DBFC is a legal local Non-Governanmental Organization registered in the Ministry of Education of the Royal Government of Cambodia (Memorandum of Understanding of DBFC with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, MOU, Number 828 OI/MFA/IC, April 13, 2015 and an international organization belonging to the Salesian Congregation of Don Bosco.

       This is the only legal and official website of DBFC with this URL: www.donboscokhmer.org in English and www.km.donboscokhmer.org in Khmer.

       Other official websites for DBFC works are:

       There is not other registered/legal URL for this organization inside or outside Cambodia.
All the content published in this website, belongs to DBFC including text, data, information, images, photographs, music, sound, video, or other material.  DBFC does not use content from other websites, organizations or private bodies and only under serious reasons. In such case, references will be clearly made noticed.

       We do not interchange links with other websites, organizations or private bodies under any reason. We use only external links to websites related to Don Bosco works and projects in Cambodia or outside Cambodia if such link has to see with the Cambodian project.

       DBFC links to organizations or institutions that share its same mission in Cambodia as education or campaigns in benefit of children, youth and women in disadvantage.

       DBFC does not collect private data from users of this site.


       Description of Agreements Between the Don Bosco Foundation of Cambodia and the Royal Government of Cambodia since 1991.

       DBFC has done different agreements with the Royal Government of Cambodia. The most important are :

Memorandum of Understanding between Don Bosco Foundation of Cambodia and the Royal Government of Cambodia

       It was signed in Phnom Penh on 26th of May, 2000 by Fr. John Visser, Director of DBFC and Mr. Chhoeung Chamroeun, Secretary of State. In this document is stated that the Royal Government of Cambodia has expressed a desire that Don Bosco Foundation of Cambodia will engage exclusively in humanitarian activities for social welfare and public benefit in cooperation with the Royal Government.

       It is said also that the Don Bosco Foundation of Cambodia, with its international headquarters at Italy and main office at Phnom Penh, is not a non-profit, humanitarian organization as described in the accompanying organizational documents, mission statements and program activities of Don Bosco Foundation of Cambodia. It is said that Don Bosco Foundation of Cambodia agrees to comply with the laws and regulations of the Kingdom of Cambodia. It follows 26 articles and annexes about the agreement.

Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Foreing Affairs 2015

Agreement with Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training

       The Project Agreement between the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training of the Kingdom of Cambodia and Don Bosco Foundation of Cambodia. The general scope of this agreement is to cooperate in the development, the implementation and the evaluation of the project within the Cambodian Government’s policy guidelines.

       The Project start date is 1st June 2006 and will continue until 1st June 2009. It was signed by Vong Sauth, Minister of Labor and Vocational Training and Leonard Ochoa, Deputy Country Representative.

Agreement with Ministry of Education

       Agreement between the Ministry of Education of Cambodia and the Don Bosco Foundation of Cambodia signed on March 26th 1992 by Em Somol. Representative of Ministry of Education and Fr. John Visser, Representative of Don Bosco Foundation of Cambodia.

       In this Agreement it is said that in order to help the Cambodian youth that are poor and have no source of support, to have an appropriate Technical Training for future integration in the society by finding a job, the Ministry of Education of the State of Cambodia and the Bangkok based Salesian Society of Don Bosco with its headquarters in Rome, Italy, have agreed to the present statements.

Agreement over Don Bosco Children Fund

       The Project Agreement between the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports and Don Bosco Foundation of Cambodia in the program named Don Bosco Children Fund to assist children (6-12 years) who are unable to go to school because of poverty of the family helping them to access primary education.

       The Agreement was signed on August 26, 2002 by Pok Than, Secretary of State and Fr. John Visser, Country Representative.

Agreement over Technical Education

       The Project Agreement between the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports and Don Bosco Foundation of Cambodia in the program named Technical and Vocational Schools to provide a professional technical training to the most vulnerable members of society, poor Cambodian youth, orphans, enabling the instructors to develop by professionally through upgrading seminars and supporting enrollment on the B.S, course at the National Technical Training Institute (NTTI) and to assist in the economic growth of the Cambodian economy by increasing the supply of skilled labor.

       The Agreement was signed on August 26, 2002 by Pok Than, Secretary of State and John Visser, Country Representative.

About Funds

       DBFC is a Non-For-Profit organization (NPO).

       There is a strict process of funding for our organization. Nobody can pose as a member of the DBFC to collect funds in its name, at least such person or organization has the official approval of the Cambodian Salesian Council (CSC) of the organization.

       You can donate to support any program of the DBFC. It entitles you to the following rights:

  • You can ask full information from any department of the DBFC about the program or project you want to support.
  • You can schedule visits to the works in coordination with members and offices of the DBFC.
  • You can ask external information about the programs, projects and works of the Foundation to Cambodian official offices, partner organizations or any body of the Salesians of Don Bosco in the world.
  • You can ask full reports about the way your funds have been implemented.

