The Don Bosco Vocational Center (DBVC) is a project of Don Bosco Foundation of Cambodia (donboscokhmer.org) to open opportunities of technical education for young people of the rural provinces of Takeo, Kompot and Kep, especially. It makes emphasis in unprivileged youth (farmer boys and girls, orphans and vulnerable groups in general.) It is also a center for the Don Bosco Children Fund branch in Kep. It starts in October 2011 with the social communication section and it intends to open by 2012 the program of secretarial, automotive, front office, house keeping and fine arts. All the sections are open to both genders, including that of secretarial. Because the school is located inside the Kep National Park, ecology is an obliged topic for our students in order to protect and develop our ecological resources.
Mission: To give to teenagers and young people that finish 12 grade the opportunity to learn a two years technical skill in order to guarantee better opportunities to get a job and thus improving their standard of life.
The Don Bosco Children Fund (DBCF) Kep Branch must provide conditions for unprivileged children from the provinces of Kep, Kompot and Takeo so they can follow their studies until 12 grade and thus be accepted in the technical programs at Don Bosco.
1. Opening an educational center intended to welcome teenagers and young people that because their poverty, cannot join a university.
2. Offering technical sections that are needed for the modern development of Cambodia and its economical growing like social communication (Internet, mass media, IT), secretarial, Front Office, house keeping, automotive and fine arts.
3. Fighting Cambodian modern evils like domestic violence, child abuse, child labor, child prostitution, drugs, HIV, human rights abuse and others through education and prevention.
1. Creating the Audiovisual Center for the production of video and audio material.
2. Creating the Web-House for the construction of websites in the Khmer language with educative material, for NGOs, for official campaigns to the benefit of the poorest or vulnerable people and the development of the Khmer scripture through the Internet.
3. Creating the Area of Journalism as a way to give skill to a new generation of reporters that are sensitive to the needs and development of their country.
4. Creating the secretarial section with emphasis in commercial secretariat and administration។
5. Creating the Front Office and House Keeping sections to attend the growing tourist industry in the country.
6. Creating a short course of automotive to young people with under academic limits (only 5, 6 or 7 grade) and young people that abandoned their basic education, to know a technical school in a short time (six months.)
7. Creating the fine arts and representative arts section (sculpture, painting, drama and dance) as a way to protect the Khmer cultural legacy.
The Don Bosco Vocational Center is basically a technical school for young people from poor communities of the provinces of Kep, Kompot and Takaew, a region with limited access to professional education for their youth. Young people have to emigrate to Phnom Penh to look for job without a real skill formation.