Cambodian Children's Fund
Rating: 5 stars 124 reviews
Issues: Children & Youth, Education, International, Philanthropy
Location: 2461 Santa Monica Blvd. PMB 833 Santa Monica CA 90404 USA
Mission: Our mission is to break cycles of poverty and abuse and to create positive change in Cambodia through intervention & education for the most impoverished and under-served children and families.
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Cambodian Childern's Fund is a wonderful organisation which makes a hiuge difference to the lives of thousands of Children and their families, with all resources going directly to those who need them. I visited our sponsored child some months ago, and it was heartwarming to spend time with her and to see how much CCF has enriched her life. We keep in regular contact with her via email, and it is exciting to see how she is developing , and using the opportunies she is given. Her future is certainly a bright one, thanks to CCF.
Cambodian Children's Fund is an amazing organisation on every level. The CEO Scott Neeson and, Country Manager and all others who work in a paid or voluntary capacity truly 'work from the heart'. The generosity of spirit, the commitment to the children, families and the community and the highly ethical way of doing things cannot fail to leave one in awe. I had the enormous privilege of working with CCF for a year and the experience was life-changing. I have the greatest of respect for all CCF staff and intend to go back as the experience of working with such an impressive team is incredible. The way the children are respected, supported and nurtured in every way results in real changes in their lives and really enables them to have a realistic vision of themselves as tomorrow's leaders. The joy I experienced when celebrating with the children at the monthly 'community party night' was just priceless . Scott and the leadership team are highly accountable and very conscious of the need to use donor funds efficiently to get real outcomes for the children - it is a very well managed organisation where there is constant striving to improve and build on the great systems in place. Once you experience it, remains as an important part of your life forever.
CCF is a wholistic NFP organisation which blows me away. Every day I follow their news on Facebook and am always in awe of the achievements of everyone involved. Love the grandparent program that is so lovingly implemented through the young Cambodian leaders. Culture awareness, care giving, medical care, tools and food to negate the less desirable aspects of Cambodia - so well set up and managed. Love that the 'at risk' families and/or children are given the opportunity to grow and give back to their culture. Love that CCF is striving to be sustainable financially and emotionally. So much happiness in Camodia. I just love all those smiling faces, young and old.
I have recently been to Phnom Penh to visit my 2 sponsored children.... I took tissues thinking I would need them, the only tears I shed were tears of joy. The CCF children and the children in the CCF community are the happiest children I have seen.
They have so little material things, but have so much in the way of love thanks to Scott and all the staff.
CCF has provided so much not only for the children but the whole community. The health care, the community centre, fresh water, the English classes, the cups of milk and meals for the kids off the streets...really what don't CCF do!
We are so privileged in the Western World, we have running water, electricity, flush toilets and our children want for nothing.
I drive a BMW X3, I wish I didn't and when I trade this car in, I will not be getting a prestige car... I will buying a car for half the price and giving the balance between a BMW and Subaru to CCF!
Scott, you are one out of the box!
ps I have just sponsored my 3rd child and have promised my other children I will be at their graduations!
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I have been involved with the Cambodian Children's Fund for close to five years, initially as a donor and sponsor of two children, and later as a volunteer as well. I first became a donor because, from my research, I felt CCF did not waste its funds, but used its resources to directly impact children's lives through education, food programs and outreach to the families in the community as a whole. But I wanted to know more and see for myself - so I went to Phnom Penh to witness every aspect of the operation, visiting the classrooms, medical facility, residences and the children's families in the community. I then became involved in volunteer work, which has taken me back to CCF many times over the past two years. I feel I have gotten to know the staff and operations well and can definitely say that this is truly a hands-on organization where no resources are wasted, and each child is treated as an individual who deserves to be given every opportunity possible to effectively take charge of his or her life. The kids are so eager for a chance at education and to see them growing year after year into eductated, motivated young adults makes it undeniably clear that CCF is achieving its goals.
I had the opportunity to visit the Cambodian Children's Fund last month (September 2014) and meet my sponsored child. It was clear that CCF has done and continues to do incredible things for the children of a country where people exude so much joy and spirit despite their hard lives.
While spending the day with my sponsored child was the highlight of my trip, it was wonderful to visit the facilities in Phnom Penh and witness first hand the transformative work that is being done. The trip solidified my commitment to CCF and I would encourage anyone to get involved in any capacity that they can.
My husband and I sponsor a CCF child and through CCF translators we can keep in regular contact. It is great to get to know the child and hear the education, activities and opportunities which CCF provide. We were fortunate enough to visit Phnom Penh earlier in the year and were delighted to see a range of initiatives which provide support, jobs and even housing for families of CCF children.
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Working with CCF was one of the most significant experiences of my life. I hope to get back there in some capacity in the future. They are a pivotal organization in the region and it is imperative that they be a lasting resource for the community they serve. All who work there should be so proud of the work they do with these amazing resiliant young people. Keep up your great work!!!
I first read an article about CCF in our Sunday newspaper. My son then volunteered with them for six months and came back to Scotland with nothing but praise for the way this NGO was run. As a family we sponsor a child now and the wonders of email mean that we are in regular touch with him personally and the charity in general. We visited in 2012 and were overawed by the scale of work done and the dedication of the staff. In a country with so much corruption CCF is an oasis of hope.
We sponsor a child at CCF and have nothing but praise for what they are doing and the way they go about it. We are in regular contact with 'our boy' via email and hope we are helping with his language development and general encouragement around schoolwork and sport. We also visited CCF ourselves during a recent visit to Cambodia and could see for ourselves the way the charity was run. They deserve full credit for their work, which seems to be expanding all the time.