WORK PLAN 2011 – 2012

WORK PLAN 2011 – 2012
DON BOSCO FOUNDATION OF CAMBODIA
SCHOOL YEAR 01 OCT. 2011 – 30 SEP. 2012

The purpose of Don Bosco Foundation is To train 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 new Cambodia.
Therefore all the activities planned by the Don Bosco Foundation of Cambodia evolve around training and education. The technical courses last two years.
The foundation has 7 vocational centers in school year 2011 – 2012. The students’ age is between 17-22 years, they are both male and female.
Besides the technical programs the Don Bosco Foundation runs assistance programs for children in need.

I. DON BOSCO TECHNICAL SCHOOL IN NEW PHNOM PENH, PHNOM PENH

It has enrolled the following numbers of students in its technical education programs. The programs last two years when the students will receive a diploma.

SECTION

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

TOTAL

Mechanical/Welding

55

49

104

Electricity

68

62

130

Electronics

55

49

104

Auto mechanics

48

38

86

Computer

30

27

57

Printing

20

20

Total

276

225

501

1) Of these students 60 are female studying in computer, it electronics and printing.
2) Female boarders 32; male boarders 105.

II. DON BOSCO TECHNICAL SCHOOL – SIHANOUK VILLE

It enrolled the following number of students in its 2 years program.

SECTION

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

TOTAL

Mechanical

50

46

96

Electricity

50

47

97

Social communication

20

19

39

Auto mechanics

45

43

88

Computer-secretarial

30

29

59

Hotel-management

60

89

149

Total

255

273

528

  • Of these students 152 are female
  • Female Boarders number 88; male Boarders number 106.

III. DON BOSCO SKILL TRAINING CENTER – POIPET

This center enrolled the following number of students in its 2 years program.

SECTION

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

TOTAL

Electricity

21

20

41

Automotive

10

16

26

Computer section

18

18

Total

49

36

85

 

  • Of these students 4 are female.
  • Boarders: 46 male borders; 4 female boarders.

IV. DON BOSCO VOCATIONAL SCHOOL – KEP CITY

SECTION

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

TOTAL

Social Communication

20

20

Sewing / Housekeeping

20

20

Total

40

40

  • Of these students 18 are female.
  • Boarders: 21 male borders; 13 female boarders.

V. DON BOSCO VOCATIONAL SCHOOL FOR GIRLS, TOUL KORK- PHNOM PENH

This center has enrolled the following number of students in its two years program.

SECTION

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

TOTAL

Computer/secretarial (secretarial course)

74

77

151

All students are female; 70 are boarders

VI. DON BOSCO VOCATIONAL SCHOOL FOR GIRLS, TEUK THLA- PHNOM PENH

This center has enrolled the following number of students in its two years program.

SECTION

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

TOTAL

Home and food
management

40

39

79

All students are female; 70 are boarders

VII. DON BOSCO SKILL TRAINING CENTER – BATTAMBANG

It has enrolled the following number of students in its 2 years program.

SECTION

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

TOTAL

Sewing-embroidery
Upgrading school level

33

31

64

All students are female, all 64 students are boarders.

Total Number of students of the technical programs:

1. Don Bosco Technical School, Phnom Penh 501 students
2. Don Bosco Technical School, Sihanouk Ville 528 students
3. Don Bosco Skill Training Center, Poipet 85 students
4. Don Bosco Vocational School – Kep City 40 students
5. Don Bosco Vocational School for Girls, Toul Kork 151 students
6. Don Bosco Vocational School for Girls, Teuk Thla 79 students
7. Don Bosco Skill Training Center, Battambang 64 students

Total 1448 students

Budget needs for one student for one school year is around ±US 500.
– The budget needs for one student in the boarding is around US 250
The following sponsors make it possible to accept orphans and children from poor families giving them a vocational skill by assisting the running costs of the center.
– The Foundation for Cambodia
– Missiewerk M.A.W of Groningen
– Benefactors via the Salesian Procure of Bonn and Soest.
– Sawasdee Foundation gives support to the salary of the instructors.

