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“We got a safe house now!”

By |2021-02-02T17:22:06+07:00February 2nd, 2021|Student reporters|

A suitable home is key for families to feel safe, healthy and to thrive. Home is the place that children come back to, a place where they can feel safe, educated, and nurtured. Home is more than just four walls it is the place for the family to enjoy time together, laugh, and build [...]

“It starts from us”

By |2021-02-02T17:15:37+07:00February 2nd, 2021|Student reporters|

At CFI we know that working in partnership will make a huge difference not just for us but also for the families and communities we work with. At CFI we are committed to working with local communities to ensure children are safe, with a key issue is ensuring we have a shared understanding of [...]

“COVID-19 Can’t Stop Us…”

By |2021-01-06T11:50:06+07:00January 5th, 2021|Student reporters|

COVID-19 has changed the way we work. It isn’t safe to do activities with big groups of people. So we changed from meeting in-person to online, we asked our staff to stagger their schedules at the office and work from home. All of this has helped us ensure we practice safe social distancing. It [...]

“We completed the Bronze level…”

By |2021-01-05T17:00:20+07:00January 5th, 2021|Student reporters|

Duke of Edinburgh International Award (DofE) is a program that helps young people experience new things, have fun with friends, and have the opportunity to discover new interests and talents. It’s also a tool to develop essential skills for life and work. The DofE is many things to many people, supporting generations to successfully [...]

“I will not miss the lesson again…!”

By |2020-11-30T14:30:38+07:00November 30th, 2020|Student reporters|

COVID-19 is affecting all sorts of things around the world. People can’t do the things they usually do like traveling, having large parties, or attending big events like concerts. Here in Cambodia students can’t go to school or meet each other in person. This has a huge impact on the people who lost their [...]

“The worst floods in decades…”

By |2020-11-30T11:52:55+07:00November 30th, 2020|Student reporters|

The year 2020 has been horrible for so many. Recently, in Cambodia, we had the worst floods of the decade. The floods killed 39 people, with 22 in Banteay Meanchey province, and affected 110 cities and districts in 19 of the 25 provinces and Phnom Penh capital city. A total of 120,785 families or [...]

“We achieved beyond our expectations…”

By |2020-11-03T16:32:18+07:00November 3rd, 2020|Student reporters|

This month has seen some other exciting projects take place. We ran our first Community Campaign supported by the European Union (FCF/REaCT). For two weeks all CFI staff shared three important messages regarding keeping children with families. We achieved amazing reach, well beyond our expectations, by telling people directly, speaking to University students, and [...]

“We love sharing…”

By |2020-11-03T11:46:57+07:00November 3rd, 2020|Student reporters|

CFI had been successfully running the Next Generation Initiative (NGI) program supported by Rotary International with the young people in the Ek Phnom district. NGI helps young people get ‘job ready’ by exploring life skills and employment skills. In the past year, we had groups of students who finished the program and turned out [...]

“I’ve learned a lot from them…”

By |2020-11-03T11:39:12+07:00November 3rd, 2020|Student reporters|

This month we had a new social worker to start work with us. Vanna was an intern at CFI and this month joined us as a full-time staff member - another success of our intern program. During this period she completed her first home visit​ to follow up with families that were impacted by [...]

“Pchum Ben Day Has Changed”

By |2020-10-02T09:55:43+07:00October 2nd, 2020|Student reporters|

In the previous newsletter, we talked about how different Khmer New Year was, due to COVID-19 in Cambodia. This month we want to tell you more about another big holiday and celebration day during the year which is Pchum Ben Day! Pchum Ben is one of the largest festivals in Cambodia. Every year in [...]