We ask that this Christmas you give hope to the young people in the district of Asia and together we will work to change their world by offering them hope in the form of education and skills.
Australian Marist Solidarity has been changing the world of young people in the district of Asia for the past 10 years. This year we ask that you help us to continue our work in this district. Today there are over 60 Brothers in the district of Asia, working across six countries. Australian Marist Solidarity has worked hand-in-hand with these projects since they were established and helped them grow and amplify their impact within the local community.
The purpose of St Marcellin School is to provide free education and boarding to the tea garden children that enables them to break the cycle of poverty and rise above the bonded life that they have been born into.
There are 65 boys and young men currently in the Chetana Tribal Boys Hostel. All of them belong to a tribal community and are aged between 9 and 15 years. 82 students have completed their secondary education, some now are studying at University and some now have employment.
The Hostel is situated next to the secondary school in Pailin and will provide residential accommodation for up to 68 students from poor, rural families who are presently deprived of a secondary education because of the remoteness of their village
This school is greatly improving the employment opportunities of the students and capacity to live productive and independent lives. 29 students completed an IT course leading to employment. 64 completed a massage training course and now run their own business.