CHHAY GOES HOME

27/06/2018

Baby found abandoned at just 5 days old is reunited with his parents a year later after they see a Facebook post by CCF about his plight With a gentle lift, baby Chhay was passed into his waiting mother’s arms. And in a matter of seconds, a family was reunited after almost a year. It…

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BEING MUM

13/05/2018

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

08/05/2018

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

26/04/2018

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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TOP OF THE CLASS: FIRST SEMESTER AWARDS

04/04/2018

Awards for best students in first semester at Neeson Cripps Academy It was the end of the first term of school at CCF’s Neeson Cripps Academy (NCA) and time to recognise who has shone in the classroom. While all the pupils at the academy are stars in our eyes, only the best would be up…

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CARING FOR BOPHA

21/03/2018

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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SOPHY’S GOODBYE

26/02/2018

“I am off to pursue my dream.” These were the words of one of CCF’s star students Roon Sophy as she stood on the verge of the biggest adventure of her life. On Thursday night, Sophy, 21, said goodbye to her family, friends and country to embark on something she could imagine happening: studying university…

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FIGHT FOR LIFE

20/02/2018

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

07/02/2018

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

24/01/2018

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

12/01/2018

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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Homeless World Cup 2017: Muth Sakpich

24/08/2017

CCF football player Muth Sakpich is heading to the annual Homeless World Cup (HWC) to represent Cambodia in a 48 Nations football tournament in Olso, Norway this August. The Cambodian team is managed by CCF partner Happy Football Cambodia Australia (HFCA) and HFCA has been taking CCF players to the HWC since 2010. _____ “My…

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