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About Caritas Cambodia
 
Caritas Cambodia is an official social development arm of the Catholic Church in Cambodia. It has been built on the values of Love, Concern, Justice, Peace Unity, Sharing and brotherhood. It draws inspiration from the Gospel and aims at integral development of people irrespective of race and creed. Hence the objectives of Caritas Cambodia specifically include the following.
 
   To promote and strengthen activities that are aimed at the integral development of communities particularly to help in Sustainable Agriculture, empowerment program, economic program, Welfare program, Vocational Training, comprehensive health program, Home Care program for persons with HIV/AIDS, Centre for Child Mental Health, Blindness prevention program, Relief and Rehabilitation program.
 
Where We Work
 
Upcoming Events
 
 
  • Inauguration Ceremony of Caritas's Vocational Skill Training Center 21 March 2017, Sneung commune, Banan district, Battambong Province.
  • Workshop level 3 on Occupational Therapy for Children with Developmental Disability 13th-15th March 2017, Chey Chumnas Hospital-Kandal province.
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Group photos of the graduates with the respective guests from the government, NGO partners, local church and staff.
  Caritas Cambodia’s Youth Development Program held an official ceremony of hand-over certificates to 143 graduates and the opening of new course for the school year 2016-2017 in Kandal program office. The event is presided over by the Deputy Governor of Kandal province, Her Excellency Hun Kosani and Vice-chairman of Caritas Cambodia, Bishop Schmitthaeusle Olivier.
The aim of Youth Development Program (YDP) is twofold, said Mr. Chhay Piseth, program manager of YDP. Firstly, it provides opportunity to Cambodian youths, the disabled youth from poor families to access to vocational training skill so that they can look for employment and live independently. Secondly, it builds network, peace, justice and hope to youth group by engaging them in various social activities.
Mr. Piseth took the opportunity to brief the achievement. He said since the inception of the program in 1992, YDP has provided skills to a total of 2,766 youths (763 female) from the poor families. He continued today we are going to hand-over certificates to 143 students (51 female), 120 of them are employed in various non-governmental organizations, private sector; and 13 of them started up their small business. In average, they earn between USD 120 – USD 250 per month. 10 of them continue their higher education at university, according to Mr. Piseth. Download brief report in Khmer.  
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Mr. Chhay Piseth, YDP program manager is briefing on program achievement and thanking the government support as well as all key stakeholders
By concluding his report, the program manager thanked all participants, particularly respective guests who spend their valuable time witnessing the achievement and supporting us to pursue our goal.

Ms. Yin Makara, one of the graduates, expressed her delight to stand and speak something how she feels about the course. “Finishing the course with the program is a major step of my life, I got a job with a decent wage as a receptionist with Caritas Cambodia”, shared Makara. She added besides obtaining a skill, the program provides necessary educational knowledge on health, gender,

 
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Meeting with PGS producer groups to learn about organic farming practices and visiting organic vegetable mart to learn about the market and how the organic mart is set up
human rights, and key aspects of accountability, communication, spiritual solidarity and allows opportunities in social work and activities through workshop, campaign, and group work. Like most students, Makara comes from a poor family in Kandal province. She attended the course in the school year 2015-2016 on administration and accounting skill. She is always hopeful that she could make her life and the family better by obtaining a vocational skill.
 
“On behalf of my friends, I am thankful to the program that helps to shape our live by building us skill. We are fully committed to work harder and make ourselves become good citizens in the future”, Makara claimed in the last word of her remark.
Bishop Schmitthaeusle Olivier, vice-chairman of Caritas Cambodia congratulated all students by encouraging them to keep up their hard work on their study and profession.  In addition to skill and practical experience, young people should bear with key principles of accountability, communication, sharing and solidarity. These are added values in life. Bishop Olivier also highlighted the importance and value of education and urged all parents to continue supporting their children in pursuing higher education as much as they can and encourage them to share this value to other people in their respective communities.  
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Bishop Olivier, vice-chairman of Caritas Cambodia is delivering an impression remark during the event.

Youth Development Program has started since 1992, the program is continuing to play an important role in shaping the future of young poor youth in Cambodia through the provision of specific skill for their life time so that they could transform their life and behavior change.
Addressing the opening remark, Her Excellency, Hun Kosani, the Deputy Governor of Kandal province expressed appreciation to the great achievement of the program over the past years.

She noted how vocational skill development is crucial for human development as well as the country at large. On behalf of the government, she is thankful for the tremendous support of all partner organizations and all key stakeholders. “I do hope all partners will continue to work with the government to promote quality education as well as vocational development skills”, said Her Excellency Hun Kosani

 
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Parents of the former and current students are invited to attended the hand-over ceremony
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Caritas’s Youth Development Program is thankful to all respective guests from the provincial authority, the department of social affairs, veterans and youth rehabilitation who spend their valuable time in handling-over certificates to the graduates and attending the ceremony
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