Don Bosco Kep opened in 2000 as a sewing program for girls from the region. At that time, Kep was a district of Kampot and was only created as a province in 2004. The place was also used by groups of youth and children for trips and meetings. In 2010, Fr. Ly Samnang Albeiro Rodas found that 50% of the students at Don Bosco technical school Sihanoukville came from Kep, Kampot and Takeo. So, there was a lack of technical and professional centers for the youth to continue their skills education in that region of the southeast of Cambodia, bordering Vietnam. Many young people emigrated from these provinces to Phnom Penh and Thailand. That’s why, in 2011, the Don Bosco technical school opened with 40 students studying social communication and journalism, hospitality and tailoring. Fr. Samnang was appointed as the head of the center.
Don Bosco Technical School and Children Fund of Kep Province is led by Fr. Ly Samnang Albeiro Rodas as the only Salesian on site. In 2015 the Carmelite Sisters of the Sacred Heart from Mexico accepted the invitation of the Salesians to send three missioners to support the work of the Salesians in Kep: Sr. Juanita Navel, Sr. Maria Ramona Gutierrez and Sr. Milagros Ramírez. The academic community of lay people and volunteers is a key element in the development of Don Bosco Kep.
Don Bosco Kep consists of five departments: Electricity, Information Technology, Secretarial-Hospitality, Social Communication and Sun Children Program for resident teenagers that attend local public schools.
Don Bosco Kep offers short courses for those who live or work in Kep Province: computer, English, accountant, Khmer and permaculture.
The students can improve their skills and directly put their theoretical lessons into practice. Indeed, the school has private and hostel rooms for guests, an electrical service for installation, repair or maintenance, a laundry service and service from the Media Communication Department. The Information Technology Department can also help you to set up new systems and deal with computer problems.
If you would like more information: http://donboscokep.org/