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Kindergarten Sponsorship Program

The Don Bosco Kep Kindergarten for local kids. An opportunity to help poor children to get the first basis of education.
The Don Bosco Kep Kindergarten for local kids. An opportunity to help poor children to get the first basis of education.

This year Don Bosco Technical School & Children Fund in Kep Province is celebrating it’s 5th anniversary.

We are very proud to say that we now have 250 technical students in our classrooms and workshops.

Now we wish to complete our Educative Mission by improving the Kindergarten Program, a branch of the Don Bosco Kep Children Fund.

The Kindergarten accepts children from the age of three for a period of up to three years, then they can start the regular classes up to 12th grade .

During three years these children learn the basic social skills – many come from poor families, whose parents have no schooling at all – and acquire the skills that will allow them to access the regular Don Bosco education starting from Primary to Graduation (12th grade).

At their stay at the Kindergarten, dedicated teachers care for their education and activities in the following areas:

  • Transport to and from school (a van picks them at their home and brings them back).
  • Meals.
  • Uniforms.

The total cost is $55 per month. Although it is a very reasonable amount, for many Cambodian families it can be a real unpayable fortune.

The Sponsorship Program is aimed at allowing those children to attend by subsidizing the fee to the amount of $25 per month. The balance ($30) must be assumed by their parents. Their contribution ensures that the parents keep the interest and commitment of the education of their own children.

In order to insure the stability of the Sponsor Program, we require a minimum of a one year commitment of $300: $25 x 12 months = $300 year + $10 (bank transfer fee). Ideally, we would appreciate the full payment of $300 x 3 years = $900.

We hope and pray that many of you will respond by becoming SPONSORS in order to give these children their chance for a proper education, which will allow them to live a prosperous independent and fruitful life.

Blessings,

Don Albeiro Rodas (Fr. Samnang)

For how to DONATE, please click here.

Donation Campaign | Sponsor Thavy

Miss Pisey is a 10 year old girl, orphan of father. She is a grade 3 student of Phi Meah Primary School, Preak Phene District (Takeo Province). She has a 5 years old brother.

Her father died on August 2013 from a long decease, including a mental ilness that rendered him incapable of doing any work. Pisey’s father’s parents spent almost the entire family fortune, in vain, to seek medical aid for him. As many Cambodians still believe in the healing ability of monks, Chivie’s father’s parents sent him to see a monk after which his conditions allegedly improved. That is where Pisey’s father met Pisey’s mother, a villager, and then got married.

They had 3 children, only to have Pisey’s father’s condition worsen and he died by unknown circumstances. Pisey’s mother, now the sole breadwinner, toiled hard as a silk weaver to support the family. Pisey’s grandmother who was staying with them passed away recently. In order to be able to bury the two deceased of the family, Pisey’s mother sold all the land they had.

Pisey’s sick aunt also turned up unexpectedly one day, further taxing on Pisey’s family to find money for medical treatment. Her aunt then passed away as well, and Chivie’s family is now completely out of money and resources after having to bury 3 deceased in a span of 2 years.

As of today, Pisey lives with her young brother and mother in a hastly put together hut and own absolutely nothing. They do not even own rice fields to plant rice for self-subsistence. Pisey often goes to bed on an empty stomach and rarely has enough to wear.

To further worsen the plight of this family, Pisey’s mother was recently diagnosed with having cervical cancer, but will not seek medical attention as that is beyond what this family can afford.

Should Pisey’s mother pass away soon, as cancer left untreated is fatal, Pisey will be left an orphan and schooling would be an impossible option. The biggest fear is that Pisey and her siblings will be forced onto the streets, putting themselves as innocent prey to many human trafficking syndicates in Cambodia.

This is why we seek your most gracious assistance to help out Pisey and her family whose living conditions will only deteriorate with the passing of time. Pisey’s story is heart-breaking and urgent help is truly needed.

Your support to Pisey can make all the difference. Your support to can help keep Chivie in school and to provide her with at least the necessary education for a better future. Your support will be more than monetary, you can show this little girl that someone somewhere out there cares about her.

