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Caring for Cambodia Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Food, Food Programs, International, International Relief, Primary & Elementary Schools

Mission: Caring for Cambodia (CFC) believes that when knowledge cannot be handed down, it must be handed out. We work to educate one child at a time today, to make a difference for Cambodia's tomorrow. We create and sustain safe, modern, technologically equipped schools; mentor and professionally train teachers; and fund supplies and other tools needed to teach those who want to learn. CFC provides educational opportunities for Cambodian children so they may reach their highest potential and make valuable contributions to their communities.

Programs: Funding of program staff salaries and staff training: 176 program staff, including 102 educational staff, 2 female advisors, 7 principals, 13 english teachers, 16 librarians, 1 administrator, 7 vice principals, 4 security guards, 7 program support assistants, 8 food for thought staff, 3 care takers/maintenance, 4 mentor teachers, 2 health & hygiene and 1 contract nurse from angkor children's hospital. For comparison, total program staff for the previous five years was: 2013 - 187, 2012 - 165, 2011 - 147, 2010 - 111 and 2009 - 99.

funding of student services: classroom educational supplies, internet service, gym supplies, government required school uniforms, medical, health & hygiene, and food for thought.

funding of facilities: furniture and fixtures, facility cleaning, maintenance and improvements, depreciation, rent, and utilities.

Community Stories

40 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

CFC does amazing work providing education, life skills and a way for Cambodian children to pull themselves and their families out of poverty. They have achieved a huge amount on mainly volunteer power (outside of Cambodia) and have an amazing staff team of teachers and dedicated professionals in Cambodia. They are a real force for good in Cambodia.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I joined as a volunteer when I was in eighth grade and never looked back. Everything Caring for Cambodia does is for the children. The sense of community they build is nothing like I have gotten at any other organization - they make every single person feel a part of the family. All these years later I still am amazed at everything they do.

Donor

Rating: 5

Great philanthropy that brings the knowledge, strategy, and most importantly the partnership with the community they serve.

Elaine Cohen K.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have started a project to build a library in a school outside Siem Reap and needed help from a respected and reputable NGO there. After contacting at least four different orgs, and getting no help at all, I was directed to CFC with its focus on literacy work. They were immediately interested in guiding me and have provided enormous help and support in the planning, design and implementation of this project. With graciousness and professionalism, they helped me develop a budget, they visited the school and provided a detailed report on its needs, contacted school staff and served as intermediaries in communicating the schools' needs and our resources, provided training staff and library expertise, helped select books, etc. Our library will open on Nov 1 and this would not be happening without CFC!

Donor

Rating: 5

My family when to Cambodia last November and visited one of the schools that CFC has helped to develop. We were very impressed with the tour and programs that they have in place. All of the children are benefiting from their food, hygiene and educational support. They are truly making a different in a place of need.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful group of dedicated volunteers making a huge difference in the communities Caring for Cambodia serves. Leadership is all volunteer in the US and is dedicated to maintaining high standards of service to the children and families served in Cambodia while also keeping fundraising and other administrative expenses to a minimum. Great, fun group of people who are making a difference in people's lives!

Jenilee R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with CFC for 2 and a half years and it’s such a wonderful organisation making a huge difference to the Cambodian children’s lives through education! Completely transparent, wonderful group of people led by the amazing founder Jamie Amelio. This organisation is fantastic, giving Cambodian children a better brighter start to life full of possibilities.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Caring for Cambodia is an excellent, transparent, life changing charitable organization that I am so proud to be a very small part of, as a volunteer. Together, we can all make a difference and help educate the children and also help them give themselves a bright future ahead, as well as making friends and widening our horizons. The team have been amazing and really welcomed me on board with open arms and I can't thank them enough.
I first found out about CFC when I was on a flight to Siem Reap and saw a school trip from Tanglin all in their orange CFC t-shirts going out to do a project in a CFC school. I was so impressed that when I saw an advertisement on 'Expat Giving' for Volunteers for this organisation, I jumped at the chance! I am now their Fairs Coordinator and use the wonderful opportunity to participate in various trade fairs in Singapore to raise awareness about who we are and what we do.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Caring for Cambodia is a great organization.
They're commitment to helping Cambodians build and operate their own circuit of schools is a truly admirable goal. The nonprofit doesn't simply funnel in funds from international donors, they contribute resources and much needed help through which the Cambodians will be able to reach a level of self-determinism in the education of children across Siem Reap. With a clearly stated exit strategy and locally-hired staff, Caring for Cambodia's goal is truly admirable.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Caring for Cambodia is recognized by the Cambodian government as the model school for the country. The heartbeat and pulse of this non-profit is it's Founder/CEO and the group of dedicated board members, staff, and volunteers that work tirelessly to give the children of Cambodia a better life through education. CFC not only educates the children, it builds the schools, trains the teacher, provides meals, and works with the parents in the community. Uniforms, bicycles, fresh water, dental and vision check-ups, computers and school supplies are just a few of the ways Caring for Cambodia operates...all through dedicated volunteers. I am humbled by the lengths this organization goes and honored to be a volunteer in their mission. They have "Stayed Bothered" over the years and have changed the lives of thousands of children.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Caring for Cambodia (CFC) since 2010. It is astonishingly wonderful to see and experience the impact this organization has had on the children who attend CFC-run schools (preK-12), their families, the communities surrounding the facilities and the country as a whole ( as CFC schools are considered the country's model schools). When you look on the children's, teachers and families' faces, you know! When CFC realized that children were coming to school hungry and that hungry children can't learn, they provided free breakfasts and lunches for all students. When they realized children didn't know about health and hygiene, they brought filtered water to each campus and taught about the importance of clean hands and teeth. When they realized students were dropping out of MS and HS because they needed to work, they began to teach life skills in areas such as organic gardening, computers training. They also created college prep courses, a GIRLS MATTER! initiative, music, art, robotics and science. CFC is a truly fabulous organization, making a huge difference in Cambodia!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with this NGO for 8 years, seeing first-hand the work that they do and their commitment to educating children and increasing the skills of teachers. They support students' ability to learn by proving healthy meals, health checks and glasses, extra support for students who fall behind, and outreach to students who might dropout. Teachers are supported by training, scholarships and classroom supplies.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with CFC for 6 years. This NGO is making a significant difference in the lives of thousands of Cambodian children and their families. CFC helps both the individual child by providing eye glasses, when needed, potable water, access to healthcare, highly trained teachers and social workers, but them also has an impact on all the children in Cambodia in their capacity as the Model School for Cambodia, training administrators and teachers across the entire country.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Caring for Cambodia since 2009, and have been continually impressed with its dedicated commitment to fulfilling its mission to improve Cambodia's education and brighten the futures of thousands of children. CFC collaborates with the Cambodian government, trains Cambodian teachers and administrative staff and educates Cambodian children - all with the goal of empowering Cambodians to direct their own. Largely run by volunteers, CFC is able to ensure that donations directly impact schools and programs - not overhead. Authentic leadership, professional approach and transparency -- all marks of a solid organization. AND they are truly making a difference in the lives of individuals EVERY day.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been privileged to be a part of CFC since 2008 when I first heard Jamie Amelio speak about her promise made to Cambodia, a promise for better education and hope for the future. I was captivated instantly and after one service trip to CFC schools, I knew that I had to do something more. I've now worked for CFC on three continents and I feel lucky that my role is to help spread awareness of its progress and programs, and to highlight all those around the world who help in ways big and small. I believe in CFC's mission -- education is the key to change and progress and equal opportunity. I also believe in CFC's integrity as an organization. Our founder, the staff on the ground in Siem Reap, the executive team and the countless volunteers around the globe -- all connected with a common purpose for Cambodian's future. This is a class act.

