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Cambodian Children's Fund

Rating: 4.89 stars   150 reviews 32

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Address:

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.

Results:

Providing 1,800 kids with education and other services. Nearly 500 births with zero maternal deaths through the maternal care program. Dozens of children who once struggled to receive any education are now enrolled or preparing to enroll in university. More students attend university every year. Older students enrolled in vocational training have a 100 percent job placement rate.

Target demographics:

impoverished families, kids

Geographic areas served:

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Programs:

education, health care, nutritional programs, vocational training, leadership skills, and family assistance.

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Rating: 1 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

This organization has taken over 700 children from their families, to be raised in institutional care. If you think that is such a good idea, then please send your own children to institutional care. In 2013, they raised over $10.6M or nearly $30,000 per DAY 365 days a year.

This organization has as the head of its child protection unit (CPU), a convicted felon who stole drugs and money while he worked in drug enforcement for the Australian Crime Commission. According to 'The Australian', he fled to Cambodia after the PIC hearings and was informally extradited back to Australia to stand trial last year (2007). The full article is here: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/archive/news/ex-nca-cops-plea-deal-over-drug-sting/story-e6frg6o6-1111116525996

If you'd like to see how CCF actually deals with the impoverished, check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ve280RWEV5w

Does anyone think that this is a great example of management that you want to give your hard earned money to??

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11 people found this review helpful

This organization has as the head of its child protection unit (CPU), a convicted felon who stole drugs and money while he worked in drug enforcement for the Australian Crime Commission. According to 'The Australian', he fled to Cambodia after the PIC hearings and was informally extradited back to Australia to stand trial last year (2007). The full article is here: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/archive/news/ex-nca-cops-plea-deal-over-drug-sting/story-e6frg6o6-1111116525996

If you'd like to see how CCF actually deals with the impoverished, check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ve280RWEV5w

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Rating: 1 stars  

14 people found this review helpful

In 2013 this group took in nearly $30,000 per day. They have taken over 700 children from their families to be raised in institutional care. Their support for the families is very small, mostly consisting of a small amount of rice. Support organizations that help families stay together, not organizations that take children from their families.

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23 people found this review helpful

Reports are that children are held in housing with high walls and barbed wire on top of the walls. The vast majority of these have families, most are not orphans. Do you really believe that the children have no rights to grow up with their family? They grow up in institutional care with paid staff. Do you really want to support the destruction of families with your hard earned funds? You haven't learned the lessons from Australian Aborigines or the American Indian?

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

My family began sponsoring children through CCF about 3 years ago. We started with 3 boys who were all around the same age as my own boys (10 / 8 and 5) then we expanded our Cambodian family about a year ago with the addition of our 14 year old sponsor girl.
In March 2015 we made the trip from Perth to Phnom Penh so we could meet these little wonders who we had been corresponding with for so long. It only took perhaps 10 minutes before my children and our sponsor children became mates. They weren't able to communicate effectively through language but they created their own language. The language of fun! They played for hours at an indoor play centre in Phnom Penh and we all had a lovely meal afterwards with a cake that CCF had organised to celebrate my son's 8th birthday.
The following day we visited one of the CCF community centres. My husband and I were both very emotional and incredibly proud to be associated with this organisation. The facilities that we witnessed in only 1 of the many community centres were exceptional and the much needed health care provided to the people who need it most was comprehensive. Even down to a tap providing fresh water for anyone in the community to access and a playground that children in the area could visit in the evenings to ensure they had a safe place to play. Amazing, amazing, amazing!
Our final visit with our sponsor children was the day we regretfully left Phnom Penh. The children and their chaperone arrived at our hotel for a swim and some lunch. It was Easter Sunday for us so we hid some lollies in the garden and gave each child a basket to collect them. The wonder on their faces I will never forget!
Without a doubt our connection with CCF has been the most rewarding experience of our lives so far. We wish we could sponsor more children and most definitely will visit again in the future.
Scott Neeson and his team have created a magnificent charity.

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I have just returned from another trip to visit one of the kids I sponsor at CCF, as with my previous visits this one was really memorable but the thing that stands out this time is the way the whole community gets help and not just the kids.

I visited the World housing project which was fantastic and is helping entire families as well as visiting one of the outreach schools and learnt about the granny program and the subsidised rice scheme. I can't wait for my next trip as I already have an idea of some of the other projects in the pipeline and always look forward to seeing how the entire dump community is being lifted out of poverty by the dedication shown by Scott and his team.

The more I learn about CCF the happier I am to see what my sponsorship money is achieving and would highly recommend that any child sponsors who read this post spend the time to visit their sponsored child and get to learn more about the workings of CCF

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Last february I and my family got the opportunity to travel to Cambodia, and it was the great opportunity to meet our sponsored children and the CCF's team member. Coming from France (sorry for my poor english) we were very enthusiastic to see with our own eyes own CCF works and care of the children. It was really a wonderful experience. We could visit the community center and different places, we were warmly welcome and our guide from CCF was very kind and competent.
in the afternoon, we could go to Phnom Penh with our sponsored children, made some shopping together and shared a very nice moment around a refreshing icecream!
Besides that, I just want to give my testimony about my experience : the CCF's action for poor children is very serious, all people work with passion and heart, and we could see how many children and families are helped. Thanks to CCF to handle such difficult work on the long term, their organisation is really great and efficient.
Warm regards to everybody, hope to see you again next year!

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

Volunteering with CCF in early 2015 gave me the chance to see first-hand the amazing work being done by CCF in the Steung Meanchey community. As well as educating and caring for more than 2,200 children, CCF operates a broad spectrum of community services that support the families to keep the kids in school. The staff really do ‘work from the heart’, with an underlying belief that CCF children can be the next generation of Cambodian leaders. It is clear that CCF's work with these kids is truly life changing - breaking the cycle of poverty and providing them with the opportunities they deserve.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

CCF not only changes the lives of children in Cambodia, but the lives of everyone that come into contact with this amazing NGO. I was inspired by the founder's story and the positive impact of this charity. I've just finished 6 months volunteering in Phnom Penh; everyday was a bonus. My life has been enriched by meeting and working with wonderful, beautiful children, teachers and volunteers. To be able not only to witness, but to be part of this team was a dream come true. At times, I used to stand in awe, hope being restored and communities rebuilt.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I recently spent 6 weeks volunteering with CCF and was most impressed by the broad and diverse range of services they offer to the whole community in the Steung Meanchey area of Phnom Penh. The staff are incredibly dedicated and hard working and have a real dedication to changing the lives of those they work with. I believe CCF is bringing real change to the lives of many families and individuals and are providing an opportunity for many children to break out of the poverty cycle and have hope for the future.

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