Youth Development Center Overview

In September 2005 a DTS outreach team from Kona, Hawaii came to Battambang with a heart from God to pioneer a YWAM base, and the first step was to start a Youth Development Center. Years later, the YDC is teaching English and other life skills to over 350 students every day! While our school is centered around our 12-level English curriculum, students also have the opportunity to study other subjects such as computer, Bible, art, hip hop, and other foreign languages. Our English program is accredited by the Cambodian Ministry of Education, and students receive certificates that can open doors and job opportunities for them in the future. We’re continuing to add other skills classes to further equip young people to impact their nation.

Sharing the Gospel

Every week we also have Relevant Topics, or “God Day”, as the students call it. On Relevant Topic day, students can choose one of several topics such as Love Languages, How to Study the Bible, Bible Stories, or World Religions. These days give us an opportunity to teach Biblical truth about a variety of topics, and students can ask questions about real life issues that they face. It’s also a time where we can encourage and disciple students who may be the only Christian in a Buddhist family. So many doors for conversation have been opened through Relevant Topic days.

One great thing about the YDC is that many students study with us for two or three years, which gives us time to deepen relationships and invest in them quarter after quarter. We’ve seen so many YDC students come to know the good news of Jesus, and many go on to study DTS. Our heart is to see these young people take the Gospel to their families, communities, and the nation of Cambodia.



Want to teach English, make disciples, and impact a nation?

Come join what God is doing at the Youth Development Center in Battambang.