The Don Bosco Vocational Center (DBVC) in Kep City began its 2011-2012 academic year with 40 students, 20 in the social communication and journalism section, 11 in the front office section and 9 in the house keeping-sewing section. Teachers got their first pedagogical seminar with Master Ieng Sothea from Don Bosco Sihanoukville on October 24-26. Constructions of the new buildings began on October 20.
The school was opened in 2002 with the sewing section and it is also a meeting center located in the Kep National Park, just between the west coast of the small Kep Peninsula and its hilly center, offering a relaxing atmosphere. The formation team proposed for this academic year the motto 'Ecology and Education for the Poor' as an honor to the rich and beautiful natural environment of the smallest Cambodian province and the mission of the Don Bosco schools to offer their places to the poorest Cambodian young people. Most of the students come from Kep, Kompot and Takeo provinces.
It is planned to open secretarial section and an automotive course by October 2012, while offering a place dedicated to ecology, Information Technology and eco-tourism. This year DBVC presents its tailoring workshop to the community, doing uniforms and tailoring in general. The prospective of a laundry and a restaurant ran by the hotel school sections is under construction. By May 2012 the place will be opened also as a meeting center for big groups.