This is a huge THANK YOU – SOM OKUN, to each and everyone of you, beloved supporters of ACTS.
During the ACTS GALA 2017 on 25 August and the spontaneous act of one anonymous generous donor, we raised every dollar needed to rebuild and develop additional learning and school facilities to the elementary children studying at Don Bosco School in Phum Chreh. Sr. Jessica Salvaña, FMA, Provincial Superior who attended the Gala was moved to tears of gratitude by your overwhelming generosity and by all who have helped to answer the prayers and hopes of our Cambodian friends in this special village.
The current school building first completed in 2002 has a total of 457(166 kindergarten and 291 elementary) students today will continue to offers free education, free daily meal and medical assistance. The Salesian sisters want to do more to keep the kids off the streets and continues to take in more students. Therefore, there is a need for more classrooms and basic school amenities to provide a full day school (till 4pm) with an enrichment curriculum to keep the children engaged in school for a longer duration. Many go home to empty dwellings as parents work long hours and just as many who do not then become easy preys for vices.
The total sum of US$149,250 raised will accomplish the following:
- Provide students, teachers and staff with facilities that can serve comprehensive educational functions with a Multi-Purpose Hall, Teachers Room, Computer Lab, and an Assembly Room.
- Offer students and teachers venues to enable and animate a holistic encounter for academic pursuits
Construction will begin at the end of September 2017 and the target completion will be end of October 2018 (12 months).
Here is an update from Sr Orphrini on Phum Chreh’s development through the years > (PDF 5.7MB)