The Post-COSI Integration Programme (PCOSIIP) in Cambodia was established in 2009. Its objective is to help children from the COSI Children’s Village successfully transition from a sheltered environment back into society. 15 COSI youths (10 per cent of COSI’s population) have successfully completed the programme, and graduated from universities in various disciplines. Currently, there are 18 students under the PCOSIIP. We thank God for guiding and providing for these children.
Many of our PCOSIIP graduates have also found gainful employment. Some of them have even come to hold key ministry appointments in Methodist Missions Society (MMS) ministries. It is indeed a joy to see them moving on in life and starting their own families (Read about some of them in the sidebar on the right)!
As they grow and mature, we pray that they will continue to contribute to their community and society with gratitude for what they have received through Christ.
MMS acknowledges the support and prayers of individuals and churches that make the PCOSIIP a meaningful ministry, transforming the lives of these youths and nurturing them as faithful disciples of Christ.
News from PCOSIIP gradates
Tong Hak recently completed his nine-month training with Project Khmer H.O.P.E. and is now doing his internship at the Dara Airport Hotel.
Sokna is undergoing a course in Physiotherapy and Sreyla will be studying to be a Laboratory Technician. These two girls began their courses at the University of Health Science in January 2017.
Linna Seangly was in her final year in International Relations (IR) when she was awarded a scholarship to read Law in English. She started the four-year course in October 2016, attending classes in the evenings. She is able to cope with her final year in IR as well as doing her evening classes for her Law course, which she is excited about and hopes to do her Master’s degree overseas. Pray for Linna as she is self-driven and hungry for knowledge. She plans to find a job to support herself after completing her IR course, continuing with her Law in English course.
Darareaksmey, who was also in her final year of IR studies until September 2016, has started work in the MMS-Cambodia office since August 2016, and has moved to live and work in COSI. Darareaksmey is happy to serve in the MMS-Cambodia office where she is involved in ministry. She is the Captain of the Girls’ Brigade in the Methodist School of Cambodia (MSC).
Sinat Phok completed her studies in Management with the National University of Management in September 2016. She is a capable administrator for Bamboo Foundation. She works in the MMS-Cambodia office and lends support to her colleagues there.
Chorvy Keo has joined the teaching staff in MSC from the new academic year which started in October 2016. She is teaching Christian Education (CE) and Khmer language.
- Sponsors to continue their support for the work of PCOSIIP.
- PCOSIIP youths to manage work and studies well. Most of them want to work to help support themselves, but many courses require full-day studies, leaving no time to work.
- The fresh graduates as they seek jobs relevant to their studies.
Tan Li Diang –
is a Methodist Missions Society missionary in Cambodia and the Coordinator for the Post-COSI Integration Programme.