Children’s Fund Wins International Award
25 September 2012 at 11:00 am
Aussie registered Not for Profit, Cambodian Children’s Fund, has been awarded a 2012 WISE Award for its education program.
The CCF’s Generational Change through Education project – which provides education and care for children and families from the Steung Meanchey landfill district near Phnom Penh – was recognised for its “transformative impact on education and society”.
The WISE Awards identify, showcase and promote six innovative educational projects which have had a transformative impact on societies and education, each year.
CCF’s Australian founder, Scott Neeson, said: “We are honoured to have our education program recognised by such a prestigious body.”
“The program’s success is tied to the community inclusiveness.
“As the child advances, so does the family. With family and community engagement, children can truly find their own potential.
“By remaining community-based, there is a natural progression towards independence and local ownership of the program. The future of education lies not in scaling up, but by replicating the community-based model.”
Chairman of WISE, H.E. Sheikh Abdulla bin Ali Al-Thani, said that the winning initiatives were selected not only because of their success, but also because of their innovative approach.
“These are not ordinary education efforts,” he said.
CCF says that over the past 4 years, its education program has developed into a comprehensive learning resource, combining public school education with CCF’s own intensive education that includes English language classes, computer training and leadership training.
This year CCF is among six WISE Award winners from around the world who will be honoured at the 2012 WISE Summit, November 13 – 15, in Doha, Qatar.