WE ARE CKF! 
More amazing people we would like to bring your attention to! Paul and Michelle from the Coach & Horses Inn Clarkefield . This beautiful couple have volunteered in Cambodia and sponsor a number of our little friends. If that wasn’t enough help in itself, Paul and Michelle also dedicate their time to plugging the foundation whenever they can, which has lead to lots and lots of random donations coming in, one in particular that helped CKF not only to establish a interest free loan and family financial assistance but also helps to keep it running throughout the year! Paul and Michelle and the beautiful staff at the Coach and Horses Inn are truly generous and selfless individuals dedicated to doing good in the local and global community! Thanks guys! You’re CKF heroes!

WE ARE CKF!

More amazing people we would like to bring your attention to! Paul and Michelle from the Coach & Horses Inn Clarkefield . This beautiful couple have volunteered in Cambodia and sponsor a number of our little friends. If that wasn’t enough help in itself, Paul and Michelle also dedicate their time to plugging the foundation whenever they can, which has lead to lots and lots of random donations coming in, one in particular that helped CKF not only to establish a interest free loan and family financial assistance but also helps to keep it running throughout the year! Paul and Michelle and the beautiful staff at the Coach and Horses Inn are truly generous and selfless individuals dedicated to doing good in the local and global community! Thanks guys! You’re CKF heroes!

WE ARE CKF! 
The first person we want to bring to attention is Faye Horsman. Faye is from Port Sorell, Tasmania.  She is a mother of 6 and grandmother of plenty. She lives at Port Sorell and her hobbies are gardenng, quilting and sewing. One of her goals is to contibute to a community event/fundraiser each year. When she heard about a trip that Latrobe High School were planning to go over and help CKF on a mishcam she got on board and decided to make the sporting bibs for the children at SIS. James (her husband) says she stops short of nothing but perfection and she always enjoys the challenge of doing something new - which making the bibs was. Friends describe her as a humble, friendly and mischievous woman. Faye is CKF, she works hard with her own family and donates hours to community service. CKF is so lucky and happy to have people such as Faye behind us! Thanks Faye! You’re a Champion!

WE ARE CKF!

The first person we want to bring to attention is Faye Horsman. Faye is from Port Sorell, Tasmania.

She is a mother of 6 and grandmother of plenty. She lives at Port Sorell and her hobbies are gardenng, quilting and sewing. One of her goals is to contibute to a community event/fundraiser each year. When she heard about a trip that Latrobe High School were planning to go over and help CKF on a mishcam she got on board and decided to make the sporting bibs for the children at SIS. James (her husband) says she stops short of nothing but perfection and she always enjoys the challenge of doing something new - which making the bibs was.

Friends describe her as a humble, friendly and mischievous woman. Faye is CKF, she works hard with her own family and donates hours to community service. CKF is so lucky and happy to have people such as Faye behind us! Thanks Faye! You’re a Champion!

WE ARE CKF! YOU ARE CKF!

Hey Friends! CKF is relies upon the generosity and hard work of the ‘little guys’ The people that look after their own families, as well as their little child in Cambodia, the people who give up a coffee a day to donate a little bit to ensuring our projects keep running, the teenagers and primary school kids who talk about CKF and hassle their amazing schools into putting on a casual clothing day, the blokes who cook BBQs out the front of coles and Bunnings for us in rain, hail or shine, the wonderful crazies who run, ride and swim hundreds of Kms all in aid of CKF and what we do! CKF is an organization run for beautiful people by beautiful people. We’re not a huge corporation and sometimes we struggle to make ends meet, but we always do because it’s the little people with the HUGE hearts that always get us across the line and ensure everything keeps running smoothly. This week everyday we will be celebrating these amazing people by posting stories and photos on what they give up and do to help CKF. Thank you! You are generous, beautiful, kind, amazing, You are CKF.

SEW GOOD - HANDMADE IN CAMBODIA.

SO as you all my be aware of now, all of us at the Cambodian Kids Foundation love coming up with new ideas to raise funds and to help people in Cambodia get ahead and break the poverty cycle! 

So this is our newest initiative - Sew Good!

Everyone wants to do good in the world, but sometimes it’s not all that easy. 
Sew Good makes it simple: Buy this product and make a Cambodian Smile. 

All of our products are ethically handmade by the Cambodian Women in Soksan Village. They’re learning profitable skills like sewing, pattern-making and designing, and for the first time in their lives they have access to a sustainable and fair income. Our women are bringing up young families into a life of opportunity and happiness. But the fact we’re proud of most, is that they’re doing it all in a safe and caring environment.
The BEST things are made with love!  

Things you Should know about us!

- Fair Salaries - Our women are paid double the national average wage, with fair sick and personal leave.

-Learning - We offer the best training possible, by industry professional from around the world.

-Safe and Sound - All out staff are fully covered for medical care by us. We also offer a safe place for victims of domestic violence while they recover and get back on their feet.

