Don Bosco Hotel School
The Don Bosco Hotel School was set up in 2005 and officially inaugurated by the King in 2007. It is located in the coastal resort town of Sihanoukville and provides a technical education in hotel management, food & beverage administration and general hospitality matters. Tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors in Cambodia and the school enables the poorest youth to obtain a professional education that will enable them to work in such an important sector of the country's economy.
The Don Bosco Hotel School is not just a school but also a real hotel where the students learn on the job cooking, food & beverage, housekeeping and front office. The program runs over two years and includes both a theoretical education and a lot of practice within the classes and serving the guests. The students also undertake a three-month internship in hotels and resorts all over Cambodia.
Graduates from the Don Bosco Hotel School are sought after by potential employers. Don Bosco Hotel and School, therefore, sees its mission as a direct response to poverty through holistic professional education, which transforms its students, reaches out to their families, and helps to improve society.
The Cagliero Project began sending volunteers to Don Bosco Hotel School in 2009. Past volunteers have included people with a background in teaching, marketing and journalism. The Cagliero Project is looking to continue its support of Don Bosco Hotel School with volunteers from a wide range of disciplines.
Don Bosco Hotel School needs volunteers to work in the following areas:
- teaching English as a second language (ESL)
- teaching skills related to the tourism and hospitality industries
- providing mentoring and support for young men and women working at Don Bosco Hotel school and Don Bosco guest house
- giving formation talks, workshops or retreats on personal and spiritual development
- providing marketing, fundraising and administrative support