The Cambodia Children’s Fund has improved the lives of more than 3,000 students and their families living around the Stung Meanchey landfill over the past 15 years, the NGO said in a report today.
The report, released during CCF’s 15th anniversary celebration in the capital, said it provided food and medical care to 6,590 families and supported the education of 3,364 students, 260 of whom have completed higher education.
It noted that among the first batch of 200 students who were rescued in 2004, 68 percent are now studying in university or have graduated. CCF added that it had also built 450 houses for some of those living around the dumpsite.
Scott Neeson, its founder and executive director, today said that over the past 15 years in Cambodia, he has overcome many challenges to help Cambodian children living around Stung Meanchey dump.
“I am so proud to have helped so many living near the dumpsite to change their lives,” he said. “They have become a more organized community, living in hygienic conditions and their children have an education.”
Mr Neeson added that CCF will continue its mission to help more children in the future. He thanked all those who are supporting CCF to carry out its mission.
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