-Room to grow - Our generous incentives and bonus scheme means they will be encouraged to develop their skills and move up.

-Families - We have a generous paid maternity program, and provide a complete education from creche all the way to university and beyond! 

Please Check us out on www.facebook.com/sewgoodcambodia



 

Darlin’s first day of public school!!
Meet the most beautiful little Miss Darlin, Darlin is the youngest child of her family and she just started public school!
Darlin’s mother, Sy, works at our Soksan International School as the Art teachers Assistant. Darlin has always been at her mothers side, not liking to go anywhere without her - this caused a problem when Darlin went into the Kimyeng Kindergarten, but eventually we got her to come to Kinder every day, then we faced the problem again when Darlin had to move out of Kindergarten and into the Prep class! - but once again after some effort and encouragement we got her to come to school at SIS - so this is a really BIG deal that this little munchkin is leaving Mum and going off to Public School with all the big kids!
Sending our little ones to Public School is all thanks to our friends at Ivanhoe Grammar School (Official School Page), and very special families such as the Henderson Family and many other people who donated to help us raise the funds for our SIS Tuk Tuk school bus! which helps to ensure our littlest Soksan friends are safe when going to school and don’t have to worry about dangerous traffic, or riding their bikes home in the dark or pouring rain!!
Darlin’s public school and her schooling at SIS is all covered by CKF and the amazing sponsors who help to put our Soksan children through School - If you would be interested in helping us send more kids to school please email sam@cambodiankidsfoundation.com (: (:

Darlin’s first day of public school!!

Meet the most beautiful little Miss Darlin, Darlin is the youngest child of her family and she just started public school!

Darlin’s mother, Sy, works at our Soksan International School as the Art teachers Assistant. Darlin has always been at her mothers side, not liking to go anywhere without her - this caused a problem when Darlin went into the Kimyeng Kindergarten, but eventually we got her to come to Kinder every day, then we faced the problem again when Darlin had to move out of Kindergarten and into the Prep class! - but once again after some effort and encouragement we got her to come to school at SIS - so this is a really BIG deal that this little munchkin is leaving Mum and going off to Public School with all the big kids!

Sending our little ones to Public School is all thanks to our friends at Ivanhoe Grammar School (Official School Page), and very special families such as the Henderson Family and many other people who donated to help us raise the funds for our SIS Tuk Tuk school bus! which helps to ensure our littlest Soksan friends are safe when going to school and don’t have to worry about dangerous traffic, or riding their bikes home in the dark or pouring rain!!

Darlin’s public school and her schooling at SIS is all covered by CKF and the amazing sponsors who help to put our Soksan children through School - If you would be interested in helping us send more kids to school please email sam@cambodiankidsfoundation.com (: (:

GET YOUR OWN BEAUTIFUL 2014 PEOPLE & PLANET SOCIAL JUSTICE & ENVIRONMENT DIARY!The 2014 People & Planet diaries have arrived, they are $22.95 and now available for purchase - we can post to anywhere (just pay postage costs!) - They will make GREAT xmas and birthday gifts!! When you purchase a 2014 diary, you help to support the vital work of our 41 not-for-profit partners including the Cambodian Kids Foundation who are tackling the world’s most important social justice and environmental issues.Please comment or PM us if you’d like one, or email sam@cambodiankidsfoundation.com and we will get yours to you ASAP!
GET YOUR OWN BEAUTIFUL 2014 PEOPLE & PLANET SOCIAL JUSTICE & ENVIRONMENT DIARY!

The 2014 People & Planet diaries have arrived, they are $22.95 and now available for purchase - we can post to anywhere (just pay postage costs!) - They will make GREAT xmas and birthday gifts!! 

When you purchase a 2014 diary, you help to support the vital work of our 41 not-for-profit partners including the Cambodian Kids Foundation who are tackling the world’s most important social justice and environmental issues.

Please comment or PM us if you’d like one, or email sam@cambodiankidsfoundation.com and we will get yours to you ASAP!

Mission: Cambodia Volunteer Trips

Over the past few years the Cambodian Kids Foundation has been lucky enough to work with hundreds of amazing people young and old through our Mission: Cambodia Volunteer Trips. These are two week trips that allow you to fully immerse yourself in Cambodian culture and become part of the family in the beautiful Soksan Village.

These trips started as a little idea I had to educate people about Cambodia and the work that CKF does. These trips have now grown to the point where we have most trips booked out and we get to work with lots of really amazing schools from all over Australia.

