Cambodia

CAMBODIA: Don Bosco Foundation Donates Books Ensuring More Students Have Access to Education

By at April 7, 2015 | 2:05 pm

CAMBODIA: Don Bosco Foundation Donates Books Ensuring More Students Have Access to Education

(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco Foundation, located in Phnom Penh, the capital and largest city of Cambodia, recently donated books to a new school library and a literary center for indigenous children in the Ratanakiri Province of northern Cambodia. The literacy center, founded by a Salesian graduate, offers lessons in mathematics, the English language and Khmer, the more...

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CAMBODIA: Don Bosco Kep Awarded USAID Grant to Provide Greater Access for Students with Physical Disabilities

By at March 17, 2015 | 8:12 am

CAMBODIA: Don Bosco Kep Awarded USAID Grant to Provide Greater Access for Students with Physical Disabilities

(MissionNewswire) In January 2015, the Don Bosco Technical School Kep located in southern Cambodia, was awarded a grant from the Office of American Schools and Hospitals Abroad at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Don Bosco Kep plans to use the funds to transform the school buildings into a fully accessible facility granting greater access and ease more...

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CAMBODIA: Life-changing Don Bosco Children’s Fund Helps Poor Students Thrive in School

By at July 15, 2014 | 10:09 am

CAMBODIA: Life-changing Don Bosco Children’s Fund Helps Poor Students Thrive in School

(MissionNewswire) Cambodia has a long history of violence that has resulted in a quarter of Cambodians living in poverty and surviving on less than $1 per day, according to the World Bank. About 80 percent of the country’s population resides in rural areas and has limited access to education, healthcare and other public services. Today, close to a quarter of more...

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CAMBODIA: Making Access to Education Possible for Youth with Disabilities

By at March 31, 2014 | 5:12 pm

CAMBODIA: Making Access to Education Possible for Youth with Disabilities

(MissionNewswire) Cambodia’s long history of violence and conflict has led to almost a quarter of Cambodians living in poverty, according to UNICEF. Since the end of the Khmer Rouge regime, Cambodia’s economy has been strengthening with particular growth in construction, tourism and agriculture. However, Cambodians are still struggling and particularly those living more...

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CAMBODIA: Don Bosco Helping More Than 4,100 Youth Stay in School This Year

By at January 1, 2014 | 12:40 pm

CAMBODIA: Don Bosco Helping More Than 4,100 Youth Stay in School This Year

(MissionNewswire) Cambodia’s long history of violence has resulted in a quarter of Cambodians living in poverty and surviving on less than $1 per day, according to the World Bank. About 80 percent of the country’s population resides in rural areas and has the most limited access to education, healthcare and other public services. Today, close to a quarter of more...

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CAMBODIA: Expanded Youth Hostel and New Water Tower Bring Sustainability and Hope to Youth in Need

By at November 12, 2013 | 2:59 pm

CAMBODIA: Expanded Youth Hostel and New Water Tower Bring Sustainability and Hope to Youth in Need

(MissionNewswire) With Cambodia's long history of violence, almost a quarter of Cambodians still live in poverty, according to the World Bank. Many reside in the country’s most rural areas. Rural Cambodians make up about 80 percent of the population and have the most limited access to education, healthcare and other public services. Today, close to a quarter of more...

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CAMBODIA: First Graduates of Salesian Vocational School in Battambang Have Brighter Futures

By at September 19, 2013 | 7:11 am

CAMBODIA: First Graduates of Salesian Vocational School in Battambang Have Brighter Futures

(MissionNewswire) Cambodia has a long history of violence and conflict that has driven up poverty rates in the country. Having moved past the troubles of the Khmer Rouge regime, Cambodia’s economy has been strengthening with particular growth in construction, tourism and agriculture. However, according to the World Bank, almost a quarter of Cambodians still live in more...

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CAMBODIA: New Salesian Programs, Facilities Open

By at December 15, 2012 | 9:28 am

(MissionNewswire) Late fall saw the addition of several new programs and facilities at Salesian sites in Cambodia. The Salesians have a long history of teaching job skills in Cambodia where one out of every three citizens live below the poverty line and barely survive on less than one dollar a day. According to UNICEF, 40 percent of children are chronically malnourished more...

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CAMBODIA: New Shelter Provides Housing to Young Women Pursuing Vocational Education

By at November 20, 2012 | 4:52 pm

CAMBODIA: New Shelter Provides Housing to Young Women Pursuing Vocational Education

(MissionNewswire) On Nov. 7, 2012, the Salesians of Don Bosco in Cambodia celebrated the opening of the Piet de Visser House, also known as the Banteay Srei Women’s Hostel, for female students and teachers at the Don Bosco Vocational Center Kep. Among the dignitaries included in the opening ceremonies was the program’s benefactor, Mr. Piet de Visser, the namesake of more...

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CAMBODIA: Construction Continues, Donations Needed at Don Bosco Vocational Center Kep

By at October 24, 2012 | 12:26 pm

CAMBODIA: Construction Continues, Donations Needed at Don Bosco Vocational Center Kep

(MissionNewswire) Earlier this fall, students returned to Salesian-run schools in Cambodia to start a new academic year. Eighty students commenced programs in social communication, front office assistance, housekeeping and tailoring and electricity at Don Bosco Vocational Center Kep. Close to forty of these students are in their first year of the programs. During most more...

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