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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FIGHT FOR LIFE

February 20, 2018

Drug addiction is on the rise in Cambodia and is rife in some communities. The effects of abuse ripple out. In the first of a series on the issue, we look at how CCF became involved in one case. Little Reaksmey is the innocent victim of drug abuse. He was born addicted to methamphetamine after…

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Helping Hands

February 7, 2018

Our work couldn’t be possible without the generous support of fundraisers around the world. People like Serey and Sokhanno Mao.    One day on his lunch break, Serey Mao chanced upon the story of Scott Neeson and CCF online. “Tears were streaming down my face. That someone would give up his life to help our…

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More than just a mother

January 24, 2018

Nhoem Vanniet is an incredible young man who has grown from an unassuming and soft-spoken boy to a bright and ambitious student and leader. He counts his mother Sor Aun as his biggest supporter and inspiration to work hard to achieve all that he can. Sor Aun’s journey hasn’t been easy, but her perseverance to…

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The world at her feet

January 12, 2018

Sovanndara was among CCF’s first children to graduate from university in December 2017. Read this incredible young woman’s uplifting story about overcoming hardships and remaining dedicated to your dreams. _____ I was born in Cambodia’s Kompong Speu province to a poor family who struggled to make ends meet. When I wasn’t working, I would try…

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