- Dr. Jaime Correa, Director of Projects of Salesian Missions, New Rochelle, visited Don Bosco Kep to start the project of disabled students’ friendly campus.
- The project was approved by USAID in its 90% with a contribution by Don Bosco Mondo, Bonn, Germany.
- The goal is to make that the Don Bosco Technical School in Kep Province can be also assisted by disabled youth from the region of Kep, Kampot and Takeo.
- Disabled children and youth suffer discrimination in Cambodia, especially in their own families and schools, closing their doors for a better future.
Dr. Jaime Correa, the Projects’ Director of Salesian Missions of New Rochelle, the Salesian Procure compromises to assist Don Bosco works in poor countries around the world, stands near Vibol, a blind student of the Art Section in Don Bosco Technical School Kep. Dr. Correa spent a week in Cambodia opening the official implementation of the project supported mostly by USAID. It consists in making the Technical School accessible to disabled youth – or persons with special physical abilities. Kompot Province, especially, has a special number of disabled children, many of them suffering from discrimination in their own families and schools. It condemns disabled kids to become beggars or to remain isolated at their own homes without any hope.
- Brian and Christina Good from Hampshire, England, spent three months in Kep Province teaching English in Don Bosco.
- Their first time in Asia, the couple decided to share with poor young people.
- They enjoy the nearness of the Cambodian youth and their will to learn.
Dr. Brian William Good is doctor in business administration and tutor in human resources management of the University of Surrey. Christina, his wife, is MSc in psychology and a dedicated English teacher in different institutions such as the Salesian College of Farnborough. Both joint the experience of the Salesian Lay Association of England to become volunteer teachers at the Don Bosco Technical School in Kep City, Cambodia. Some of their own children have been volunteers in Africa and now, after retirement, they decided to share their experience and knowledge with youth from countries like Cambodia. In their first experience in Asia, they admired the simplicity and kindness of the Cambodian youth and promised to return in a near future.
- A Berliner mother spends some months in Cambodia sharing her experiences in hospitality with youth from poor communities.
- She belongs to the Senior Experten Service (SES) of Germany, a program that gathers thousands of German pensioner experts ready to support companies and organizations abroad, including charitable groups like Don Bosco in Cambodia.
- Uti Hennecke Bauernfeind came with her husband, retired radio journalist professor Wolfgang Bauernfeind, also SES, to train students from Don Bosco Kep Hospitality Section.
Uti Hennecke says good bye to her students at the beginning of February with her husband, retired radio journalist Wolfgang Bauernfeind, both associated to the German Senior Experts Service, a group that gathers more than thousand senior experts, mostly retired German people ready to share their skillful knowledge abroad. Enterprises can request the presence of German senior experts, but also charitable organizations such as Don Bosco in Cambodia. Uti – or Yuti as her pupils call her – has come to Cambodia twice already, getting to know the Cambodian culture of unprivileged youth that have the opportunity to study in Don Bosco.