Don Bosco greets Kep Governor for Christmas
- Posted on December 24, 2014
- in Don Bosco Kep, Don Bosco Kep Children Fund, Donors, Media, Teachers
- by Albeiror
- The governor asked Don Bosco to establish a superior center of studies for the region.
- He underlined the importance of Don Bosco as a model of education.
- Kep Province needs more skillful personnel and Don Bosco is a good opportunity for many youth.
- The visit was a Christmas greetings.
A delegation of teachers of our Don Bosco Technical School (Don Bosco Hatrans) visited the Governor of Kep Province, H.E. Ken Satha, to give our thanks for his support during this year 2014. H.E. Ken Satha has given a lot value to our educative project in Kep Province since 2011, underlining the importance of the Don Bosco Technical School and the Don Bosco Kep Children Fund for the good of the children and youth of the region.
During our visit, H.E. Ken Satha said that Don Bosco became a model of education for the local schools, showing a good discipline – like “the best uniforms of the schools’ region -, youth with a very standing behavior and the participation of the school in Provincial activities such as the “Clean Clean Kep”, an event to rise conscious on the need to keep the Province clean.
”Our region has a big population of children and youth. Unfortunately, as they finish basic or secondary school, we don’t have in the region skill or professional centers. At the same time, our Province is becoming a tourist spot, meaning we need to train our own people to take the jobs,” he said.
H.E. Ken Satha mentioned that although Kep is the smallest Cambodian Province, it has a foreign population of more than 80 persons coming from all continents, from which French nationals are the first.
”How a small province like ours became so popular? Because the Internet, because these foreigners living in Kep spread the world with beautiful pictures, videos, information about our region. So every year we have many foreign and national visitors to Kep,” he added.
The governor said also that there are many priorities in the Province development such as roads, water provision, electrical power and the improvement of the living standard of locals.
”But the most important of all these priorities is people. If our people has better opportunities, it is development. One way is to educate our people and for this reason a project like Don Bosco is very important for us, because it is about people, not about business. If we have more educated people, if we have more social discipline, we can go ahead in our development.”
Fr. Albeiro Rodas, Rector of Don Bosco Hatrans, thanked H.E. Ken Satha for his support to the development of the school.
“We are building a school for Cambodian kids and youth, so we do it together. We feel that you are always near to us, supporting our project, giving advice, giving courage to the school,” he said.
H.E. Ken Satha requested once more to Don Bosco the opening of a university as well as the primary and secondary school.
On February 2, 2015, H.E. Ken Satha will visit Don Bosco Hatrans to lead the official opening of the Multi-purpose Area, the new rooms of the Banteay Srei Female Hostel and the new gate and fences, as well as to celebrate the Bicentenary of the Birth of Saint John Bosco.