"montfort builds youth builds nation"

A Mission of the Brothers of Saint Gabriel, dedicated to the welfare and development of Youth in providing character formation and industrial skills training.


Montfort Youth Training Centre started in Donggongon, Penampang, Sabah on 20 June 1999 to provide critical intervention to hundreds of Youth-in-need, to give them hope for a better future and a new lease of life.


The Institution adopted the Montfortian Education Charter to direct and guide our training and teaching approaches; our residential care programme also aim to transform and empower the lives of our Youth.





We offer Industrial Skill Training  and full residential care programmes to Youth between 16 to 20 years of age. Our training programmes are accredited to the Department of Skills Development (Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran) under the Ministry of Human Resources, Malaysia and our residential care programme focuses on character development and formation.

The two-year residential care programme emphasizes on survival and living skills which are tailored to instill discipline, guidance, spiritual formation, soft skills and leadership skills. We aim to cultivate the importance of good attitudes and positive traits in order for them to be a resourceful person to their families, communities and society.

Stay informed on our latest news which we published twice a year (June & December) on the recent highlights of MYTC’s staff and trainees, their activities, programmes and events. You can also download the PDF copy of the latest newsletter here.

The Beginning

Youth are the future of our Nation. Yet many needy and the less privileged Youth, particularly those in the rural areas, are being left out from the mainstream of education and other opportunities. They are pleading to you and your organization to take them into consideration.


In answer to their plights, the Brothers of St. Gabriel established its first foundation known as Montfort Boys Town (MBT) in Shah Alam, Selangor in 1959. The demand for more places had prompted the Brothers to reach out and establish Centres in Sabah and Melaka.


“A Home Truly Dear for Needy Youth” was established in Sabah in June 1999 on an 1.1-acre site in Donggongon, Penampang, starting with 15 Trainees on makeshift facilities. Gradually, the number increased to 70. With the steady support of the public, the corporate sectors, individual donors and Charitable Foundations, this humble beginning has begun to bear fruits after having equipped many Youth with character formation, technical skills, discipline, spiritual and moral values for dignified living.


From 15 boys Trainees in 1999, we have 136 Youth in our campus today. From 1.1-acre site in Donggongon, Penampang, we moved into a bigger site of 10.86 acres at Kinarut, where we have a residential campus, a skill development campus that featured 4 workshops.


Journey So Far

Today, we have more than 130 trainees aged between 16 to 20 years old at our main campus and four trade courses offered, namely motor mechanics, welding, furniture making, and refrigeration & air-conditioning mechanics-domestic. In addition to the skill training courses which are accredited to the Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran (Department of Skill Development), the trainees are also being taught basic conversational English, arithmetic and basic computer knowledge. In 2011, Montfort Youth Training Centre(MYTC) extended the residential care programme to the school-going youth from the age of 13 years to 19 years old under our rural youth development programme in San Damiano Boys’ Hostel, Kiulu. Subsequently in 2014 we extended our program to St Mary’s Youth Hostel in Sandakan. The core objective of these two hostels is to provide a secured and conducive environment for the boarders to improve and excel in their academic studies including instilling discipline and leadership under our daily residential care programme. Entering the 19th year of our establishment, currently we have 136 trainees undergoing two years technical skills training and character formation at our Kinarut campus with another 80 school going youth at San Damiano Boys’ Hostel, Kiulu and St Mary’s Youth Hostel, Sandakan.

The Board & Staff

Montfort Youth Training Centre is managed by the Brothers of Saint Gabriel with the help of the Board of Governors led by YBhg Tan Sri Datuk Bernard Giluk Dompok as the Chairman. There are around 60 full time staff, working for the welfare and education of the Youth in the residential care, industrial skills training, and character formation for their personal growth development.

Present Members of the Board of Governors


YBhg. Tan Sri Datuk Bernard Giluk Dompok



YBhg. Datuk Margaret Fung

Mr. Chiang Wei Chia

Mr. Roger Ling Kong Siong

YBhg. Datuk Willie Wong Chik Hing

YBhg. Datuk Johnny Wong Chen Yee

Mr. Joseph Tek Choon Yee

Ms. Julia Willie Jock


Ex- Officio Member

Pengarah, Jabatan Perkhidmatan Kebajikan Am Sabah


Board Secretary

Mr. Frederick Mah Hon Phing

Director, Montfort Youth Training Centre



Management Committee

The Management Committee is the highest decision making body that meets regularly for management of the day-to-day operations of the Institution.


Policy matters are reserved for the Board of Governors and the Provincial Superior and his Council.


Management Committee members comprising the following:



Mr. Frederick Mah Hon Phing



Ms. Sabrina Wu

Mr. Andy Pius

Mr. Dius Jastine Tunjan

Mr. Vincent Wong

Ms. Eveline Eduwardo

Ms. Meta Melanie Godfrey

Ms. Florence David


Ex- Officio Member

Bro. James Anting sg, Local Superior


MYTC Anthem

Together We Achieve


United in strength in spirit and in soul

MYTC we are always on the go

We conquer all our rivals

We always do our best

No one will ever beat us

We’re better than the rest


MYTC together we achieve

Though sometimes we might fall

We will never lose our hold


So follow our examples and do as you are told

“I MUST! I CAN” as Montfort motto goes

Although it’s hard to follow

Never will we slacken

Together let us sing

Our song so bright and bold


MYTC together we achieve

Though sometimes we might fall

We will never lose our hold


United in strength in spirit and in soul

MYTC we’ll always reach our goal

All challenges we face them

We always do our best

All burdens will be lightened

In God we take our rest.


Our Mission


To develop Youth to their full potential WHILE UPHOLDING THE MONTFORTIAN SPIRIT.

Our Aims and Objectives


The aims of Montfort are two-pronged, namely Character Formation and Skill Training. Being competent in skill is balanced with being disciplined in character so that the Youth are ready for gainful employment and become vibrant nation builders.


The objectives of Montfort are three-facet, namely –


• To provide residential care for Youth under its training programme


• To provide guidance and accompaniment for integral human development


• To provide foundational education and industrial skills development

montfortian education charter

Our Approach


MYTC’s two-year residential programme teaches living skills and is tailored to instill discipline, guidance, spiritual formation, soft skills and leadership skills. Our challenge is to cultivate the importance of good attitudes and positive traits which will transform our Trainees to be a resourceful persons for their families, communities and society.

about us

our vision & mission

Montfort Youth Training Centre

"Montfort Builds Youth Builds Nation"



Jalan Lama Penampang-Papar, Kinarut, 88200 Kota Kinabalu P.O. Box 612, 89507 Penampang, Sabah, Malaysia.

Tel: +6088 755811, +6088 755815

Fax: +6088 755849

Email: general@montfortsabah.org

Website: www.montfortsabah.org