Dec 22, 2020

COVID-19 Response Update- December 2020

Thank you so much for supporting the work of protecting a community of vulnerability from the risks of Covid-19.

We have been working hard to continue to protect our community from the risks of Covid-19 and adapt to the changing situation on the ground. 

Schools were beginning to be reopened in Cambodia in a staggered approach, and CCF students were attending schools in different ways. All CCF schools were opened to CCF students from 4th November - but shut down once again in the Phnom Penh and Kandal provinces for two weeks from 8th November, due to a number of confirmed positive cases amongst government members following a meeting with the Hungarian foreign minister.

Following a lack of positive cases two weeks on from the government meeting, the government has announced that all schools can reopen from Monday 23rd November.

However, schools were closed again indefinitely across the country from 30th November following several positive cases (community transmission). Grade 12 exams were canceled, with all students in  Cambodia receiving a passing grade.

The opening of the new academic year 2020 - 2021 is tentatively due on 11 Jan. 2021. 

We still continue to supply hand sanitizers, hand soap, and maintain hand-washing stations, taking temperatures of all staff, students, and community members before they enter CCF facilities, and ensuring families are equipped with masks.

Your donations have and will continue to allow us to ensure CCF students and families have the proper protective equipment necessary to prevent COVID-19, so they can continue to remain safe while continuing their education, whether in person or from a distance.

Thank you for your support during this tumultuous year. 

Hope you remain healthy and well.

Aug 25, 2020

COVID-19 Response Update

Thank you so much for your support keeping vulnerable Cambodian children and their families safe from the risks posed by COVID-19. Your support during this time means more to us than you know.

At Cambodian Children's Fund, we are working hard to continue to respond to the challenges COVID-19 poses on the community we serve thanks to our generous supporters.

As Cambodia adapts to living with the risks of COVID-19 and develops a plan for students to return to school, supplying students and families with proper hygienic supplies remains crucial.

As of August 24th, Cambodia has had 273 reported cases of Covid-19, though, with testing and reporting challenges, the actual number of cases is anticipated to be higher.

Cambodia's restrictions upon international travelers entering the country remain quite specific, though with the recent Khmer New Year (postposed) week holiday and the upcoming Pchum Ben holiday, travel and movement within the country have increased, and CCF continues to closely monitor cases.

Students in grades 9 recently had their national exams-the 9th grade exams determine a student’s placement in upper secondary school, and the 12th grade exams double as university entrance exams for students who pass.

It has been and continues to be a priority to prepare students to succeed in these exams as safely and distanced as possible.

Of the 86 grade 9 students who took the exam in August, 85 passed- a 99% pass rate- a rate we are proud of given all the additional challenges of preparing and educating our students from a distance.

With guidance from the Cambodian Ministry of Education, grade 12 students will begin to study in small, distanced groups at our STEM facility so they are prepared for these significant exams.

The rest of the grades will remain distance learning until November when the Cambodian Ministry of Education anticipates schools will resume with precautions in place, though this may change.

We have continued to supply hand sanitizers, hand soap, and maintain hand-washing stations, taking temperatures of all staff, students, and community members before they enter CCF facilities, and ensuring families are equipped with masks.

Your donations have and will continue to allow us to ensure CCF students and families have the proper protective equipment necessary to prevent COVID-19, so they can continue to remain safe while continuing their education.

Thank you for your support! 

We hope you and yours are remaining safe and healthy.

May 27, 2015

Project is Closing

We have just about reached nearly 18% of our goal that will enable us to build and maintain community gardens for more than 10,000 kids and their families in the CCF community. We will be deactivating this project on GlobalGiving and will continue to raise funds through our exisiting donor development efforts. 
Full funding of $10,000 will provide garden plots for twelve CCF facilities and World Housing sites as well as vertical gardens for our daycare and community centers and playgrounds. This funding will also provide community space for our World Housing Sites that curently contain 100 homes for CCF families.
The CCF Community Garden Project will create green spaces within CCF communities, satellite schools and live-in facilities--promoting healthy eating, self-sufficiency, "hands on" educational opportunities and enhancing day to day living environments for thousands of people. Community gardens will also provide a cost effective food source: families tending the gardens will consume the produce and the excess will be 
shared, or sold to provide a small self-sustainable income.
Thank you for your terrific support!               
 
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