On June 5th to 6th, 2021, our team will be taking on a challenge to complete a relay run, covering the circumference of Singapore, for a total distance of approximately 130 kilometres. The distance will be split between 5 runners, who will run through the night with the goal to complete within 15 hours.
This challenge will be in an effort to raise awareness and funds to support Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF)’s emergency appeal to help the children of Cambodia and their families, whose lives have been gravely affected by COVID 19.
Our goal is to raise SGD 8,000, which, amongst many other initiatives by CCF, would stretch to...
- Provide over 400 monthly emergency food packs for family of 5, or...
- Support electricity for 60 families in a year, or...
- Support the cost of daily food for one year for 12 children...or
- Support 17 children to kindergarten
Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF) transforms the lives of the most impoverished and neglected children in Cambodia via education, leadership training and direct support programs. Over the past 17 years, CCF has been working to break the cycles of poverty and abuse within the most disadvantaged and vulnerable communities in the country. To date, CCF has helped more than 3,500 children and their families out of poverty. Future generations are incredibly important to enable the country to develop and prosper.
Cases of coronavirus in Cambodia have now passed 22,000, with infections in CCF’s communities, and CCF children and their families are in desperate need of our support. CCF communities are now under the most severe lockdown in Cambodia as the local area of Steung Meanchey, in which CCF operates was declared a COVID Red Zone, as cases continue to rise on a daily basis. Residents are completely forbidden to leave their homes and all markets and shops are closed. People are completely reliant on others for food and essential supplies. CCF is working round the clock to reach all children and families with emergency aid.
CCF have now launched an emergency appeal for donations to fund immediate and long term help for children and their families. Many are unable to work, forcing them into further debt to feed their children and survive day-byday; and with Cambodia’s borders closed again, families who sell recyclables have now lost their income.
CCF and their families desperately need our support to ensure the most vulnerable of families can put food on the table, keep their children in education and not fall further into poverty.