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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 [...]

Children’s Future Life-Lines

By | July 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|

The Children’s Future healthcare and social work teams regularly intervene in situations where a small child’s life is in danger. Often, these children are still infants, and in very dire situations-- Cambodia's infant mortality rate is still the highest in the S.E. Asia. Recently, Children’s Future discovered that Chantha, a younger sibling of three of [...]

Troubling tale. Promising response.

By | June 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|

  For many of the families we help, Children's Future  is the last and only line of defense against domestic abuse.To enhance the protection of children and families, our social workers intervene on such issues with an adaption of the Signs of Safety, a cutting edge framework for child protection, and try to prevent further harm as [...]

Training for the Future

By | April 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Mental health was the focus of this month’s social work training, with an exciting and cutting-edge therapy tool taking center stage. Many of Children’s Future’s students experience distressing situations on an ongoing basis - often losing caretakers, witnessing violence or being subjected to assaults. Additionally, growing up in an environment of severe poverty adversely affects [...]

Departures and Arrivals

By | March 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Dear Children's Future Family, On behalf of the Board of Directors of Children’s Future, I am excited to announce the appointment of Sarah Hidey as the Interim Executive Director of Children’s Future beginning March 22, 2016. This appointment is a result of current Children’s Future Executive Director, Melissa Theesen, accepting a position as the Managing [...]