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Spreading the Word Across the World

By | December 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Last month, CFI’s country director, Giulia Ciucci, and CFI’s Head of Child Well-Being, Hors Sokhor, travelled to Kansas City for the annual world-wide Signs of Safety conference to present on the great work they’re doing for the children of Battambang. You can see the full presentation at the link below: https://www.signsofsafety.net/2017-gathering-building-local-child-protection-systems-in-rural-cambodia/

Meet Solida

By | December 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Solida is one of CFI’s new social workers, helping to keep the children of Battambang safe. She graduated from University with a degree in Social Work earlier this year, and shortly thereafter moved to Battambang to work for Children’s Future. As a native of Phnom Penh, Solida was surprised by some of the things she [...]

Congratulations CFI Graduates!

By | November 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

SOKHA I’m Sokha. I just graduated from Pannasastra University of Cambodia with a major in TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language). After four years at the University I’m really happy and tired at the same time. I’m happy because I had a chance to enroll in University and learn something new every day. I [...]

The First Week at CFI

By | November 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

This new school year, CFI accepted 28 new students, from 5 to 14 years old, into its after school education program. Each of these students comes to CFI with different experiences, and deals with being in a new environment differently. Some of them fit right in, while others need time to adjust. However, CFI does [...]

Great work, Daro!

By | October 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Daro is one of the highest achieving students at CFI. He is a 12-year-old student who has been with CFI since 2015 and has just finished grade 6 at Prek Chhdor Primary School. After school, he comes to the Learning Center, where CFI provides extra classes in Khmer, Math, English, and Computer skills to students [...]

When No News is Good News

By | October 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Last month, CFI celebrated Pchum Ben, a week-long national holiday for Cambodians to pay respect to their ancestors. During Pchum Ben, people working away from home will travel to their home village to spend time with their family and make offerings of food, robes, candles, and incense to monks at the local temples. According to [...]

Community Leaders in Child Safety

By | September 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

At the end of last month, Children’s Future held a meeting to promote the Child Safe Network with several key local stakeholders, including the Deputy Governor of Ek Phnom District, District Women and Children Consultative Committees (WCCC), the Preak Noren Commune Chief, the Peam Ek Commune Chief, the Commune Committee for Women and Children (CCWC), [...]

Saroeung’s Entrepreneurial Spirit

By | August 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

If one were to choose three qualities that best describe Saroeung, a former student currently working as CFI’s Finance Assistant, they would have to be hard-working, entrepreneurial, and independent. When she’s not overseeing CFI’s finances, Saroeung is a full-time student of Management at Build-Bright University and also works part-time as an English teacher with Seed, [...]

Success Starts at Home

By | August 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

In 2011 when the Heng family began working with CFI, they lived in dangerously dilapidated housing on the outskirts of Battambang and often lacked enough food for all six of the family members. The mother, Sreyoun, was the primary source of income for the family, and, even with her eldest daughter working part-time at a [...]

CFI’s Positive Behavior Framework

By | June 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Pictured Above: The school manager, Samith, checks in with a student who had recently overcome behavioral issues. CFI provides a safe environment for at-risk children and young adults living in poverty to develop the skills necessary to succeed in life. Social skills and emotional control are an essential foundation that need to be re-built when children [...]