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September 30, 2010

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September 30, 2010

I strongly support the work of CCEdFund which is changing the lives of children in Cambodia, 22 children at present. I have promoted the organization to numerous individuals because I share the founders' belief that to create the leaders of tomorrow in Cambodia one must plant the seeds in the minds of the youth there. To read the accounts of the students' accomplishments can literally bring tears to one's eyes. To see where those children live and how little they have tugs at one's heartstrings. I hope to have the opportunity to travel to Cambodia one day and meet some of these children. They are Cambodia's future and I applaud the work of the CCEdFund to help them.

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I have read the accounts of the children's progress in school and I have spoken to one of the founders of CCEdFund about the children's progress.

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About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

September 30, 2010

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September 30, 2010

Shortly after the organization and qualification of Cambodia's Children Education Fund, Inc. as a charitable entity its purpose and vision was explained to me by one of its organizers, Carrie Garber. She spoke from first hand knowledge of the poverty and societal cruelty to the youngest and most vulnerable members of the Cambodian population. I was immediately impressed with her understanding of the situation and the need for immediate action. The record of the growing number of children that the Fund has helped educate gives me hope that Carrie and Jennifer's generation understands the need for international charitable involvement to turn back poverty and ignorance. In these difficult economic times I have personally budgeted funds to ensure that the education of the children of Cambodia continues through the efforts of Cambodia's Children Education Fund, Inc.

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From online communication from Carrie Garber I keep informed of how many students are helped by the Fund, where the students attend schools, and how long it will be until they successfully complete their education.

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About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

September 29, 2010

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September 29, 2010

My personal experiences with CCEdFund have mostly taken place vicariously through Carrie Garber, one of its co-founders. After learning that Carrie was running an NGO while also juggling law school, I became interested in what it was that compelled her. When she explained that the organization was founded to help Cambodian trash pickers, I became even more interested. I had heard of the Khmer Rouge at that point, but I didn't fully appreciate the devastation that Cambodia continues to suffer as a result. Carrie patiently explained the dire need of many Khmer children, and quickly sold me on CCEdFund as a way that I could help these people so far away. I have attended and participated in a handful of fundraising events, and I remain a consistent donor. This has only been bolstered by my recent trip to Cambodia. I traveled to Cambodia last month, and I was truly saddened to see so many starving and despondent children in every city I visited. Though I was there on vacation to celebrate a recent personal accomplishment, I was humbled by the Khmer people and their story. Seeing it all in person, from the killing fields to the remaining catastrophic effects of the Khmer Rouge, has only strengthened my loyalty to this organization. CCEdFund provides for me a special opportunity to contribute in a meaningful way, where I can be certain that any money I donate will be used first and foremost to help the Khmer children. For that, I am extremely grateful.

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After meeting so many Khmer children in need, knowing CCEdFund is there to improve the lives of even a few is comforting.

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About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

September 29, 2010

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September 29, 2010

I've been very impressed with the work they do to both raise funds in the US and actively establish ties to schools in Cambodia by visiting and interacting with the teachers and school leaders there. I've discussed multiple times with the founders and leaders of CCEdFund the advances the children they support have made. I think they've made great progress towards improving their system of identifying promising students and transitioning those students into schools that are at the appropriate level for them. While there might previously have been an issue with this, they've since adapted the system to include an intermediate level so their support achieves the greatest success for any individual student.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

through discussion of the program with CCEdFund leaders and founders.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

reading and hearing the stories of the children who receive the scholarships.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very interested in sharing their goals and hopes for the program.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

educate a great number of children in need.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

September 27, 2010

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September 27, 2010

My sister first told me about CCEd Fund, and being a NYC teacher I quickly became intersted. As I learned more about the organization and the amazing people behind it, I am inspired to work harder at my job everyday. It is difficult for me to look beyond the immediate problem of the achievement gap in our country, so I am very proud to support such an important organization that is looking to help solve a global problem.

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Hearing stories about how the lives of children have changed because of this organization.

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About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

September 23, 2010

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September 23, 2010

We discovered CCEdF though our daughter-in-law who who saw the plight of the poor in Cambodia, recognized the essential role of an excellent education, and decided to do something about it. CCEdF provides scholarships to children of promise who in turn will help their fellow countrymen rise up from poverty. The latest recipients were children living in a garbage dump. They were selected from a number of fine candidates. The glad news is two human beings have been given a chance to develop, to evolve, and to help others in return. The sad news is that so many could not be helped due to lack of resources. The young women who founded this charity are passionate educators who contribute their time to identify interview,and select worthy recipents. They also make presentations, maintain the website, and raise the funds to get the job done. The program has Zero overhead; ALL funds go directly to scholarships. The need is great. The program is excellent. We are glad to suppport CCEdF. Pam and Jim Leahy

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reviewing profiles of the candidates selected and the method used to select schools. I have also seen the way the founders have familiarized themselves with the local customs and mores, identified key helpers on the ground, and establish a network of supp

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

September 23, 2010

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September 23, 2010

You're never going to find people who truly care more about the mission of their organization than the people at CCEdFund. They always continue to push the bounds and never let themselves be satisfied with just a comfortable base of students. It is amazing to see them grow the organization year after year, and I can't wait to see where they go with things in the future. Way to make a difference!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching the students grow as they learn.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

September 22, 2010

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September 22, 2010

I've been helping at the CCEF fundraisers since they organization began and have been able to watch the transformation in these dedicated kids. They are eager to learn and Jennifer and Carrie give them that opportunity. A better education means a brighter future for these kids and for Cambodia.

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Seeing videos of the kids and hearing updates about the kids' progress in school.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

September 22, 2010

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September 22, 2010

CCed Fund is a terrific organization. Their staff are very dedicated, caring people. They will go out of their way to help these under privledged children in any way they can. I'm proud to contribute to this cause and hope more people will too.

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I've be a donor for over a year now.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

September 22, 2010

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September 22, 2010

CCedFund is a great organization. The founders are extremely dedicated to their cause. They are constantly looking for new ways to raise funds and awareness for the children of Cambodia who they hope to save from a life of poverty. Their hard work is evidenced by the Cambodian children they have already been able to provide an education for.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing the children that they have helped to get an education.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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