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2013 Marine Corps Marathon CCEdFund Team

March 8, 2013

Registration Opens Tomorrow!

Saturday, March 9th @ 10:30am ET

Run the most popular marathon in the United States!
Last year, the MCM sold out in record time! Reserve your spot early and run with CCEdFund’s second annual MCM team!

How it works:

  1. Register to run with our team and reserve your spot on our 25-person team here: https://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=2088089
  2. Train and raise $650 by August 5th using your personalized fundraising page.
  3. Complete an inspirational race on October 27, 2013 in our nation’s capital.

Why should I?

  1. On top of finishing a marathon (awesome!), you are doing it to send an amazing Cambodian child to school.
  2. When you finish the race, U.S. Marines congratulate you and hang your finisher’s medal on your neck.
  3. You get a guaranteed spot in the nation’s best marathon for first-timers. You will be surrounded by encouragement and our nation’s amazing monuments in DC.
  4. Is completing a marathon on your bucket list? Cross it off in 2013 by running an amazing race for incredible kids.

Some perks:

  1. A Team CCEdFund technical race-day shirt,
  2. A CCEdFund Team Finisher’s Medal,
  3. Enjoy a pre-race dinner; and
  4. Awesome CCEdFund Team training and race-day encouragement.

So, what are you waiting for? Register tomorrow morning and secure your spot!
Learn more about our team here: https://ccedfund.wordpress.com/marine-corps-marathon/
Register here.
No federal or Marine Corps endorsement is implied.

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November 18, 2011

Update: Floods Worsen in Cambodia

October 24, 2011

Continued rains have worsened the flooding in Cambodia and in other SouthEast Asian nations.  Over 240 Cambodian deaths have been attributed to the widespread flooding in the country.  Currently, the main concern is food security since large areas of farmland have been devastated and reports state that up to 60% of the rice crop has been destroyed.  The poorest of an already impoverished nation are those who are suffering the most during this crisis.

CCEdFund’s students remain safe and well.

For other students, access to school has been shut off due to the high waters. “1.2 million Cambodian people affected by this year’s flooding. More than 46,000 households have been displaced and 247 have died.” 
http://www.un.org.kh/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=486:flooding-in-cambodia-delays-the-new-school-year&catid=47:features&Itemid=88

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BONUS DAY!

October 19, 2011

Hi!  Yes, you! 

It is BONUS DAY over at GlobalGiving today.  Have you been thinking about making a difference in the world?  Today is your day!

If you donate to CCEdFund through GlobalGiving today, your donation could go further because GlobalGiving is matching donations.  Today is your day to donate $10 or more– it all helps an ambitious student go to a school on the other side of the world.  Our students have no other chance to go to school without your support.

It gets even better!  They are giving away $1,000 to the organization that recruits the most unique donors.  SHARE this information! Will you please post this link to your Facebook/Twitter page? 

We have 12 hours to make it count!
Visit here: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/ccedfund-scholarships/

 

Flooding in Cambodia Continues…

October 18, 2011

Flooding continues to devastate provinces in Cambodia.
Over 200 people have died in the flooding in Cambodia after the Mekong River flooded its banks from heavy rainfall.   The water has not receded and is causing illness and property devastation throughout the area.  A Cambodian ambassador indicated that 15 towns have been destroyed including the roads to and around them as well as all the farm land.  Fortunately, China, the U.S., and Kuwait are providing some much needed aid to help the flood victims.

We are thankful for the news that CCEdFund’s students remain safe and healthy.  We will continue to check in on their safety and the progress of the cleanup efforts.  The Director of one of our partner organizations sent the picture to the right, with  a view of the river in Siem Reap from the roof of the children’s center. 

 Darryl Soutaris’ pictures were featured through ABC news:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dario20/6240508517/in/set-72157627896008862/

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UN Criticizes proposed Cambodian NGO law

October 5, 2011

A proposed law in Cambodia regulating NGOs has been sent back to the Ministry of the Interior after domestic and international scrutiny and criticism.  Organizations both in and outside of Cambodia claimed that the law had the potential to damage continued development.  NGOs sought to garner attention about the proposed legislation because, had it been adopted as drafted, it would have left NGO operations vulnerable to arbitrary government action.  

In a country still reeling from a prolonged civil war and a genocide, NGOs operate in many sectors to help promote peaceful development.  The political system is often criticized for its lack of transparency and the rule of law is still in developing stages.  The proposed law would have given power to authorities to regulate the actions of NGOs working to improve Cambodia.  There are approximately 3,000 NGOs and associations operating in Cambodia that would be affected by the law.

CCEdFund will continue to monitor developments of the proposed legislation.

Learn More:
Voice of America: http://www.voanews.com/khmer-english/news/human-rights/UN-Rights-Envoy-Cautions-Against-NGO-Law-130795483.html
Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2011/sep/28/special-rapporteur-cambodia-draft-ngo-law
Nonprofit Law Prof Blog: http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/2011/09/cambodiango-law-sent-back-to-ministry-of-interior-for-reconsideration.html