       Donations to DBFC does not entitled to the following:

  • You do not become a member of the DBFC if you donate.
  • You do not have especial rights to the works, programs or projects if you donate.
  • If you sponsor children and youth through DBFC or DBCF, the relations between you and the beneficiary are made through DBFC. Odd plans with your beneficiary would lead to suspend your support in order to protect the beneficiary. We do not encourage child and youth email contact with any beneficiary. If you get messages from beneficiaries, it is right to report it to the due members of DBFC.
  • You do not have the right to claim private data from beneficiaries, especially children, like photos, personal documents, etc.

Child Protection Policy

  • Don Bosco Cambodia is committed to Child Protection Policy in order to prevent any kind of abuse or situations that could put children under risk of physical or moral danger. The Child Protection Policy includes any human being from the womb of their mother (any woman in pregnancy) to the legal age of 18 years old that is object of any benefit of any program of Don Bosco Foundation of Cambodia, but also any child that is not under any direct benefit from DBFC but can be object of any indirect benefit or consequence of any action by DBFC.
  • Young people older than 18 years old getting any benefit of DBFC – for example, most of the technical students are aged 17-24 years old – are not considered children, but their status as young people getting a benefit due to their vulnerability, makes them object of special protection against any kind of abuse. It includes girls and young women and disabled children and youth.
  • Under any circumstances no adult must engage in special relations with children in a way it can be understand as a form of abuse such as harassment, touching or giving special gifts in order to have the attention and affection of any child, including children in villages or those who are not included in any DBFC’s program. Adults linked to DBFC doing something similar to it must be expelled from the organization and, if the case is serious, that person can be reported to the authorities. DBFC reports also any case of abuse or any suspicious about adults not linked to DBFC, since its mission is the protection of vulnerable children.
  • Adults linked to DBFC are not authorized to do the following actions:
    • Staying alone with a child or a small group of children in private places such as bedrooms, car, home.
    • Taking photos of children without an official permission and a serious purpose that would come to the benefit of children. It is completely forbidden to take photos of children suggesting nudity or that can be used for dark purposes. Photographers using photos of children for personal purposes such as posing as a NGO in order to collect funds, are putting in danger the children and using them.
    • Filming children follow the same policies of photography: any intention to film children must get an official permission with a clear purpose.
    • Courting students. It includes young people older than 18 years old. It is specially for foreign volunteers that could consider that it is right to court a student because he or she is a young adult. Cambodian youth see foreigners as opportunities to overcome their poverty. In this regard, it is a way of abuse.
    • Planning special programs with a child on free time, bringing the child out of the center, school or village. Any special program with children must be approved by a formal authority.
    • Using Internet or any media of DBFC to access pornography involving children. It is a criminal offense and it can be reported.
    • Emailing a child without any official authorization.
  • DBFC has the right to request police records from unknown applicants.
  • Persons with criminal records involving child abuse are not accepted to work with any department of DBFC, because the mission of the Foundation has to see necessary with children, at least there is a special report from authorities or judiciary stating that such person does not consider a risk for children.
  • DBFC follows the international standard in what has to see with persons with criminal records involving child abuse. These persons are not admitted to live near schools or children centers. If there is any person doing so, DBFC will request to the authorities that such person should move farther to avoid contact with children.
  • DBFC train children under its care in Child Policy, instructing the children over dangers of child abuse, as well as any personnel involved in any project of DBFC.
  • DBFC cooperates with authorities and other organizations specialized in child protection in order to protect not only children under its care, but any child that any member of DBFC knows is under risk.
  • No project of DBFC accepts propositions such as “orphanage tourism”, “paying volunteers’ agencies” or involving children in works such as child tourist guides or any labor where the child is used for services.
  • Any employee or volunteer must commit to child protection. In any contract, child policies must be included. If there is not mention of child policies in any contract, it is automatically empowered by this public child policy published in this website.

This Child Protection Policy is regularly revised and updated. 

Other issues

  • DBFC does not give recommendations to individuals or other organizations.
  • Although it belongs to the Salesian Catholic Order of Don Bosco, it is not confessional in its programs. Children, youth, staff and beneficiary families are not asked to join any religious purpose under no reason. Those who do so, do it freely and such decision does not entitled that person to any special favor from Don Bosco. It is an organization to help children and youth from vulnerable communities, without regard of religion, race or any other discriminatory term.

       By fundings DBFC can continue its commitment to the social change and development of Cambodia in the education and formation of its children, youth, workers and women from disadvantaged sectors of the country, especially those from rural areas.

       However, we encourage your support by contracting the services generated in our workshops or offices. Doing that, our students have the possibility to train, you have a guaranteed work and DBFC gets incomes to improve its mission.

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