PO Box 9406, Group 13, Sangkat 4, OU 5, Sihanoukville, Sihanouk Province, 18204 Cambodia
donboscocf.cambodia@gmail.com Mobile: +855 12 919 834 or +855 15 919 834

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EDUCATION TO FIGHT POVERTY

Don Bosco Children Fund offers scholarships to young people as an immediate solution to their poverty.

Don Bosco Children Fund’s objective is to provide needy and deserving children the means to go to school and have sufficient resources such as food and clothes

Parents or guardians receive support in order to send the children to school.

The support is granted to children attending kindergarten, primary and secondary education. The support is extended for a professional skill course, for the ones who wish, in order to introduce young people in the society with a skill as a means to self-support his/her living with a job. The age of the children can be between

2-5 kindergarten,

6-15 primary (grade 1-6) and secondary (grade 7-9) education,  

16-19 skill training (two years course) or secondary (grade 10-12) high education.

Children selection criteria for Don Bosco Children Fund scholarship program.

  • Children from poor families who’ s parents cannot afford sending their children to school. Screening by home-visit.
  • Parents are willing to cooperate in sending their children to school regularly.
  • Children are attending their classes regularly with satisfactory marks.
  • Priority to needy children living near Don Bosco Children Fund branches and children attending Don Bosco schools (Don Bosco Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville, Battambang, Poipet and Kep).

IMPLEMENTATION

Don Bosco Children Fund in Cambodia has 5 branches:

Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville, Battambang. Poipet and Kep.

Each branch follows up a group of children in the area.

Follow up is done by teachers/volunteers of the schools the children are attending. Teachers and volunteers receive an allowance or a salary for their service as well as a phone card for easy communication.

DBCF is gathering once a month with the Children to make sure they are in good health while attending their classes and doing well and give advice when necessary.

Some special cases will be addressed by home visit or meeting the parents.

There is no cash handling. Any support to the children is sent by transferring money to the parent’s phone number (WING OR TRUE MONEY services available in Cambodia).

The scholarship is 10-14 $/month according to the school level. Transfer to parents is done in quarterly basis.

Parents can determine the best way to use the scholarship they receive on the condition they provide what their children need for education and hygiene. Random improvised home visits can occur to verify if that condition is being implemented.

At Christmas or in particular feasts, we organize a gathering and children receive a present.

In particular cases, like sickness or accidents of a family member, we offer the most appropriate assistance.

SPONSOR
SPONSOR CORDINATOR
Don Bosco Children Fund OFFICE
PUBLIC SCHOOL or DON BOSCO SCHOOL
CHILDREN FAMILY, PARENTS OR RELATIVES
CHILD Kindergarten, Primary and Secondary School, Skill training course

 

DIRECT CONTACT BETWEEN SPONSOR AND CHILD

The contact between sponsor and child can be direct by email or other real-time communication ways (Website of Don Bosco Children Fund, WhatsApp, Messenger, Line, Viber).

Sponsor coordinators keep contact with Don Bosco Children Fund and transfer to single sponsors of their group.

A newsletter will keep the sponsor updated on activities and progress of Don Bosco Children Fund in Cambodia. Links to watch short video’s  will be provided in the newsletter.

A personal thank you letter and Merry Christmas wishes will be sent every year together with a new picture of the child.

Other information can be provided on request.

WHEN THE SUPPORT WILL BE TERMINATED

  • Whenever the child/youngster does not meet children selection criteria required by Don Bosco Children Fund project.

  • When the family does not cooperate in following up their child attending school.

  • When the family does not use the support for the purpose of the child’s education.

  • When the family and child are not reachable, do not come for monthly meeting and we lose contact. (family changes location without informing our Don Bosco Children Fund office).

  • When the family has the financial means to support their children’s education themselves.

HOW TO START AND IMPLEMENT SPONSORING

Anyone can start sponsoring by choosing a sponsor coordinator to refer to or by contacting Don Bosco Children Fund in Cambodia directly.

