Sawasdee Foundation and Don Bosco open new basic school in Sihanoukville

Sihanoukville. Last Wednesday, February 9, the Don Bosco Foundation of Cambodia celebrated the opening of a new primary school in the Keo Pos Village, Tom Nop Rolok District, in the area of the Sihanouk Province. The ceremony was presided by the governor of the province. Mr. Meas Vuthy, the DBFC country representative, Fr. John Visser and the president of the Sawasdee Foundation, Mr. Hector Loontjens. The chief of the village, Mr. Ban Sarom, was also in the ceremony at the side of students and teachers of the Don Bosco schools of Sihanoukville. Mr. Ban Saron said in his speech that the new primary school is made by six classrooms, 12 toilets and 2 washing rooms. The work had a cost of 16,000 donated by the Sawasdee Foundation, which headquarters are in Holland. Governor Meas Vuthy gave to Mr. Loontjens a gold medal as a thanksgiving to the Sawasdee Foundation and Don Bosco Foundation of Cambodia for their commitment to the development of education in the country and especially in the Sihanouk Province.

Report and photos by Mr Chhin Sieng & Mr. Sokken

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About Albeiro Rodas

Albeiro Rodas (in Cambodia Sky Ly Samnang), is a MA in Digital Communication, independent journalist and a Salesian of Don Bosco from Amalfi, Colombia, based in Cambodia since 1999. He is the creator of the Don Bosco schools of journalism in Sihanoukville and Kep with young people from poor communities and the founder of the Don Bosco Kep Children Fund. Medal for Social Commitment UPB (2010); among the 100 more upstanding Colombians abroad (Marca Colombia, 2012, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X39xwdGtVXI) and among the 12 Colombians that are making this a better world 2013 (http://www.colombia.co/en/culture/colombians-that-are-making-this-a-better-world.html).

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