Impressions of a remote volunteer

By |2022-09-06T08:26:40+07:00September 5th, 2022|Newsletters|

The sounds of a rooster crowing in the background of our video call immediately transported me to rural Cambodia. Next came the sound of the bread vendor with a piercing cry of “parng parng” and the ‘varoom’ of a passing moto. It was the first of several orientation meetings with the CFI team, at [...]

“I will continue to send my child to school every day”

By |2022-09-05T09:20:39+07:00September 5th, 2022|Newsletters|

Thyda is a five-year-old girl living with her 40-year-old father, Yong, and her mother in Korngthum Village, Peam Ek Commune Ek Phnom District Battambang Province. Unfortunately, Thyda’s mother is ill and cannot walk or support the family, and she also has extensive medical bills that the family must pay each month. Between the medical [...]

“We’re expanding the program”

By |2022-05-02T15:49:29+07:00May 2nd, 2022|Newsletters|

It has been almost two years now since public schools have been closed, following government guidelines. Due to the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, all students had to stay home to stay safe, but now they are finally back! As part of the Just For Kicks (JFK) program, CFI is teaching students at [...]

“Everyone’s voice is important”

By |2022-04-01T15:24:23+07:00April 1st, 2022|Newsletters|

Listening to the communities’ voices is what matters most to us! At CFI, we think the best way to discover how to improve services in order for them to meet clients’ needs in the most efficient way is to ask for feedback directly from them. This way our team can see what works and [...]

“Khmer New Year Is Back”

By |2022-04-01T15:19:33+07:00April 1st, 2022|Newsletters|

In Cambodia, there are a lot of public holidays throughout the year but without a doubt, the most exciting out of all is Khmer New Year. On Khmer New Year, people around the country go back to their hometowns and celebrate this special occasion with friends and family. Celebrations usually mean having a fun, [...]

“Welcome Anne to the CFI family”

By |2022-03-10T15:56:57+07:00March 10th, 2022|Newsletters|

Part of CFI’s staff capacity building practice is to have people from other NGO partners or overseas come and train the staff on a specific role for a short period of time. In this way, it can help our staff develop their expertise and unlock their potential to be the best at their work. [...]

“Young girls need to know this!”

By |2022-03-10T16:52:03+07:00March 10th, 2022|Newsletters|

It’s hard living in remote areas and not knowing how to prepare yourself when you grow up as a girl. Sometimes you misunderstand the changes in your body, menstruation, or pregnancy and don’t have anyone to guide you. In the last couple of years, CFI has been focusing on young girls a lot, providing [...]

“I learned how to communicate well with the team!”

By |2022-02-01T11:56:29+07:00February 1st, 2022|Newsletters|

Duke of Edinburgh International Award (DofE) is a program that helps young people experience new things, has 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. Through the DofE program, young people have fun, make friends, improve their [...]