CFC works to achieve its vision through three inter-related and mutually supporting parts:
Around 3,500 children, aged 5 to 16, receive daily supplementary education in our village projects. The children come from poor families for whom lack of finance is a significant barrier to the educating of their children. Our programme assists children by providing additional classes that supplement the government education that they receive. Classes in English, Khmer, Mathematics, Health and Hygiene, and Child Protection are offered.
Children don’t stay children for long. They quickly grow up and require help and support in different ways. The Youth project helps young people as they transition from childhood to adulthood. Each youth project brings local young people together for sport, life skills training, community volunteer work and English classes. Exceptional and hard-working young people can apply for one of our skills or university scholarships.
The Family Project provides training in a variety of disciplines that aim towards community development and empowerment: for example, agricultural techniques and parenting skills. CfC also assist families in developing small business through the establishment of community savings schemes. Farmers, taxi drivers and small shop owners have been given a ‘foot up’ through this scheme.