Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Salesian Family,
We are grateful to the Lord for the 30 years of Salesian presence and mission in Cambodia since May 24, 1991. The initial presence in the Refugee camps at the Thai-Cambodian border in 1989 led the first Salesian priest and brother to enter Cambodia under the name of Don Bosco Foundation of Cambodia. From its smallest beginning at Preak Phnou the work of the Salesians of Don Bosco known as Salesian priests and brothers now has grown to 6 schools in Phnom Penh, Sihanouk Ville, Kep, Battambang and Poipet and with 5 local professed members. The Daughters of Mary Help of Christians known as Salesian Sisters are now working in 5 schools in Phnom Penh and Battambang and with 3 local professed members. The Sisters of the Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary run their mission in Siem Reap and Kampong Thom with 2 local professed members. The Association of Salesian Cooperators have 17 active members. The Past Pupils of Don Bosco and of FMA have grown to 20,000, and the Volunteers of Don Bosco is in its incipient stage. With the growing number of the Salesian family members and the expansion of the Salesian mission we find it fitting on this 30th anniversary to publish the first issue of the Salesian Bulletin in Khmer.
The Salesian Bulletin will be the official publication of the Salesian Delegation of Cambodia (DBFC) linking all the different members of the Salesian Family as Don Bosco did in August 1877. Through this we hope we could deepen our roots, strengthen our sense of belonging into one Salesian family and forge our efforts in the mission of Don Bosco in Cambodia for the salvation of the young.
Welcome to our Salesian Bulletin. Welcome to the Salesian Family Bulletin.