sense of happiness and that light in the eyes of a safe, confident…

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