Free training opportunities for young people in Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh. The KOMISO Vocational Training Center invites people from poor communities in Phnom Penh or Cambodia to join free skill courses in modern sewing, hair salon, hair cutting and motorbike repairing in its headquarters in the Banla Saet village, Khmuonh commune, Sen Sok district in Phnom Penh. Courses last between five and six months, from Monday to Friday (7:30 – 11:30; 13:00 – 17:00). The students have also six hours of moral lessons and two hours of business ethics and planning every week. The institution supports also the transport of students living in three nearby villages, New Andong and Sen Sok mainly. A house near the school was rented as a male residence for students, while offering the three meals for KOMISO students.

The phone numbers for more information about the KOMISO programs are 023 500 2146, 089 352 059 and 012 889 064 – Email dokvirak@gmail.com and applications are currently opened from Monday to Friday at its office in the Banla Saet village.

KOMISO is a project of the Korean Missionary Society (KMS), a non-profit international organization, aims at strengthening the livelihood of poor people through providing them free vocational skills and morality.

The programs

Modern Sewing: The new course starts on June 20, 2011, for a period of five months and a half. The course is open for males and women from poor communities.

Hair-salon: Starting on July 01, 2011, for six months. Only women.

Hair-cutting: Four month course for males only. Candidates must come from poor communities. The students will have a place to stay and meals. There are place for six candidates only.

Motorbike Repairing: Starting on July 15, 2011 for males only. Candidates must come from poor communities. Stay and meals included.

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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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