Charity’s small changes making a big difference


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


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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A cinematic Jailbreak from reality in Steung Meanchey


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


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


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


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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Efforts to reform child sector slowed by lack of resources

Article originally published by Sonia Kohlbacher on the Cambodia Daily website.   After completing the first phase of a sweeping plan to register and regulate the country’s orphanages and work toward returning more children to a family setting, the Ministry of Social Affairs says it is hamstrung by a lack of funding, staff and options for…

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‘Leadership Skills for Vulnerable Youth’, Khmer Times


Click here to read the full article. PHNOM PENH (Khmer Times) – Children from the garbage dump in Phnom Penh are improving their leadership skills by studying at a program courtesy of the Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF). At Sisowath High school last Thursday, CCF, a foundation working to help improve the situation of poor children…

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