May 22, 2022

Don Bosco Kep

Don Bosco Kep opened in 2000 as a sewing program for girls from the region that at the time was a district of Kampot (Kep was created as a province in 2004). The place was also used by groups of youth and children for trips and meetings.  In 2010, Father Ly Samnang (Albeiro Rodas) found that 50% of the students at Don Bosco technical school Sihanoukville came from Kampot, Kep and Takeo. So, there was a lack of technical and professional centres for the youth to continue their skills education in that region of the southeast of Cambodia, bordering Vietnam. Many young people emigrated to Phnom Penh and Thailand from these provinces. That’s why, in 2011, the Don Bosco technical school opened with 40 students studying social communication and journalism, hospitality or and tailoring. Fr. Samnang was appointed as the leader of the centre.

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.

Fr. Ly Samnang (Albeiro Rodas)
Sister Juanita Navel
Sisiter Maria Ramona Gutierrez
Sister Milagros Ramírez

Don Bosco Kep is made 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, Accounting, Khmer and Permaculture.

The students can improve their skills and directly put their theoretical lessons into practice. Indeed, the school have 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.

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