Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Don Bosco Kep | Technical education for the poor

Welcome to the Don Bosco Vocational Center 
Kep City - Kingdom of Cambodia

The Don Bosco Foundation of Cambodia, DBFC, based in the Kingdom since 1999 as a national and international organization to support children and young people from poverty by giving the opportunity to study, opened a school in Kep in 2002 for disadvantage young women of the region in the skill of sewing. The natural beauty of the place between the sea and the hills of the Kep National Park, makes also the place a great center of meetings and retreats. 
Kep Province is just at the Vietnamese border and the provinces of Kampot and Takeo, a rural region dedicated to grow rice, cattle, fish and mining, but with very low incomes per family and very limited options for job and education. Every year, young people from these two provinces travel to Phnom Penh or Sihanoukville to look for better opportunities like studies or employment. 
This reality inspires the purpose to develop the Don Bosco school in Kep City as a vocational center for the attention of young people from the provinces of Kep, Kampot and Takeo specially. From the many areas of technical education that modern Cambodia requires for its development and its war on poverty, DBFC chose in Kep to concentrate in intellectual skills like social communication, IT, secretariat, eco-tourism, house keeping, front-office and art. 
The school will open in October 2011 with a first section of social communication (journalism, computers, English, audiovisual and web development.) The first group of students - 20 young men - will be chosen in the Don Bosco Technical School of Sihanoukville. 
Please follow this link in Khmer and this link in English for more information.
  Please help children and young people to get education. This is the best way to fight poverty in a country like Cambodia. 
Donate to projects like the Don Bosco Vocational Center of Kep.


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