Meet Vasin

By | February 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Vasin is one of the highest achieving students at CFI. She is nine years old and started studying with CFI in October 2017. Vasin has two older brothers and is the youngest child in her family. After public school ends, she comes to the Learning Center, where she can take supplementary classes in English, computer [...]

A Visit from a Long-time Friend

By | January 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|

This year was very special for the Children’s Future family as we got to celebrate our annual New Year’s Party with David Asseoff, CFI’s Board President, and his family as well as Jenny Ciucci, CFI’s co-founder. We held the party in the garden behind our learning center. Our garden provides a safe space for the [...]

From Class Joker to Valedictorian

By | January 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Last semester, Daninh, a fourth grade student at CFI, was the joker in his class, frequently misbehaving, talking with other students, and disrupting the lesson. He was beloved by his classmates, but, unfortunately, he wasn’t improving in school. His teachers tried to discipline Daninh, but to no avail. With little success through traditional disciplinary measures, [...]

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), [...]