Two Sides of Phnom Penh

02/02/2014

This post was written by Caroline, a first-time visitor to Cambodian Children’s Fund. It’s always great to go out with Maureen [head of CCF’s Australia operations]. She knows all the best places and there’s always great conversation and laughter. Last night was a bit different. We’re in Phnom Penh, which compared to 20 years ago,…

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Tony Hawk Visits His CCF Sponsor Child

12/12/2013

Seven years ago, Srey was toiling in the garbage dump earning a couple dollars a day. After being found by Cambodian Children’s Fund, the 17 year old is now on her way to graduation after missing years of schooling. The difference in her life is incredible, and part of that improvement can be attributed to…

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Child Protection Unit Opens

26/11/2013

Nov. 26, 2013 – The Child Protection Unit, an innovative organization combating child abuse and exploitation in Cambodia, opened its doors last week with a ceremony attended by staff and supporters. The CPU is a joint operation with national police in five provinces at the moment, including Phnom Penh. The mission is to ensure that…

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Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2013

22/10/2013

Oct. 22, 2013 – Tuesday was a day that’s been in the making for nearly a decade. While most Cambodian schools don’t have a graduation ceremony to celebrate the outgoing class, Cambodian Children’s Fund organized one of its own to mark the occasion. The event was lighter than the typical Western graduations, with lots of…

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Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams Visits CCF

26/09/2013

Cambodian Children’s Fund welcomed Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury, to tour its facilities and see the work that’s being done on the ground to help the impoverished Steung Meanchey community. Williams heard about the organization and wanted to see the it for himself. He met staff and the kids with Scott Neeson, founder and…

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CCF Founder Featured in SA Life Magazine

16/09/2013

Before Cambodian Children’s Fund founder Scott Neeson ran an organization helping hundreds of impoverished families, he landed his first job at a movie theater in Australia. A feature story in SA Life, South Australia’s largest lifestyle magazine, traces Neeson’s childhood to the work that’s been done to life entire families out of poverty in Cambodia.…

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Retirement? This grandma would rather work

08/07/2013

This post is by Scott Neeson, founder and executive director of Cambodian Children’s Fund. What we do and what we don’t do: Little Dany here has no parents. She was living in such squalor than even my hardened senses would occasionally cause a wretch. Perched knee-height about open sewage and a small enclosure of ill-looking…

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Building an Oasis for Little Kids: The CCF Nursery Renovation

17/06/2013

The CCF Nursery is a place for fun, games, laughter and some serious napping. We have over 70 children from 3 months to 4 years old who come and use the CCF nursery each day. They are bathed, clothed, fed by our dedicated staff and love to sing, read and play games. The nursery building…

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Happy Khmer New Year: Home for the Holidays

08/04/2013

It’s early morning at the Cambodian Children’s Fund facilities and there’s a flurry of activity. Normally students are preparing for class, eating breakfast or playing with their classmates. This time it’s something different. Pickup trucks are full of rice. The vans are full of eager children. It’s the Khmer New Year and more than 1,500…

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CCF Medical Centre Finds a New Home

15/01/2013

The CCF Medical Centre officially has a new home, with CCF Founder Scott Neeson and longtime fundraiser and supporter Bob Tufts officially opening the new building at CCF’s Community Centre in Steung Meanchey. In what was a very proud day for CCF, the new home for CCF’s Medical Centre was opened by Bob and Joan…

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CCF Launches Teacher Resource Centre

13/12/2012

Today Cambodian Children’s Fund has taken another step forward in our innovative education program, with the launch of the CCF Resource Centre for Teachers. Comprising of three rooms, each with it’s own purpose, the Centre is a dedicated space for teachers to access information, tools and materials, prepare classes, stretch their creativity, learn from each…

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CCF Founder Scott Neeson Honoured with 2012 AHIMSA Award

02/11/2012

CCF Founder Scott Neeson was honoured earlier this month at London’s House of Commons with the 2012 Ahimsa Award, presented annually to an individual who embodies non-violence and compassion. Issued by the UK-based Institute of Jainology, the only criteria used to choose a winner of the Ahimsa Award is that the person “be the embodiment…

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