Xavier Jesuit School Cambodia Update
In most parts of Australia, students resumed their studies at school. Whilst we need to cautiously keep an eye on the effect of this, we are grateful that we can gradually resume our day-to-day life.
However, for many of the vulnerable communities we support, sadly, it’s a different story. Fr Quyen Vu SJ, an Australian Jesuit who is the Director of Xavier Jesuit School in Cambodia, said that after 10 weeks of lockdown, the impact has been devastating on students and their families. With the school forced to be closed until November due to Government restrictions, Fr Quyen is concerned for the students’ wellbeing and worries some students may drop out of school in order to earn money for the family.
Fr Quyen and his team are determined to continue providing whatever support they can to students, during the school closure period. In this 3-minute video, Fr Quyen tells us of the visits he recently made to students’ families, and how grateful he is to be able to help those families by sharing what he can.
If you would like to support our Jesuit partners, such as Fr Quyen, in their efforts to ease the suffering of our vulnerable brothers and sisters from this pandemic, please donate to our Emergency Action Fund here.DONATE