The Cambodian Children’s Fund aims to transform the country's most impoverished children into tomorrow's leaders, by delivering education, family support and community development programmes. One such programme is supported by teamArchie.
CCF was the inspiration of Scott Neeson, who having seen children as young as three scavenging on the Steung Meanchey rubbish dump gave up his career as a film producer with Sony Pictures to dedicate the next 15 years of his life to building a charity which now has over 2,000 children in full time education in Phnom Penh and has just seen its first children graduate from university to become Cambodia’s next generation of young leaders which is particularly poignant following the loss of a generation in the Pol Pot atrocities.
Archie’s aunt, Noni Dale raised funds for teamArchie by completing the Mongolian 100kms run ultra. Following her amazing achievement and fundraising efforts Noni introduced us to CCF and we have subsequently been able to support a leadership programme – our first bursary was awarded to Bo Sreynet who is an inspiration to her community. She has travelled to San Francisco to participate in the youth leadership conference and then to Hong Kong to share her experiences with CCF supporters there.
In spring 2019 we visited CCF in Phnom Penh and had the opportunity to meet the children and see the schools first hand. The dedication of those working within the community is nothing short of humbling.