Your support will encourage her to hang on and to never stop hoping for a better tomorrow. Most importantly, we need your
support to help Pisey not to fall prey to the many predators out there who pick on vulnerable children like her.
We thank you for your kindness and generosity from the most bottom of our hearts.

SPONSOR PISEY NOW

Donation Campaign | Sponsor Sovanra

2Veasan is an 8 years old boy. He is studying in grade 2 at Phnhi Meas Primary School (Takeo Province). He has 2 brothers.

His family own neither land nor even small fields for plantation as a means of self-subsistence. In order to try to support the family, Veasna’s parents both left to the capital, Phnom Penh, to find jobs. His father works as a moto driver and does not have a stable income, depending on the economic situation. His mother works in a shoes factory, earning a measly $20 a week.

With absent parents who visits only once in about two months, Veasna lives with his grandmother. His grandmother is old and each day it is a struggle to take care of Sovanra and his brothers. His grandmother tries her best to continue sending little Sovanra to school. Yet with the passing of time, it will only become harder and harder for her to continue as she does. He risks losing his chance of studying, maybe even his home if ever the government reclaims the land.

Education is possibly the only chance for Veasna to have a brighter future, a means to break free of this cycle of poverty which entraps so many Cambodian families. Hence we appeal to your gracious kindness to help Veasna to continue his schooling.

Your support will be so much more than financial aid. Your support will show him that someone, somewhere out there cares about him. You can help him build a better future; you can allow him to dream of a life beyond the one he knows of.
We thank you for your kindness and generosity from the bottom of our hearts!

SPONSOR VEASNA NOW

Donation Campaign | Sponsor Pisey

2Miss Pisey is a 10 year old girl, orphan of father. She is a grade 3 student of Phi Meah Primary School, Preak Phene District (Takeo Province). She has a 5 years old brother.

Her father died on August 2013 from a long decease, including a mental ilness that rendered him incapable of doing any work. Pisey’s father’s parents spent almost the entire family fortune, in vain, to seek medical aid for him. As many Cambodians still believe in the healing ability of monks, Chivie’s father’s parents sent him to see a monk after which his conditions allegedly improved. That is where Pisey’s father met Pisey’s mother, a villager, and then got married.

They had 3 children, only to have Pisey’s father’s condition worsen and he died by unknown circumstances. Pisey’s mother, now the sole breadwinner, toiled hard as a silk weaver to support the family. Pisey’s grandmother who was staying with them passed away recently. In order to be able to bury the two deceased of the family, Pisey’s mother sold all the land they had.

Pisey’s sick aunt also turned up unexpectedly one day, further taxing on Pisey’s family to find money for medical treatment. Her aunt then passed away as well, and Chivie’s family is now completely out of money and resources after having to bury 3 deceased in a span of 2 years.

As of today, Pisey lives with her young brother and mother in a hastly put together hut and own absolutely nothing. They do not even own rice fields to plant rice for self-subsistence. Pisey often goes to bed on an empty stomach and rarely has enough to wear.

To further worsen the plight of this family, Pisey’s mother was recently diagnosed with having cervical cancer, but will not seek medical attention as that is beyond what this family can afford.

Should Pisey’s mother pass away soon, as cancer left untreated is fatal, Pisey will be left an orphan and schooling would be an impossible option. The biggest fear is that Pisey and her siblings will be forced onto the streets, putting themselves as innocent prey to many human trafficking syndicates in Cambodia.

This is why we seek your most gracious assistance to help out Pisey and her family whose living conditions will only deteriorate with the passing of time. Pisey’s story is heart-breaking and urgent help is truly needed.

Your support to Pisey can make all the difference. Your support to can help keep Chivie in school and to provide her with at least the necessary education for a better future. Your support will be more than monetary, you can show this little girl that someone somewhere out there cares about her.

Your support will encourage her to hang on and to never stop hoping for a better tomorrow. Most importantly, we need your
support to help Pisey not to fall prey to the many predators out there who pick on vulnerable children like her.
We thank you for your kindness and generosity from the most bottom of our hearts.

SPONSOR PISEY NOW