Don Bosco wins the JICA Video Competition 2017
Social Communication Past Pupils of the First Generation of Don Bosco Kep Mr Lim Sure, Mr Rathanak In, Miss Romdourl Pho and Mr Dona Said and another young professional Mr Khmerman Serey, produced a graphic animation video for the competition (watch it at Kodii Digital Facebook Page) to wind the second place. As the first group of social communication from Don Bosco Kep, they have already a experience of 5 years working at the Cambodian media and are the creators of their own media enterprise in Phnom Penh.
The third place was given to the production of Mr Sann Ngong, teacher of the Social Communication Section of Don Bosco Technical School of Kep Province. Sann Ngong, who worked one year at TV5 Channel before returning to the school to support the technical formation of the new generations, directed a very short film with the senior students Mr Sok Kim, Horn Piseth and Ek Chantha (technicians), Mr Non Tola and Mr Rong Vireak, actors. The video is published on the Youtube Channel of Sann Ngong.
The awarded videos will be aired on the Cambodian television channels as a way to promote the upcoming elections of Commune Councils around the country. The intention is to empower the Cambodian democracy fighting abstentionism. The Japan International Cooperation Agency encourages people “to recognize the development issues they themselves face” according to their own mission statement.
The Social Communication Section was created first in Don Bosco Sihanoukville in 2007 by Fr Albeiro Rodas and the support of different benefactors like Sawasdee Foundation and Stichting Scholenproject Cambodja ‘Rotterdam’ (SSCR) from Netherlands, Salesian Missions from New York, Senior Experten Service from Germany and the cooperation of professional media volunteers from different countries like Colombia, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Germany, United States, Singapore and the Philippines. In 2011 a second section was opened in Don Bosco Kep and it was unified in 2015 to empower it as a social communication center for the Cambodian Salesian Delegation with the formation of young people from underprivileged and vulnerable communities.