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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, [...]

Rotha the Wiz

By | December 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|

Over the past year Rotha, a fourth-grader, has become one of the most successful students at Children’s Future. Since Rotha joined our program last year, he has been a regular around the Children’s Future Library, where students are welcome to expand their curiosity in reading and receive support in their curricular studies. Here, he takes [...]

Sreymom and her Guitar

By | August 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|

In order to celebrate the end of this school year, CFI school is preparing a certificate-giving ceremony accompanied by student-lead dancing and singing activities. Sreymom is one of the students preparing to perform: I play guitar at CFI when there is a music activity because it makes the group of students happy, and it makes [...]

Hope in Sochenda

By | August 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|

When Children's Future first encountered Sochenda, age 9, and her family, none of the children were in school. Their mother was a widow and the only caretaker of six children. Children's Future supported the family with food and rice and made it possible for them to move back into their home and for the children [...]

Welcoming Our New Executive Director

By | July 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|

Children's Future is pleased to announce its new Executive Director, Austin Klemmer. Austin has been working with Children’s Future since January 2015, starting as a Communications Intern and moving on to become the Communications Director. He has been integral element in the growth and success of Children’s Future. The New York native has extensive personal [...]