Our Jan 2014 trips is completely booked out, but we do have a few spots left on our November trip - let me know if you would be interested in coming along!! We’d love to have you, (: x

www.cambodiankidsfoundation.org

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Our Jan 2014 Mission: Cambodia Volunteer Trips is now full to the brim! Can’t wait to have all of these amazing people over working with us!! - there are still a few spots left on our November trip, email sam@cambodiankidsfoundation.com if you are interested in coming along !! (: x

Our Jan 2014 Mission: Cambodia Volunteer Trips is now full to the brim! Can’t wait to have all of these amazing people over working with us!! - there are still a few spots left on our November trip, email sam@cambodiankidsfoundation.com if you are interested in coming along !! (: x

Not Cambodia related BUT A nice cover to get you through your Tuesday

Fun, Hardworking, Caring, Lovely, Passionate, Amazing people! We want you to come and take part in our two week volunteer programs called Mission: Cambodia! Experience Cambodia like a local, work side by side with Khmer people, visit amazing locations, meet lots of amazing people and make a real difference! 

Upcoming Trip dates : 23rd - 6th November 2013 and 4th -18th January 2014. 

email sam@cambodiankidsfoundation.com if you would be interesting in finding out more information!

CKF’s new Media room. 
Thanks to our friends at Ivanhoe Grammar School (Official School Page) we were able to set up our Media room at our Soksan International School. The first use for the room was our Anti Trafficking week where parents and students engages in a number of topics and activities surrounding the problem of human trafficking in Cambodia. The students have also started taking a few simple media inquiry classes, studying movies, listening and comprehension and basic film theory. It’s a great new space which we will be able to use so much and our kids and Soksan Village can get so much out of it!! So great (: x x
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CKF’s new Media room.

Thanks to our friends at Ivanhoe Grammar School (Official School Page) we were able to set up our Media room at our Soksan International School. The first use for the room was our Anti Trafficking week where parents and students engages in a number of topics and activities surrounding the problem of human trafficking in Cambodia. The students have also started taking a few simple media inquiry classes, studying movies, listening and comprehension and basic film theory. It’s a great new space which we will be able to use so much and our kids and Soksan Village can get so much out of it!! So great (: x x

www.facebook.com/cambodiankidsfoundation
www.cambodiankidsfoundation.org 

Three new members of Soksan Village.


Please meet Chunny (7 years), Neat (5) and Nith (3) the newest additions to the beautiful Soksan Village. 5 months ago their mother left them, 3 months later their father also left them both of their whereabouts are currently unknown to anyone. 

The children were basically looking after themselves, with the only person looking over them an older grandma who couldn’t hardly afford to feed herself let alone an additional three little hungry mouths. We heard about these three darlings through one of our families in Soksan Village who kindly asked if the children could move to the village, they said they were happy to take them into their home, to love them and provide them with a caring environment but asked if CKF could form a partnership with the family and if CKF could provide the three children with three meals a day, free schooling and free health care. We agreed and these three are now new members of the village - how cute are they! Nith in particular needs an extra lot of care, she currently had typhoid, a lot of toothaches and open sores on her legs, we will be addressing all health related problems this week as well as getting them all tested for HIV and TB. 

We were lucky enough to have our friends Ivanhoe Grammar School (Official School Page) over with us at the time and two of their students, Tessa and Nick had fundraised a bit of extra money that they wanted to put towards a worthy project. We were able to use some of their funds to purchase the children new clothing, a blanket, school supplies, a backpack and some other nice goodies like toiletries and shoes and colouring books, needless to say the kids were super excited with their gifts and are very happy to be living in Soksan Village and coming to the Soksan International School each day. We’re looking forward to watching these babies grow, All three of these children are currently looking for sponsors, have you ever considered sponsoring a child with CKF? If you have, maybe today is the day to start (: x

Help us get to 2000 likes on facebook,
We only need 8 more likes before we hit the 2000 mark! Can you help spread the word by liking the Cambodian Kids Foundation facebook page 
The more people we can reach, the more impact we can have in helping all our beautiful friends in Cambodia! 
Thanks guys (: x 

Help us get to 2000 likes on facebook,

We only need 8 more likes before we hit the 2000 mark! 
Can you help spread the word by liking the Cambodian Kids Foundation facebook page 

The more people we can reach, the more impact we can have in helping all our beautiful friends in Cambodia! 

Thanks guys (: x 

Finishing up with your final year of high school this year?Why not come along with us on a trip in November (sorry to people who graduate at different times to Australian’s - but you’re still welcome to come on any of our trips! )What could be a better why of celebrating the end of your schooling then getting out and exploring and discovering different places in the world whilst making a huge difference at the same time? Get on it! drop us an email and apply today!
www.facebook.com/cambodiankidsfoundation 

Finishing up with your final year of high school this year?
Why not come along with us on a trip in November (sorry to people who graduate at different times to Australian’s - but you’re still welcome to come on any of our trips! )

What could be a better why of celebrating the end of your schooling then getting out and exploring and discovering different places in the world whilst making a huge difference at the same time? 

Get on it! drop us an email and apply today!

www.facebook.com/cambodiankidsfoundation 

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. –Anne Frank.

Can you help us spread the word of CKF and our work in Cambodia? We’re trying to get to 2000 likes on our facebook page before the end of the week - share this post and tell all your friends to get on board and support the Cambodian Kids Foundation (: x x

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