Spotlight on… Sophanna, Volunteer Superstar


“Life is a journey of struggles. Yet, if we try hard, I believe it is a beautiful journey of struggles.” – Sophanna, CCF volunteer If you’ve ever read articles criticising volunteering in Cambodia and had doubts over whether volunteers can truly contribute to an NGO, you should meet Sophanna, the focus of this month’s Spotlight feature. A…

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Financial Freedom


Each year Cecelia Beirne, a long-term CCF volunteer with a background in structured finance and math education, leaves New York and heads to Cambodia to teach 8 week long financial education courses. The classes are usually taught to older CCF students who are studying at university or undertaking vocational training. A graduate from a previous…

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Volunteer Chat: Jen Scantlebury, HR Expert


Jen Scantlebury, a human resources consultant from Australia, arrived at Cambodian Children’s Fund in August. Her work has invaluable to the staff, as she’s been helping establish a long-term sustainable plan for CCF. She’s enjoyed the volunteer work so much that she’s decided to stay on for half a year longer than originally planned. Here,…

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My Experience Volunteering at Cambodian Children’s Fund


This post was written by Carly Nugent, who just finished a stint volunteering at Cambodian Children’s Fund. From June until the end of August this year I volunteered at Cambodian Children’s Fund in Phnom Penh’s Steung Meanchey district. This was my second time in Cambodia – from 2009 to 2011 I worked for a preschool…

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Volunteer Teaches New Skills to the Garment Centre


A volunteer from Australia shared her wisdom with the women at the Cambodian Children’s Fund’s garment center. Thanks to Johanna Weiss, the women – always eager to learn new skills – tried their hand in the art of screen printing. The results were spectacular. The women in the garment center, all of whom have children…

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Volunteer Chat: Hannah and Nicholas, Buddy Teacher


Today we talk to Hannah and Nicholas who are currently volunteering as a buddy teacher at CCF. Hannah What is your background? I received my undergraduate degree in journalism from a university in the US. A few years out of college, I was living in my hometown and working a couple of odd jobs to…

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A Postcard for the World


This post was written by Germana, a volunteer who worked with the CCF Film Group for a month. In these past few weeks CCF film group students are working on a new project in collaboration with Global Video Letters. By encouraging young students to hold a camera and explore their world through their own daily…

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Healing Through Play Therapy


The area behind the Cambodian Children’s Fund community center was a big mess on Saturday morning, but it was by design. Boxes, used to make forts, were scattered everywhere. Temporary paint was splashed on the ground, and also on some of the people there. More than a hundred kids were dancing, jump roping, hula hooping…

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Suisse Bankers Make a Mark on CCF


The knives were out for 22 Credit Suisse personnel when they came from Hong Kong to visit and work with CCF. The blades were not, however, wielded by politicians or journalists but by CCF dancers, enacting the mythical night battle between Monkeys and Giants in a thank-you performance staged at the end of the visitors’…

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City Telecom make their mark


City Telecom, Hong Kong’s major telecommunications company has faced many challenges in its corporate life. It has also created many solutions. In areas as diverse as submarine and sub-street cabling, the setting up and running of international telecommunications services or the creation of what is billed as the world’s fastest residential broadband internet access, its…

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Hong Kong University of Science & Technology make Science real at CCF


Science came to CCF’s senior students recently, when a group of students from Hong Kong’s prestigious University of Science & Technology spent two days running a series of short, highly interactive and engaging lessons on practical Science. Before starting their sessions, the twenty Hong Kong students and supporting staff had a chance to learn about…

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