If the sponsor wishes, he/she can choose the child gender, a child from an HIV positive family, or express any other particular preference about the child.

The scholarships real cost is between 130-178 $/year including 10$ for two uniforms. Any additional amount will be used for special cases, or to support children still without sponsor, and to provide presents to the children on special feasts. 

There are no administration cuts of the support for the children as administration costs are supported by organizations or sponsors who wish to do so.

The scholarship amount can be transferred to the sponsor coordinator or by contacting the Don Bosco Children Fund Cambodia donboscocf.cambodia@gmail.com We will suggest the best way in order to avoid heavy bank charges.

WHOM TO CONTACT IN Don Bosco Children Fund BRANCHES

BRANCH

PERSON CONTACT

 

TELEPHONE

E-MAIL-ADDRESS

BATTAMBANG

HEANG Tina

 

012 66 41 61

donboscocf.btg@gmail.com

POIPET

CHHOUN Ryma

 

NA

donboscocf.poipet@gmail.com

KEP

Sister Juanita

 

096 389 9767

donboscocf.kep@gmail.com

S.VILLE

PECH Chanmei

 

096 362 82 89

donboscocf.shville@gmail.com

PHNOM PENH

PENH Sokkheng

 

NA

donboscocf.ppenh@gmail.com

 

LOCATION

RECTOR AND LOCAL SUPERVISOR

EMAIL

BATTAMBANG

Fr. Gigi

gravasco@yahoo.com

POIPET

Fr. Mark

ymarcosdb@gmail.com

KEP

Fr. Albeiro

albeiror24@gmail.com

SIHANOUKVILLE

Br. Roberto

roberto.panetto@gmail.com

PHNOM PENH

Fr. Roel

rsoto.sdb@gmail.com

Should anyone need additional information, please contact the Coordinator for Don Bosco Children Fund in Cambodia: Brother ROBERTO PANETTO donboscocf.cambodia@gmail.com

DON BOSCO CHILDREN FUND, CAMBODIA,
PO BOX 9406, GROUP 13, SANGKAT 4, OU 5,
SIHANOUK VILLE, SIHANOUK PROVINCE,
18204 CAMBODIA

Email: donboscocf.cambodia@gmail.com

Personal email: robertopanetto@gmail.com

Mobile: +855 12 919 834  or +855 15 919 834

We wish a good cooperation for the benefit of many young people in Cambodia.

Thank you to all sponsors coordinators and sponsors.

Best Regards,

Brother Roberto

Sihanoukville 27 December 2017

Update 17 June 2021

 

 

 

 

 

Testimonials

  • Working in Don Bosco Technical school has been an absolute pleasure so far. Being welcomed completely by the community means it only took me two months to call Sihanoukville home. Teaching English to the students here has never once been

    Elena Arellano-Templer
  • The work I have done with Don Bosco, both with teaching and helping with the Children Fund has been all too rewarding

    Maryam Mohamed
  • I am really happy to be here, because I can help poor children who want to study. Although, I cannot help them directly I feel them in my heart. Sometimes the work is hard, but I love it! 

    Pech Chanmey
  • I feel very honored to be part of Don Bosco Children Fund Cambodia. I want to help and encourage the young people of Cambodia to keep studying and to keep going for their dreams.

    Penh Sokkheng
  • Hello! I am Teacher Gary from Brisbane, Australia. I previously taught English in China and Vietnam. Now I’m pleased to be in Cambodia as a volunteer teacher at Don Bosco Sihanoukville since June 2017. It is a pleasure teaching at

    Gary Briggs
  • I'm a volunteer from France and I am very grateful to have worked for the DBCF. They do a lot for the young and the children; thanks to them, a lot of people can access to an education. 

    Marie Caillaux

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It is a special project of the Don Bosco Foundation of Cambodia which was opened in 1992 to outreach and care to children from disadvantage communities and orphans. It grants scholarship to poor children and is supported by international sponsors.

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