Malaysia - New work starts in Malaysia.

23 August 2017

(ANS - Kuching) - On the Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Lady, and on the birthday of St. John Bosco, our father and founder, the important two-day meeting of the archbishop of Kuching, the most reverend Simon Poh, and the first Salesian missionaries for Malaysia, Fr Ramon Borja (Philippines), Fr Andre Belo (Timor Leste) and Bro Manuel Ruperez (Spain), met to celebrate the creation of an educational institution in the archdiocese to be managed by the Salesians, which becomes the country's first Salesian presence.

Along with them were Mr. Gerald Lee Leong Ai, managing director of the private school of St. Joseph Berhad, and Mr Christopher Chua Boon Hua, director of the private St. Joseph's Secondary School. The archbishop's delegate shall direct this project.

The educational institute entrusted to the Salesians will be located near Kuching, in a district called Samarahan (on ten hectares of land) with the name of 'St.Joseph's College', and is reserved for students over the age of 17. The brand of the Kuching archdiocese schools will facilitate all the necessary legal processes. The Archdiocese is currently governor of three major schools (St. Joseph Primary, Secondary, and International). The College of St. Joseph shall be the fourth.

At this first meeting of the three SDB communities with Archbishop Simon Poh, the departments the College is considering offering are: education and teacher training, agricultural courses, technical training courses (electrical, car-mechanics, culinary art, cleaning, etc.


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