Don Bosco in Kep is now open to students that are physically challenged


KEP CITY — The Don Bosco Technical School and Children Fund of Kep Province, here Don Bosco Hatrans, is now an educative community open to children and youth that are physically challenged thanks to the support of USAID with its program American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA) and Salesian Missions of New Rochelle. The Project was inaugurated today at the Don Bosco Campus with the presence of Mr. Sean Callahan, USAID Cambodia’s Deputy Mission Director, Fr. Mark Hyde, Director of Salesian Missions, Mr. Jaime Correa-Montalvo, Director of International Projects, Fr. Roel Soto, Superior of the Cambodian Salesian Delegation, Fr. Albeiro Rodas, Rector of the Institution, other Salesians, representatives of the Cambodian Catholic Church, teachers and students. 

The ASHA Project included the installation of an elevator that would guarantee that any child or youth in a wheelchair can access the technical sections of Don Bosco and the male dormitory. There is also a ramp to access the second level of the Banteay Srei Female Hostel, three toilets for people who are physically challenged and signs to provide enough information. Don Bosco is now ready to welcome children and youth from poor communities but who are also on a wheelchair. There is not yet conditions for children and youth with vision and hearing disabilities. 

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The elevator donated by USAID guarantees that children and youth on a wheelchair can access any level at the Technical School or hospitality areas, opening opportunities for those who are physically challenged.

More information about this Project here: http://donboscokhmer.org/?p=1116

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