The DON BOSCO KEP CHILDREN FUND (DBKCF) is a department of the Don Bosco Technical School of Kep Province, southeast of the country, belonging to the Don Bosco Foundation of Cambodia (DBFC), with the aim to support children from the provinces of Kep, Kampot and Takeo to go back to school, preventing child begging, child labour, child exploitation, child trafficking and child abuse.
Since 2000 Kep was a branch of the Don Bosco Children Fund with headquarters in Phnom Penh. In 2011, with the planning of DBFC to develop a new technical school to attend the young population of this Cambodian region, the DBCF’s Kep branch became the Don Bosco Kep Children Fund under the leadership of Fr. Albeiro Rodas.
The provinces of Kep, Kampot and Takeo are populated by a big number of children and youth. The lack of enough educative institutions in this rural region makes that young people migrate as far as Thailand to look for better opportunities, but without enough education, making them easy preys of exploitation and abuse.
In this sense, to guarantee the access to education to small children is a way to fight this reality and to keep children out of the reach of any form of abuse.
– Looking for sponsors to children from unprivileged communities, especially orphans, abandoned kids, child workers, children with HIV or HIV’s parents, disabled children. With a monthly fee, the children can be guaranteed their right to a dignify feeding and keeping attending school.
– Supporting families of technical teachers and students living in poverty where children and elderly people are at risk, especially providing:
- Solar plants to houses without electricity.
- Drinking water with the digging of wells.
- Construction of rural toilets.
A lack of sanitation is linked to diseases and child mortality in countries like Cambodia.
– Running the Don Bosco Kep Kindergarten (DBKK) as a model space of education for children of the region.