Don Bosco Foundation of Cambodia (DBFC) or the Cambodian Salesian Delegation, is an organism that belongs to the Salesians of Don Bosco under the Thai Salesian Province (THA) that began activities at the Cambodian refugee camps in Thailand in 1988) with technical schools and children fund invited by the United Nations. The Cambodian Royal Government requested Don Bosco in 1990 to settle inside Cambodia for the reconstruction period.
DBFC has its genesis at the Cambodian refugee camps in Thailand when the United Nations and the Jesuit Refuge Office invited the Salesians of Don Bosco in Thailand to open six technical centers in six refugee camps along the border in 1886 and to get interest in Cambodian children living in the camps. In 1991 the Cambodian Royal Government invited Don Bosco to open a technical school in Phnom Penh.
In 1992 DBFC set the Don Bosco Children Fund. The Salesian Sisters open a vocational center for young women and some kindergarten for orphans.
In 2000 it was constructed a shelter for children in Poipet and it was acquiesced a land in Kep.
In 1997 it was open the Don Bosco Technical School in Sihanoukville, the only deep sea international port of Cambodia.
In 2007 the Don Bosco Hotel School Sihanoukville was inaugurated by His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni. In that same year it was open the program of social communication in that same city.
In that same year DBFC established two literacy centers in Battambang.
In 2011 the Don Bosco Technical School Kep was open and there was an offering to create a technical center in Ratanakiri Province, a project under formation.
The Cambodian Salesian Council (CSC) is the main board of DBFC and it is formed by the rectors of the different Salesian works in Cambodia, mainly the communities of Phnom Penh, Battambang, Poipet, Sihanoukville and Kep. Check out Edu birdie review here. It includes the Country Representative for legal issues before the Cambodian government and national and international agencies and the Salesian Delegate Superior that represents the internal organization of the Salesians in Cambodia.
The CSC is recognized as the civil and religious body by the Salesian Provincial Council with headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand and by the Salesian Region of East Asia – Oceania (EAO). The CSC has also an administrator that sees for the procurement of funds, finances reports before due authorities and control over expenditures in any project. There is also a general secretary and and other responsibilities.
Funds, Programs and Others
DBFC is a Non-For-Profit and Charitable organization depending mainly from the good will of benefactors and donors from different countries. Any program is presented to different agencies looking for support according to the needs of beneficiaries, specially children and young people. DBFC is committed that any fund reaches the real needed, specially persons who are vulnerable in society like children from streets, orphans, child workers, children in danger of human trafficking, HIV children, disabled youth, young people from Cambodian ethnic minorities, girls and young women.