CFC celebrates our students - past and present
Many of our recent high school graduates are embarking on new adventures. CFC strives to provide our students with the education and schooling that will help them work towards a meaningful future. Over sixty-three percent of CFC graduates go on to university, post-secondary training programs or the workforce. Here are shining examples of what we strive for at CFC - a bright future for Cambodia's youth who will make a difference for Cambodia's tomorrow.
Pursuing Psychology degree through Harpswell Program
, a nineteen-year old graduate of Bakong High School (at right),
was recently accepted into the prestigious Harpswell Program
to study psychology at the Royal University of Phnom Penh. One of eight children born to farmers, Salav is the first in her family to complete high school. The prestigious Harpswell Program is an American-based NGO wtih a mission of empowering a new generation of women leaders in Cambodia. Program recipients receive funding for education, housing and leadership training. Reflecting on her CFC education, Salav appreciates that "CFC has connected me with a lot of good people who are role models I can learn from, who listen to me and share my experiences."
Oasis of Hope program provides interest-free study loans
Three male students from Bakong High School qualified to receive interest-free loans for studies at University of Cambodia in Phnom Penh from Oasis of Hope (OOH)
, an inaugural program started by Eddie Chee (at left with CFC students)
. Mr. Chee took a personal interest in Cambodia and CFC after watching CEO Jamie Amelio's TED talk, "Be Bothered, Stay Bothered"
, and visiting our schools in May 2015. The mission of OOH is to provide opportunities for financially disadvantaged university students to become next generation leaders. Loans cover tuition and living expenses, and the program also focuses on personal skill and technical skills development as well as supplemental conversational English classes. All three CFC students are excited to have this opportunity to attend university and pursue their Bachelors in Information Technology while benefiting from the added counseling from OOH.
Seeking careers in hospitality at Sala Bai School
Bakong High School graduates Lot Soleab
and So Phalla
were accepted by Sala Bai Hotel and Restaurant School
for vocational training in culinary and hospitality careers. Soleab (at left)
training as a housekeeper at the Sokha Hotel and hopes to become a hotel supervisor. Phalla (at right)
is in the midst of restaurant training as the first step towards her goal of becoming a hotel general manager. To qualify, candidates must demonstrate financial need, be able read and write, and have at least six years of schooling. Most Sala Bai graduates find employment during their one-year training program and continue on to stable, professional careers in the hospitality industry.
Outstanding Faculty Graduates
Through generous donations made in support of CFC's Faculty Fund, CFC teachers and staff members are eligible for scholarships to support their continued education at the university level. Scholarship recipients continue to fulfill their teaching commitments while attending a minimum of 18 hours of class each week, and they must commit to at least three years of working with CFC schools following completion of their studies.
academic year, twenty-one teachers completed their bachelor studies in programs ranging from Khmer language, mathematics, management and law. These candidates included Voeun Vantha
, CFC's ICT Program Manager (above right)
, who graduated with a Bachelors of Law from Build Bright University in Siem Reap. Another recipient of a Bachelors of Law degree was Ouk Chanda (at left)
, Secondary Schools Coordinator and Vice Principal at Aranh Sakor High School, who graduated second in her class!
Congratulations! You are inspiring role models for so many!