Funding to lift children from extreme poverty

Funding to lift children from extreme poverty

From Eric Leddel

Cambodian Children's Fund lifts children out of extreme poverty by offering education over handouts. Lets help CCF maintain its vital programs through the global pandemic. (Please scroll above photos and videos)

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In 2016, Sharon, Noah, Eden and I visited Cambodia Children's Fund. 

 https://www.cambodianchildrensfund.org 

We spent a week in Phnom Penh volunteering and since then we have visited a few times a year and sponsor a CCF child.   

We were so inspired by our first trip that both children have subsequently returned to CCF for school projects and Sharon and I are intimately involved in the organisation.  

My Fund Raising Campaign

Since the Global Pandemic, the CCF community has been hit hard, as the economy has stalled, schools have not been in session and the fundraising pipelines face challenges. 

For my 50th Birthday, I would like to do something meaningful and lasting and involve my friends/network. My 50th birthday wish is to support this community that desperately needs our help.

If we can meet the goal, we can fund teacher salaries and education programming including Girls in STEM, visual arts, music & dance programs and ensure much needed classroom upgrades take place which include computers.

If 500 of my friends and family replace 1 weekly Venti coffee ($5 USD) for 10 weeks, we can raise $25,000 USD. Thats $50 USD donation or more from 500 friends to help lift these children from the most impoverished conditions.  We can do it - right!

CCF Background Information:

CCF sits in the Steung Mean Chey district, which at one time was a disposal site for chemical companies, hospitals, heavy industry and was the largest environmentally toxic and dangerous environments in South East Asia.  While they scavenge, children and their families were under constant threat of violence, sexual abuse, trafficking, and disease.

When we first visited in 2016, although the dump was no longer open, the area was still a draw for Cambodians below the poverty line, looking to earn a living by scavenging off the old dumpsite.  

Scott Neeson founded CCF in 2004, which started with him trying to save a handful of children from this dangerous, desolate existence.

Scott's Story: (Video above)

16 years later,  Scott and CCF a 501(c)(3)  have retained a 4/4 star NGO rating that has changed the lives of thousands of children and their families :

Charity Navigator Rating

CCF's mission is to transform the most impoverished children into tomorrows leaders. 

The CCF operating model (video above):  

CCF has developed a robust poverty reduction and community development model based on three key principles: 

  • Education is Key
  • Removing barriers to education that keep children out of school, such as offsetting loss of earnings of child labor, dressing urgent food, clean water and healthcare needs.
  • Build a community For Children to prosper, their families need support.

CCF operates over 60 intertwined project in 6 key program areas.

  • Education 
  • Career and Life Skills
  • Healthcare
  • Childcare
  • Leadership
  • Community Outreach

But challenges are on-going,  and the children and community need our support.  For more information or how to get involved, please check out their website or contact me:

https://www.cambodianchildrensfund.org

If you would like to make a larger tax free donation, please let me know.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Eric 

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