Greeting from Cambodia!
We are so glad that you have found the web site of the Cambodian Children's Advocacy Foundation (CCAF). We would like to thank you very much for your time to view our programs.
____________________________________________________________________________CCAF Pre-School Project (up date): After one month to start with the new school year 2013-2014, there are 248 students (133 girls) are participating the pre-school project at CCAF 13 schools in Banteay Meas, Chhuk and Kampong Trach districts, Kampot Province. We love to see them and our teachers are happy to teach them. However, we are not sure if CCAF can continue for next year due to lack the commitment from donors. We hope we can maintain.
A pre-school in Paun Village, Banteay Meas District, Kampot Province.
Note: Please view the statistic details by clicking here Statistic Table
The Income Generation Program, update: As we have posted below, we are currently supplying vegetables to the company. Since we started this activity from March 6, 2013 to April 10 , we've sold 1,048 kgs of three different of vegetables and 1,314 ears of corn. We are continuing with this activity, so please contact our team at 010 424 020, 070 232 945 or me at 016 811 720. We can deliver to your restaurants. The income will keep our pre-school and chicken farm projects functioning. Thank you!
Due to poverty, parents left home to work in away in Thailand. Here is a short story of a boy who is a pre-school student of CCAF:
An Kimheng is 3 year-old boy. His parents left Cambodia to work in Thailand as the seasonal workers in order to earn income. Now Kimheng is living with his grandmother who is a widow. They are living in Banteay Meas District, Kampot Province. Kimhheng is attending one of the 13 pre-schools of CCAF in Banteay Meas. He enjoys learning and playing with his classmates.
As many of you have seen that everyday, there are some children from vulnerable families are bagging money in the Phnom Penh City. These children have lacked the opportunity to join the education, and what will happen to their future life?
We thank to donors for supporting CCAF. Without them, the child like Kimheng will follow his parents and will not be able to participate in educational program.
Chicken Farm Project: In Chum Kiri District, Kampot Province our Project staff Pich Chamroeun and Chum Ran conducted an in-house training on chicken farm project for 15 vulnerable families. Some of them are widows and physically disabled person. During the training session, our team worked with them to develop plan of action for this project. The chickens will be delivered to them when the wet season come, which is in late April or early May. Funding support this project is from MRDF in U.K
Our chicken farm project help children to have food: When parents left home to work in away city or in Thailand, only the older brother or sister who takes care of his/her siblings. We noticed that there is lack of food for them to eat before their parents send money for them to buy rice...Our chicken farm project is one of the solution to help these vulnerable children. They can eat eggs and or sell chickens in order to earn money for buying rice. With only five hens and one rooster, the family can have 50 or more chickens within one year.
CCAF Pre-School in Chhuk District, Kampot Province, Cambodia
CCAF was very pleased to received fund from the Richard P.Haugland Foundation to support our pre-school salary teachers. This has allowed us to maintain our pre-school project for rural children in Cambodia. In Chhuk District, CCAF opened a new pre-school in early January this year. When this school we started this school, there was no classroom, and we were happy that the monk offered a place for teaching activities. We thank to the monk! Now, the school director offers a classroom. It is a temporary use only. We need a classroom for our students. Building a shelter for pre-school class, we need US$2,000.00. Welcome, any donation you will make for this appeal. We thank you in advance for your support.
Greeting World Water Day!
March 22nd marks Word Water Day, CCAF is pleased to express our thanks to all donors for supporting our work for rural children and their families. CCAF ensures that our pre-schools have clean water for students.
Achievements February and March, 2013
CCAF is very pleased to announce that we have received donations from two different donors through the ADM Capital Foundation including 1) the Tudor Foundation and 2) the Richard P. Haugland Foundation. The Tudor Foundation supports our income generating program and the Richard P. Haugland supports our preschool project. In addition, our funding partner (the Methodist Relief and Development Fund (MRDF) grants to CCAF helps to implement our ongoing family chicken farm project. Here is what we are doing with the funds we have received from these donors:
1. Income Generation Program: The Master Suki Soup and Master Grill Co., Ltd has accepted CCAF as one of the vegetable suppliers for this company. The income from sale will be supported the CCAF programs in the coming year. We thank to the Tudor Foundation for their donation. The images below show the vegetable we are currently supplying to the company.
2. Pre-School Project: Our pre-school teachers and students are very happy that they are able to continue the pre-school activities. We also, thank to the commune council in Banteay Meas District, Kampot Province who have allocated fund to support the salary of ten teachers.
Case Study of Pov Cheng: Chrak Sdao Village is located in east of Banteay Meas District, Kampot Province, Cambodia. This village is one of the rural communities. In 2009, CCAF received a grant from the Grapes for Humanity in Canada, and we opened six different pre-schools in Banteay Meas District including a pre-school class in Chrak Sdao village.
Pov Cheng who is five year old, joined the CCAF pre-school when he was three year old (according to his mother and our teacher). He is one of the good students. He likes to study and help his parents. So, what does he do?
When CCAF Teacher Chanthan and I visited him on the 13th March, 2013, afternoon, at his home, we saw him preparing plastic bucket to collect water for his mother to feed the pigs (I saw his pigs but forget to count them). In Cambodia at this time it is a dry season. Many area lack the water. There are some deep wells but some of them have no water. You can imagine that the little boy carries two plastic buckets with full of water (about 5kgs), and the well is away from his home.
I waked follow him, and I saw Cheng stopped one time on the way back home. "It is so heavy and I need to relax" Cheng said. I forgot to mention that his father is a worker of the cement factory. His mother told me that Cheng is always help her to collect water from well of her neighbor. After collecting water, Cheng spent his few time to write and read letter of what he learned from the school. His mother likes him very much, from what I noticed!
The next morning of the 14th, March, 2013, I visited the pre-school and saw Cheng came to school. I asked Cheng "do you like to study? and he said yes!". I saw Cheng enjoyed learning at the school very much. Next year, he will be six year old, so he will start grade one at the primary school in the community.
CCAF would like to thank all donors for supporting our work.
3. Family Chicken Farm Project: Once again, we thank to our funding partner MRDF for providing fund to support this project. We are currently working with 15 vulnerable families in Chum Kiri District, Kampot Province on planing, managing and monitoring the chicken farm. Our team have also conduct home visit to the previous beneficiaries who will need to return chicken to CCAF for next families.
Achievements in January 2013
Friend of CCAF Robert Kingston visited CCAF pre-school and family chicken farm project in Chuk and Chum Kiri districts. He also met with our teachers in Banteay Meas district. He also spent time to visit CCAF mushroom farm in Kampong Speu Province and in Phnom Penh. During his visit to a CCAF new pre-school, Robert donated teaching materials and donated CCAF US$200.00. He also granted CCAF in the past. Thank him a lot!
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Office: # 225, Street 2001, Sangkat Kakab, Khan Posenchey, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
P.O Box 850, Postal Code 12000
Office phone: (++855) 23 890 186
Cell phone: (++855) 16 811 720