Phnom Penh — The Don Bosco Cambodia Past Pupils Association celebrated their annual meeting last Saturday, 3rd of February, 2018 at Don Bosco Phnom Penh. Mr. Chey Sovann, President of the Association, opened the program at 8PM. The annual gathering has the goal to create a network of past pupils in order to share labor information and to discuss ways to support the educative projects of Don Bosco. Fr. Roel Soto, superior of the Salesians in Cambodia, attended also the event and gave encouragement to continue in the development of the Association. The program included music, food and speeches, but it was also a fundraising in benefit of Don Bosco projects.
What we do
About 50,000 children could attend basic education supported by DBFC and about 10,000 young persons learned a skill that allowed them to look for a stable job and rising their standard of life (1991-2013). It has been possible thanks to join efforts with donors, volunteers, associations, other organizations, government, past pupils and many others.
Don Bosco Children Fund (DBCF) was created by DBFC to support children from vulnerable communities to be able to attend schools. Between 1992 and 2004 there were 4,646 children attended by the DBCF. It has also a special chapter for the attention of children with HIV or with HIV parents.
- DBFC rejects any proposal of orphanage tourism.
- It does not participate in programs of child adoption.
- In order to apply to be a volunteer in any Don Bosco project in Cambodia, you have to provide a referenced CV and a police record. DBFC does not request fees and it does not support any volunteers’ business organization.
- Any staff at DBFC, including volunteers and donors, have to follow a code of conduct when meeting minors. No child must be let alone with any adult without a proper assistance.
- Photographies and videos of children under the care of DBFC or related to it, request a special permission and audition.
- Gifts or special donations to children or students under DBFC care must be done in coordination with the due administrative departments.