Transformation Tuesday: Chanthou

14/12/2016

“I don’t think I’d know my parents’ faces if I saw them on the street today. When I was little we were a family but then they got divorced and my father didn’t care about me. He took me to live with my uncle in the provinces, and I haven’t seen either of my parents…

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Transformation Tuesday: Srey Pov

23/11/2016

“I found this photograph recently. It was the first photo ever taken of my family – we dressed up and went to the pagoda to get it. I was about 8, I’m the one with short hair. But though we look happy, we weren’t really. My father was always away from home trying to earn…

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Transformation Tuesday: Lita

10/11/2016

“See the house behind me? I live there with my family. That’s my little sister, but she’s too shy to come down. We didn’t always have a nice house like this. When I was young we lived in a village in the country, and my mother worked long hours every day as a scavenger. There…

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Transformation Tuesday: Leaving Phnom Penh

03/11/2016

“For me, right now, it is enough – but I want more for my children,” Phan Bopha. This quote sums up the dreams of many Cambodian mothers, but through sheer determination and hard work, Bopha and her husband have taken themselves from near destitution to an independent life in a new home in the countryside.…

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Transformation Tuesday: Lika

26/10/2016

“My parents moved to Steung Meanchey before I was born to work in construction, because they couldn’t survive on the money from the rice harvest in their village in the countryside. Construction was hard work but not well paid, and they didn’t have a home so they slept at different construction sites, always moving. “My…

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Transformation Tuesday: Srey Rath

18/10/2016

Many of us will remember the excitement of trying on a school uniform for the first time, but for our new students at CCF it can mean so much more. It’s often the moment it hits home that their dream of getting an education is actually going to happen – a dream that their parents…

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Transformation Tuesday: Chamroeun

11/10/2016

“I wish I had spent more time with my parents when I was little. My father ran away with another woman when I was a baby, and my mother had to move to Phnom Penh to find work to earn money for us, leaving me in the countryside with my grandparents. But there wasn’t much…

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Transformation Tuesday: Song

06/10/2016

“I was often sad when I was a little boy. My family were always moving all over Cambodia, trying to make money. My parents sold vegetables but didn’t earn enough to feed our big family. There were 8 of us, until my older brother got sick and died. I would make friends and have fun…

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Transformation Tuesday: Srey Mon

05/10/2016

“I’m from a big family with six older brothers and sisters. Things were always tough. There wasn’t enough food and we couldn’t study. One of my brothers had to move to Thailand to try and find work. “I was luckier. I am proud that I can now study with my friends at CCF and public…

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Transformation Tuesday: Addison

31/08/2016

Transformation doesn’t only happen to our students – sometimes our supporters are transformed as well, like eight year old Addison from Australia. Her family sponsors Mony (ten years old) and the two have become close cross-continental friends. So when Addison heard that Mony needed help after a disaster, she sprang into action. “Mony and I…

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Transformation Tuesdays

03/05/2016

Every day at CCF we see children who once faced bleak futures flourishing through our support and their own hard work. It’s why we do what we do. We want the world to hear these extraordinary tales and who better to tell them than the students themselves? Welcome to our new regular feature: Transformation Tuesdays.…

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