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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Homeless World Cup 2017: Kin Ratana

17/08/2017

CCF football player Kin Ratana 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. _____ “I…

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International Youth Day 2017: what is peace?

12/08/2017

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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Homeless World Cup 2017: Seng Saray

01/08/2017

CCF student Seng Saray 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. _____ “Things were…

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Fostering a better future

30/07/2017

“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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Homeless World Cup 2017: Van Ream

18/07/2017

CCF student Van Ream is heading to the annual HWC (Homeless World Cup) to represent Cambodia in a 48 Nations football tournament in Olso, Norway this August. The Cambodian team is managed by CCF partner HFCA (Happy Football Cambodia Australia) and HFCA has been taking CCF players to the HWC since 2010.  _____ “My life before I was accepted into CCF was…

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Charity’s small changes making a big difference

16/06/2017

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

09/05/2017

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 better life for Granny Sang

24/04/2017

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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A cinematic Jailbreak from reality in Steung Meanchey

27/03/2017

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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