Charity’s small changes making a big difference

16/06/2017

This article originally appeared on the Expat Living website. Two years ago, 24 year-old Ang Srey Mom of the Cambodian Children’s Fund stood up at the BBC 100 Women’s Conference – an annual event in London to showcase inspirational, global women – to speak about gender inequality and domestic violence. It’s a daunting gig for…

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The ‘Granny Program’ giving access to life’s small joys

09/05/2017

This article originally appeared on the Phnom Penh Post website. A group of grandmothers from an impoverished area of Stung Meanchey have a busier schedule than they ever imagined they would in their 80s and 90s. Every month or so, they take part in a different activity organised by the Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF), an…

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Cambodia’s Hollywood Dad

08/04/2017

Scott Neeson was President at 20th Century Fox International and was bent on continuing his career with Sony Pictures. But a trip to Cambodia and what he saw on the Steung Meanchey garbage dump turned his life upside down. A film crew from RT visited us recently and immersed themselves in the CCF community. The…

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A cinematic Jailbreak from reality in Steung Meanchey

27/03/2017

This article originally appeared on the Barco website. How cinema brings dreams back to the former dump site In Steung Meanchey, the 100-acre former waste dump in southern Phnom Penh (Cambodia), poor families still scavenge to build a life amid the rubble. Despite the desperation, there is a glimmer of hope: the Cambodian Children’s Fund…

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How a Hollywood Mogul Found True Happiness

This article originally appeared on the Lion’s Roar website. Scott Neeson found his heart—and life’s true riches—in a Phnom Penh garbage dump. Lindsay Kyte profiles the founder of the Cambodian Children’s Fund. Scott Neeson, seen here with Harrison Ford, started out as a projectionist at a drive-in and worked his way up to president of…

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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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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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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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