History of CFC

CfC provides humanitarian care and educational support in 80 rural Cambodia villages. Its headquarters are based in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia.

CfC is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) or charity, which was started by Norman and Fi Teece, and their Cambodian son Khemera, when they saw the desperate need of many children in Cambodia. In 2011 Jonny and Jill Hamill moved to Cambodia to assist Norman and Fi and, in 2012, formal day to day running was handed over to Jonny and Khemera in partnership.

CfC has been registered with the Cambodian government since July 2001. Its primary objective has always been to see Khmer people caring for Khmer people in spiritual and practical ways.

From its beginnings in 1997, CfC has given employment to widows and other very poor people making, resourcing and selling traditional and specially designed crafts. Initially the aim was to help feed, clothe, provide shelter and find a way to educate their children.

In October 2000, CfC started taking in orphans and abandoned children, beginning with two sisters and a brother. Most of the children arrive without any education and after some preparation they go to local schools.

CFC stopped receiving children into residential care in January 2012 and numbers in the home started to decline gradually from that time. In August 2015 the children home formally closed and the remaining children were reintegrated into their home communities. CFC continues to remain in contact with these children and has committed to continue to support their education

Through its village network, CfC reaches over 3,400 children in a daily basis. Throughout Cambodia CfC employs over 100 staff with additional volunteers supporting its work.

Read About our village work