The ceremony was introduced by a speech by Fr. Dheparat, followed by that of the new Secretary General of the Lao Youth Union, Hon. Monchai Laomuasong.
"We hope that this signing ceremony of the Phase IV Agreement will continue to make Don Bosco's dream for Laos a reality," say the THA Salesians.
The Salesian Province of Thailand first signed a cooperation agreement with the Lao People's Revolutionary Youth Union in 2008. Subsequently, the agreement was renewed three times high, for the periods 2008-2009, 2010-2014 and 2016-2021.
The work of the Salesians in Laos began under the good auspices of the Help of Christians on May 24, 2004, under the leadership of Italian missionary Fr. Tito Pedron. The Spiritual Sons of Don Bosco began their work simply by repairing small vehicles: an activity that was carried out by 5 young Laotian men who had studied at the "Don Bosco Technological College" in Bangkok, Thailand.
Later, this work expanded and became the "Don Bosco" Vocational Training Center at its present location. The house canonically was erected on January 17, 2019, and now sees a community composed as follows: Fr. Maccioni as Rector, Fr. Vu Van Trung, as Economer, and Fr. John Baptist Huy Huang.
The center currently offers courses in electricity, automotive mechanics, motorcycle repair, and welding. In this first semester of 2022, 56 boys attended - of whom 38 are students housed in the boarding school and 8 of them are Catholics.