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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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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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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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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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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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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International Youth Day 2017: what is peace?

August 12, 2017

Today is International Youth Day, a day when the world comes together to celebrate the role that our youth play in promoting peace and social justice. We asked some of our students what they think peace is. Watch the short video below to hear what they said.

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Fostering a better future

July 30, 2017

“There are eight people in our family including my mother and six kids. Two of the kids are my own, and my mother and I foster four extra. We live in two World Housing homes beside each other because there are so many of us. “Before we came to CCF things were very hard. We didn’t have…

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A better life for Granny Sang

April 24, 2017

Things weren’t easy growing up for Granny Sang. As a child, poverty forced her to work to help her family make ends meet. Education was an unobtainable dream. After many years toiling in the fields as a farmer, Granny Sang married and had children. But her marriage was fraught with trouble – her husband was…

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