Tina C.3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a Cambodia refugee, I know what it's like to be given an opportunity to a better future. CFC has done just that for thousand of children in rural area. CFC has given the children in Cambodia an opportunity of quality education and beyond. CFC has change many lives for many children in Cambodia. Every donation dollar goes directly to the children.
CFC is giving children in Cambodia hope and is changing the future of Cambodia for children one child at a time.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've had the privilege of volunteering for Caring for Cambodia for several years now and it continues to be an honor to work with this amazing organization. They continue to make a huge difference in the lives of so many. Not just the students they serve in Cambodia, but all of us who get involved. It is the most fulfilling experience I have ever had as a volunteer! CFC is changing lives, every day, in so many ways.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

CFC is an amazing organization run by the nicest and most caring and generous people. I have spent time with many of them and know that they are very dedicated and will never stop working to improve the lives of Cambodian children. I cannot say enough good things about this nonprofit. It is wonderful and doing incredible work!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been associated with Caring for Cambodia since their inception in 2003, when I was introduced to this wonderful NGO while living in Singapore. I was moved by the passion and generosity of it's founder, Jamie Amelio and her desire to provide education to a country so in need of mentors and educators!! CFC started with just one primary school and with the help of its financial supporters and volunteers, CFC is now providing world class education in 21 safe, clean and well-equipped schools for over 6,400 children. But we need the help of more financial supports and volunteers!! Please consider joining this incredible organization!!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Caring for Cambodia is an incredible NGO that I am so very proud to have worked with for over 2 years. An almost unprecedented 91 cents on the dollar goes straight to our programs. Our administrative costs are kept to such a minimum because of the team of dedicated and talented individuals who volunteer their time and expertise for us all around the world. Every program we introduce has the goal of sustainability and the ability ultimately to be integrated throughout Cambodia's entire educational system.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Caring for Cambodia is an incredible mission run by tireless individuals. I have been involved with CFC for 5 years and have been continuously surprised, impressed and humbled by their organization in Siem Reap. Their efforts have directly contributed to the well-being of hundreds, in not thousands, of children– and by extension: their families, their city and the entire country. A truly admirable nonprofit run by truly admirable souls.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Caring for Cambodia is unique among NGOs in education in Cambodia. First, CFC partners with the government, so that all schools are free to the students and the curriculum is Cambodia's own. CFC does not establish a private, tuition-charging system but works with the system already in place. Second, CFC invests in people! The teacher training program draws on international best practices, that are shared with Cambodian teachers by practicing teachers and researchers from Singapore, the US, Canada and beyond. I have heard Cambodian teachers describing their new hands-on skills in the classroom with delight - and they are definitely delighted by the results: students who are totally engaged with learning, and are scoring well on exams. Third - CFC is almost entirely volunteer-run! People from all around the globe contribute time and their professional expertise, usually because they have travelled to Cambodia, seen the need, and are moved to action. Finally, CFC works to remove barriers to education. If a child cannot go to school because the family can't afford a uniform, CFC will provide it. Two nutritious meals a day at school means that families want children to go, to eat and to learn. There are many other ways in which CFC supports Cambodian teachers and students in their quest to learn 21st century skills and achieve. I hope others will be motivated to learn more about this nonprofit, and become involved.

Christin S.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

CFC works hard to be transparent, to focus on capacity building of local staff, and to think of the sustainable end game of replication and handover, and they achieve at a high level on all of these points. They make a huge, lasting impact on all the students who go through their schools, but their greatest legacy will be all the students country-wide who will benefit from CFC techniques and programs eventually being integrated into the broader system.