Mission & Vision
Don Bosco Technical School Kep (DBTS) or Don Bosco Kep Hatrans is the Don Bosco Foundation’s project in Cambodia to provide technical training for young people with no economical resources. Students of both genres are selected especially from rural areas and impoverished communities in Takeo, Kampot, and Kep; however, students can apply from other Cambodian provinces and even nearby countries. Kep is also the headquarters for Don Bosco Kep Children Fund that supports the region’s children in their efforts to study, and to prevent that they leave school and become targets of child exploitation.
• Give young people the opportunity to get a two-year-technical education that allows them to have better chances to get a job and thus improve their standard of life.
• Provide conditions for underprivileged children in Kep, Kampot, and Takeo provinces through Don Bosco Children Fund (DBCF) Kep branch, so they can continue their studies up to 12th grade.
1. Offer technical education to young people from poor communities that find difficult to join the national stream of development, so they can break their circle of poverty.
2. Offer technical programs that are needed in the modern development of Cambodia and its economical growing such as Social Communication (Internet, mass media, IT), Secretarial, Front Office Administration, Housekeeping, Automotive, Agriculture, and Fine Arts.
3. Fight Cambodian modern evils like domestic violence, child abuse, child labor, child prostitution, drugs, HIV, human rights abuse, among others, through education and prevention.
1. Educate young people in Social Communication and Journalism as a way to give them tools for a new generation of reporters, sensitive to the needs and development of their country with ethical principles.
2. Produce videos and audio material (TVET) for social campaigns and trainings.
3. Contribute reducing the Cambodian digital gap with IT educational materials in Khmer language for NGOs; official campaigns, schools, etc., for the benefit of the most vulnerable people.
4. Provide professional skillful personnel for office administration.
5. Train students in hospitality for the growing tourist industry in the country.
6. Create basic courses in automotive, sewing, and other areas for young people with low levels of education.
7. Give tools to young people and children in arts like sculpture, painting, drama, and dance as a way to protect the Khmer cultural legacy.
Target Groups and Impact
Young people that finish 12th grade, coming from rural areas with limited economical resources, orphans, and/or abandoned youth from the Kompot, Takeo, and Kep provinces. Children with similar conditions will be sponsored through the Don Bosco Children Fund in order for them to finish their 12th grade.
Goals by Promotion
Other goals such as reducing child mortality, improve maternal health, and fighting HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases are included in projects’ actions like the Social Communication Centre, where the production of audiovisual and printed material are aimed to rural communities for prevention and education. At the same time, the students get knowledge about all these problems, and become speakers in their own communities.
Ensure Environmental Sustainability
Don Bosco Kep is especially focused on environmental sustainability because it is located at the Kep National Park. The Campus has been designed as a park itself, taking care of trees and local fauna, including them in the curriculum of youth and children. The solar plant installation in this location is a model of sustainability in the region and many groups come to study it, as well as the water supply and water treatment systems.