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CFC is touching the lives of children across Cambodia every day, providing hope for the future through education. Across the world, our volunteers and supporters are making our work possible and changing the lives of people they may never meet. Here we share the stories of our work, our staff and students, and our amazing volunteers and supporters.

These stories illustrate true "Orange Moments."


 

Caring for Cambodia is excited to welcome Ryan Chin to its board of directors. Ryan is a dynamic businessman and philanthropist dedicated to bringing education to children in need.

Sivoun’s Caring for Cambodia journey stretches from a fourth-grade girl dedicated to changing her life through education to that of an adult who now uses her education to continue building hope for her village and her nation as a computer teacher at the CFC high school she once attended.

After two busy and productive years, CFC Singapore Operations Manager Renee France (second from the left) is preparing to move on. Since joining CFC, Renee has led the organization’s efforts in Singapore and coordinated volunteers throughout the Asia Pacific region. But don’t worry CFC faithful! Renee may be returning home to the UK with her...

My internship with Caring for Cambodia in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Carl, a graduate degree candidate from Belgium, began interning with CFC’s Siem Reap campuses in October. Below are some highlights from his time there, in his own words. Arrival Six days before my internship with Caring for Cambodia, I arrived in Siem Reap. My assignment...

CFC MAD Trip Itinerary, July 16-20, 2020 Itinerary Please note the following is a sample itinerary. Dates and events can be modified to fit your group’s schedule. Lodging is booked at the Tara Angkor Hotel in Siem Reap, a CFC partner hotel. Trip costs (based on a group of 10) are $500 per adult and

Staying Bothered The Book Now Available! “What bothers you?” When CFC Founder Jamie Amelio poses this question, she’s not talking about being bothered by work deadlines or spilled coffee. She’s talking about the BIG bothers, like how you feel when you hear that in some places around the world like Cambodia, many children have to...

‘Tis the Season for Giving! Give a lasting gift this holiday season with a donation that supports a Cambodian child’s education. Honor a teacher, friend, neighbor or family member. Select a needed item from our online catalog, and every recipient will receive a CFC ornament and a card letting them know of your gift...

Painting pictures. Singing songs. Playing with friends. Learning the alphabet. Kindergarten is a place full of smiles, a place where kids learn that learning is fun. Kindergarten classrooms in Cambodia are much like those in America or Singapore with one glaring exception – Kindergarten simply isn’t available to most Cambodian children. Thanks to supporters like...

In this issue:

– CFC kindergarten program serves as example for Cambodia
– Siem Reap campuses receive much needed improvements
– Gender Equity Program reaches out to preschool mothers and caregivers

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In this issue:

– Tenth annual Career Fair and highlight of Career Preparation Program
– Libertyville High School returns to Siem Reap
– Summer volunteer trips hail from all around the globe: Seattle, Italy, Singapore, Canada and more!

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Submitted by Abe Pachikara, avid photographer and CFC supporter, who visited CFC schools in early July accompanied by his two sons. To view a collection of photos from Abe’s visit, please click here. To celebrate my birthday on July 8th, I treated myself to a visit to Aranh, one CFC’s schools in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Click here to read our 2018 Annual Report.

In this issue:

– Natalie Bastow retires as CFC Chief Operating Officer
– Jamie Amelio represents CFC at Meridien International Center’s Diplomacy Forum
– Singapore Quiz Night
– Singapore schools contribute generous donations towards hygiene program, ICT and service trip

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This article by Paul Millar published in late May by the website Globe: Lines of Thought Across Southeast Asia highlights many of CFC’s cornerstone programs and goals – teacher quality and training, STEM, focus on early childhood education the early grades, attention to lower secondary enrollment rates, development of school leadership, and more. This is...

This timely article from Asia Times (“Cultivating the reading habit in Cambodia” – May 31, 2019) coincides with national reading day programs that will take place at CFC primary schools on Thursday, June 13th. CFC’s focus on literacy begins with our Early Childhood Education program and extends through students’ high school years. Our nine school...

Submitted by Zackiri Kith, youth volunteer My name is Zackiri Kith. I’m currently a Boy Scout working towards the rank of Eagle Scout, one of the highest achievements in scouting. An Eagle Scout candidate has to first plan, receive approval, and execute a community service project in order to achieve the Eagle Scout. For my...

In this issue:

– Faculty and staff celebrate 10+ years of working for CFC
– Growth in Cambodian leadership: Introducing our new Deputy Directors
– Twelve years of international teacher training with Tanglin Trust School educators

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In this issue:

– Singapore celebrates CFC Day
– Founder Jamie Amelio is “Staying Bothered”
– Tanglin Trust School JASS students record fundraising efforts

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Experience the power of CFC’s work and the shared spirit of giving! Your support and participation will Make A Difference to our school communities by enhancing facilities and campus grounds. We are exploring dates for our 2019-2020 M.A.D. trips. Let us know if you have an interest in any of the following potential trips. June...

