Wednesday, 05 February 2014 23:49

Melinda visits with CIF

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Children are referred to CIF through orphanages, government and non-government agencies or concerned citizens, and many have disabilities, which poses a range of challenges for placement due to Cambodian culture and religious beliefs. But through perseverance and an amazingly talented, committed and highly-qualified team, CIF has seen astounding breakthroughs as whole communities are embracing children in need through family-based care.  I can't describe the blessing it was to meet these people, and the precious children who are positively thriving, being loved and cared for by their new (and not-so-new) families and the community that has enmeshed itself around them.

 

Starting with a small team working to train, assess and support just a handful of families in 2006, CIF continues this work to now support over 100 children placed with families all over Cambodia.  It also partners with key organisations such as Chab Dai to educate communities about child protection, human trafficking and sexual abuse, and SFAC, which is a professional social work training and consulting organisation with a passion to see better services for orphaned and abandoned children in developing and emerging nations.

Development Accord is excited to be supporting the CIF’s work and we hope you are too. We are passionate about their holistic, grass-roots approach to supporting and developing their communities from the most pivotal unit: the family, and there is a wonderful synergy between our sustainable funding model and the long term requirement for funding to support these families.

We look forward to bringing your more wonderful stories from CIF in the future.

DevA Director, Melinda Harvey

NB.  DevA Funds were not used to fund any aspect of this visit. All costs associated were met by the Director.

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