A big thank you to all benefactors giving these youngsters an opportunity to learn a trade which helps them to come out of the circle of poverty.

VIII. EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY OTHER THAN VOCATIONAL TRAINING

I. Don Bosco Center- New Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh

  • Runs a youth center for the children and youth of the surroundings for evenings and on Sundays and public holidays providing healthy recreation, special classes in English and a place to do homework. The center has an enrollment of about 400 children and youth.
  • Hostel for youngsters of the villages to study high school near Don Bosco School. They are called Besucco boys. School year 2011 – 2012 there 39 boys in the Hostel.

II. Don Bosco Center-Sihanouk Ville

  • Runs a youth center for the children and youth of the surroundings for evenings and on Sundays and public holidays providing healthy recreation, special classes like English. The center has an enrollment of about 150 children and youth.
  • Brother Sun House to receive youth groups coming to Sihanouk Ville for seminar or holiday. This center can receive up to 50 boys and 50 girls.
  • Center for formation for young men contemplating to join the Salesians. At present there are 5 candidates.

III. Don Bosco Center- Poipet

  • Runs a recovery home for trafficked children or children in distress. It gives hospitality to 23 children (12 girls) in school year 2011-2012.
  • Runs a literacy center to give elementary school for poor children. It has 164 students (in school year 2011-2012).

IV. Don Bosco Center – Tuek Thla – Phnom Penh

This center runs beside skill – training:

  • A kindergarten school with 270 children (172 girls)
  • An elementary school with 527 children (287 girls)
  • Manages the elementary school at Phum Chreh – New Phnom Penh with 306 children

(157 girls) and a kindergarten school with 98 children (54 girls)

  • Gives board and lodging to 30 destitute children studying elementary grades.

V. Don Bosco Center- Tuol Kork – Phnom Penh

  • This center runs besides skill training: A kindergarten school with 135 children

(65girls).

IX. DON BOSCO Children Fund of Cambodia (DBCF)

This project assists children (6 – 15 years) who were unable to go to school because of the poverty of the family or have to drop out of school for the same reason. Once in the program the children are supported in their further studies according to their ability.
This school year we will assist 4314 children.
The children receive a monthly assistance package consisting of goods and cash.
The social workers of DBCF make sure that the children make progress and remain in school.

The children live in
1.Phnom Penh City 767 children
Phnom Penh 399 children (HIV program)
2.Kandal Province 811 children
3.Sihanouk Ville 290 children
4.Battambang City 664 children
5.Kompong Thom Province 31 children
6.Kompong Cham Province 186 children
7.Prey Veng Province 121 children
8.Kompot Province 22 children
9.Kep City 115 children
10.Svay Rieng Province 91 children
11.Takeo Province 57 children
12.Kompong Speu 121 children
13.Kratie Province 72 children
14.Poipet Town 91 children
15.PNH Boeung Kork 60 children
16.PNH Killing Fields 41 children
17.Street Children + Others Children 375 children

X. SCHOOL OPERATED BY DON BOSCO CHILDREN FUND

1) DBCF operates an elementary school in Andaung Chenh – Battambang for 350 children, mainly children from workers at the brick factories.
2) It operates an elementary school in Salabalath – Battambang for 210 children. Most of the children are from poor farmer families.
3) Don Bosco – Andaung Chenh – Battambang opens a secondary school with 40 pupils.

XI. CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS 2011 – 2012

– A secondary school (12 classrooms) in Andaung Chenh – Battambang. Also a kitchen and toilet houses for boys and girls. Budget US 150,000 (to be finished end December 2011)
– A restaurant and bakery for 20 students for practice and learn this profession in Street 315 No. 67 – 69, Sangkat Tuol Kork – Phnom Penh. Budget US 50,000.
– First floor added to the hotel school classrooms at the Don Bosco Hotel School – Sihanouk Ville. Budget US 89,000
– Construction and equipment Don Bosco Vocational School – Kep City. Budget US 702,000.

 

Fr John Visser
Country Representative
Don Bosco Foundation of Cambodia

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