Submitted by Kelly Procida, CFC’s Youth Ambassador and UN Youth Representative In eighth grade while living in Singapore, my family and I went on a volunteer trip to Cambodia with CFC. At the time, I didn’t know that this single trip would change my life forever. While there, we helped to build a library and...

CFC extends our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Roderick Lappin, a friend and loyal supporter of CFC. In Memory of Roderick Lappin – Remembering a great man, husband, father, son, brother, friend, mentor, leader, who inspired so many and cared deeply for those around him. Rod touched so many lives. He will...

Submitted by Renee France, CFC Singapore Operations Manager (photographed, at right, with other Singapore volunteers) Wanting to highlight the efforts of CFC’s Singapore volunteer team, I decided to keep a diary for one week, focusing on the week we celebrated CFC day. Here’s your behind-the-scenes look at Team Singapore! Monday 21st: CFC Day! I started...

Submitted by M.C. Nguyen (“Charlie”), CFC intern (Centennial College – Toronto, Canada) My exhaustion and jetlag were nearly gone when I stepped onto the Aranh campus, and my first impressions of the school were amazing. The facilities for the primary, middle school and high school exceeded my expectations: there were neat and spacious multi- purposes...

Submitted by Euijeong (“Sophia”) Oh, CFC intern (Centennial College – Toronto, Canada) I’m the kind of person who always dreams about my future. I’m studying special events planning at Centennial College in Canada. There are lots of jobs for me to consider after graduating – working at hotels, restaurants, or event-planning companies. However, I’ve always...

In this issue:

– Race to Better Education 2019: Breaking Records!
– Dental Screenings show improved dental health
– Singapore American School High School Club volunteer trip

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Submitted by Peik Chun Chun is a former CFC student and current CFC Career Preparation Assistant. “On December 2, 2018, I ran a Khmer Empire half-marathon with CFC family in front of the famous Angkor Wat temples. I felt so excited to meet many people from difference places all around the world. This year I...

Submitted by Christin Spoolstra, former CFC Deputy Country Director In 2016, I ran my first-ever 10km at Angkor Wat alongside CFC as part of the first annual Race to Better Education. As I crossed that finish line, the sweat was mixed with pride – pride in myself and my personal accomplishment but also pride in...

Thank you to our 2018 Giving Tree supporters. Here’s a snapshot of all that you made possible with your generous donations!

In this edition:

– Thank you to our generous 2018 donors!
– New England Chapter gaining momentum: stay tuned for Sep 2019 golf event!
– Evolve MMA (Singapore) holiday collection drive

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A new year is coming, and for some of you, that might mean looking for a new cause to support. We welcome your support, but we also know how difficult it can be to determine which charities are worthwhile and reliable. CFC is proud to have received recognition and a badge of trust from Give.org...

Thank you for your generosity on Giving Tuesday! Supporters – new and returning – from around the world showed their orange love with incredible support of CFC. We earned our $25K match, and now hundreds of Cambodian children will benefit from access to education and the promise of a better life!

Submitted by Renee France, CFC Singapore Operations Manager My six-year old daughter, Vivienne (Vivi), and her friend, Isabella (Bella), are both students at the Canadian International School (CIS) in Singapore. A few weeks ago, the school newsletter advertised the Kid’s Spartan Race in Singapore, an 800m dash complete with various obstacles – climbing, crawling, running...

Click here to read our 2017 Annual Report.

‘Tis the Season for Giving! Give a lasting gift this holiday season with a donation that supports a Cambodian child’s education. Honor a teacher, friend, neighbor or family member. Select a needed item from our online catalog, and every recipient will receive a CFC ornament and a card letting them know of your gift...

We are proud to announce that we have earned a 2018 Top Rated award from Great Nonprofits. Great Nonprofits is the leading platform for community-sourced stories about nonprofits – stories submitted by people who now CFC best (our donors, volunteers and all who have experienced the impact of our work). Thank you to all who...

Submitted by volunteer Charlotte Sansom Charlotte wrote this reflection after spending time in Siem Reap in August 2018 conducting research for her dissertation research. Charlotte’s mother, Katie Sansom, a teacher at Tanglin Trust School in Singapore, has been an integral leader for CFC’s international teacher training program since its early days. I grew up in...

In this edition:

– New England Chapter’s Boston Common Walk
– San Francisco Charity Gala
– Austin 15th Anniversary Luncheon

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In this issue:

– Jeanette Spinelli Aranh Primary School library donation
– Microsoft Corporate volunteer project
– CFC graduates move on to Sala Bai postings
– Health screenings

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Our Impact This Year

  • 2020 Students

    6800

  • Schools

    21

  • Cost to Educate a Child

    $180

  • Meals Served

    2,000,000

  • Toothbrushes Provided

    20,000

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