Don Bosco Poipet or the Don Bosco Children Home, is a center of the Don Bosco Foundation of Cambodia - DBFC, located in the border district of Poipet, in the north-western province of Banteay Meanchey.
The town is just at the border with Thailand (Aranyaprathet - Sakaew Province ) and near the luxury casinos. Poipet is urban center with more than 400 thousand inhabitants, all of them farm migrants from all the Cambodian provinces, that abandoned their original territories to look for best opportunities at the site of the casinos. They are also several families of the former Khmer refugees in Thailand during the 1980s. Before 1999, the Poipet area was jungle and it was the scenario of war battles.
The school and child shelter was opened in 2004 to support children that were rescued from human traffic. A technical program for young people with low level of studies (6th, 7th grade) and young workers, was opened in 2005 with electricity, automotive, computers and sewing sections. Currently, the Center is made by four programs:
- Children hostel for orphans, abandoned and victims of human traffic.
- Literacy school for children and young workers that have abandoned schooling.
- Food program for schools of the area.
- Technical sections of computer, automotive, secretarial and sewing for young workers.
- Don Bosco Children Fund - Poipet Branch.
The Center is in a place of very sensitive problems of human traffic, child workers, street children and children and women abuse.
By supporting this project, you guarantee a future for the children.