Mission: Training orphans and poor youth in skills they can use to get a job and by their work they can come out of the circle of poverty and contribute to the Cambodian development.
Results: Since October 2011 we build a new technical center in a poor rural area (donboscokep.org) thanks to donors, though we need more funds. Near 10 thousand young people and children from poor communities have been educated and trained by Don Bosco since 1999.
Target demographics: children and young people from rural areas, orphans, abandoned children and young people under risk of human trafficking and children with HIV.
Direct beneficiaries per year: In 2012 we have 1,475 students of the technical schools and 4,303 children in the children fund. Total: 5,778.
Geographic areas served: All Cambodian provinces.
Programs: technical schools, literacy centers, female shelters, child victims of human traffic shelters, children fund, schools constructions, scholarships
I have been in touch with Don Bosco Kep since its revival a couple of years ago. As a Guest House we give quite a few students (front-desk and housekeeping) the opportunity to learn the practical aspects of their studies for a few months at our resort (Kep Lodge). Like this we hope the students are better prepared after their degree with a practical training .
Me personally I worked as a volunteer last year as an IT teacher @ Don Bosco and explained the students more about the World Wide Web and its structure. A smaller team helped me in 2012 to finish the website www.visitkep.com as a practical exercise in composing English sentences and learning how to work with an online database.
The school has grown significantly in the last few years and it is a pleasure to see how many poor students are benefiting from the Don Bosco school and so they can get a better job and therefore a better live than their parents!