Caring for Cambodia (CFC)
Caring for Cambodia (CFC) is educating a generation of Cambodian children today, to make a difference for Cambodia’s tomorrow. Their schools are safe, modern and technologically equipped. They train teachers, provide tools, and remove barriers to learning. They build Cambodian leadership to guide and sustain these schools, so that generations of CFC graduates can reach their highest potential and make valuable contributions to their community.
Cambodia is a country deeply scarred by mass genocide committed by the Khmer Rouge regime from 1975 – 1979, a tragedy that killed an estimated 1.7 million people. Targeted in the genocide were the country’s educated class and its professionals, leaving the nation and future generations with few role models as its people worked first to survive, and then to rebuild.
When Founder Jamie Amelio first visited Cambodia in 2003, she discovered a country rich in culture, history and beauty, but desperately lacking educational mentors. Caring for Cambodia (CFC) was founded later that same year, and with the support of over 4,000 financial supporters and a team of over 250 committed volunteers, CFC now provides a world class education to children from pre-school through high school.See more