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Unintended Consequences

By | June 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

In development, as in most fields, unintended consequences are inevitable. The true test is how an organization handles those consequences. Children’s Future dealt with one such issue this month, when Kimhour, a 13-year-old grade 6 student, stopped attending her after school classes at the learning center. Until recently, Kimhour’s family was receiving monthly rice stipends [...]

Data Driven Social Work

By | June 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

We often talk about the great work being done for the children of Battambang, and now we finally have the data to back it up. This month, CFI supporter Nikki Bernabe (MSW Candidate, U. Denver), shared the findings of her evaluation of Children’s Future’s social work program. The impact evaluation analyzed a sample of Children’s [...]

Safety First During the Holidays

By | May 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

April 14th marked the most important holiday in Cambodian culture: Khmer New Year. The week-long break is full of festivities, games, and, most importantly, family reunions. However, in the rural areas of Battambang, the New Year break is a time when many children go missing. Because of the proximity to the Thai border, the lack [...]

Khmer New Year: Student Award Ceremony

By | May 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

In advance of the Khmer New Year break, Children’s Future celebrated The Outstanding Student Award Ceremony. At these ceremonies, which happen twice a year, students are awarded for their achievements in school. Of the 161 students taking after-school classes at the learning center, 27 students were recognized for perfect attendance meaning 60 students received recognition [...]

Farewell, Fong!

By | April 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Last week, the staff said goodbye to computer teacher, network administrator, and long time member of the Children’s Future family, Lorkfong Bot, known to most as Fong. Fong was recently awarded a nine-month scholarship to study programming in Phnom Penh and is leaving to pursue this incredible opportunity. Fong has been volunteering with CFI since [...]

Encouragement Goes a Long Way

By | April 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

At the age of 9, Thearana and her siblings were left to care for themselves when their parents traveled to the Thai border in search of work. Due to the absence of an adult caretaker, Thearana barely attended her classes at public school and was in danger of failing grade four. Children’s Future learned of [...]

A $300 Debt

By | March 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Child trafficking is an unfortunate reality across Cambodia, and especially in areas, like Battambang, near the Thai border. Families struggling to make ends meet are often coerced into selling their children into modern-day slavery, involving manual labor and sex-work. One of Children’s Future’s students, a 12 year-old girl named Sela, fell victim to this unsettling [...]

Keeping Kids in Care

By | March 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Chun Sun, 12 years old, has been the main caretaker for his two young sisters and younger brother for two years year now. Everyday he makes sure his siblings have done their homework, are clean and prepped for school and then drives his youngest sister to Children’s Future on a bicycle. Being the oldest, he [...]

For Kids, By Kids

By | November 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|

This September, Write Our World lead the “Cambodia Writers’ Club,” a bilingual e-book writing workshop, at our Learning Center in Battambang. The workshop was a great opportunity for our students to develop their voice and tell the stories that they think are important. Students aged 11-13 developed e-books that document some aspect of their culture. [...]

Bridging the Gap in Education.

By | November 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|

Last week, Children’s Future welcomed 33 new students into our program. This new group consists of children who have just finished first grade. When Children’s Future performed the entry assessments, we found that only half of these students actually possess the knowledge and skills required to begin second-grade. While Cambodia has seen a big push, [...]