A TASTE OF HOME

October 5, 2018

This year, for the first time, youngsters in CCF’s residential care will spend the Pchum Ben holidays with a family at a caregivers’ home Little Sing, aged two, will be experiencing a proper home and life with a family for the first time this week. Sing and his baby sister, Kannitha, aged five months, will…

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DAY OF THE GIRL

Everyday, girls face barriers to education caused by poverty and cultural norms. For International Day of the Girl, we talked to a family with three generations of women to see how access to education has improved When Granny Long Pov, 70, was a little girl, going to school was an unattainable dream. It was the…

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A DAY IN THE DIVINE COMMUNITY

October 4, 2018

Part 1: The Morning Nob Sameat has two children of her own but is a mother of seven. She, along with her own mother Samrith Samean, fosters five children in the Divine Community, one of CCF’s World Housing sites, next to the former landfill in Phnom Penh. In this photo story, she gives us a…

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HOMELESS WORLD CUP 2018: VUTHA TUM

September 21, 2018

In the last of our series, we introduce you to CCF footballer Vutha Tum who has been selected to represent Cambodia at the forthcoming Homeless World Cup 2018 in Mexico Most teenagers heading off to play in a football World Cup would be excited about the prospect of showing off their skills on a global…

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WALKING TALL

August 16, 2018

Maly was born with a feet deformity and would have been unable to walk if it was left untreated. Thanks to CCF, she’s now running around like any normal little girl In a bright red tracksuit, Maly is like any other energetic four-year-old tearing around the room. But Maly’s mum does not mind her young…

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GYLS 2018 – 10 Years with CCF

July 27, 2018

After months of hard work and dedication, our 10 GYLS students are off to the U.S. for the trip of a lifetime. This year marks the 10th year that the Tony Robbins Global Youth Leadership Summit (GYLS) has helped us send a group of students to the highly regarded event in San Diego, California. The…

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REMEMBERING SANG

July 11, 2018

When their beloved mother, Sang Payne, passed away, her children wanted to honour her Khmer roots by fundraising for the Cambodian Children’s Fund, of which she was a big fan. As a tribute to Sang, CCF held a 100 Day Ceremony in her memory Everyone who knew Sang Payne was immediately struck by her kindness,…

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EXTRA TIME

May 25, 2018

CCF and Happy Football Cambodia Australia score a hatrick signing further partnership It’s teamwork all the way for CCF and Happy Football Cambodia Australia (HFCA) after we agreed to extend our partnership for the third time. CCF Founder and Executive Director, Scott Neeson, and Paraic Grogan, Founder and Chief Executive of HFCA, sat side-by-side to…

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BEING MUM

May 13, 2018

When Phalla’s mother died five years ago, she had to step into her shoes and become ‘mum’ to her five siblings Dashing back home, Phalla starts preparing dinner for her five hungry siblings, the youngest of whom have just finished school and are asking for food. After washing the rice under an outdoor running tap…

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MAKING A SONG AND DANCE

May 8, 2018

Our grannies and mums and dads are trying their hand at classical Khmer dance and music lessons At 7.30am on a Sunday morning, the library at CCF’s Divine Community is unusually busy. There’s a ripple of excitement in the air and a bustle in the room. Seated on the floor next to a large bookcase…

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A CUT ABOVE THE REST

April 26, 2018

CCF granny Thim Theang, 73, proves age is no barrier with her own hair salon in our Divine Community A queue is forming at the hair salon in Divine Community. They are all waiting to see the resident hairdresser, Thim Theang, who at the age of 73, is still plying her trade after almost 50…

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CARING FOR BOPHA

March 21, 2018

The challenges and joy of caring for a little girl with Down’s syndrome When Bopha was born, the youngest of her family, her mother did not notice that her newest daughter was any different. Even when she had trouble breastfeeding and did not develop quite as fast as her siblings, no one in the family…

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