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East Timor - A real commitment always brings positive results

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East Timor - A real commitment always brings positive results

(ANS - Dili) - In the last twenty years, the Salesians have had a great impact on the education of young people in East Timor. They have opened schools, initiated high-level study programs in Literature and Mathematics and have devised a type of teaching aimed at employment that takes into account moral skills and character development.

Most of the young people who have studied in Salesian schools and vocational training centers in Dili today have a stable job. Some teach in the same schools where they studied, others have found jobs in the construction sector, at airports or have opened shops and bars.


Furthermore, the "Don Bosco Training Center Comoro" offers another highly regarded career opportunity, namely an accredited course in rural road construction. The objective of this course is to improve access in and to rural areas, which clearly offers excellent prospects for the future. In addition to guaranteeing a job to those involved in road construction, in fact, it is expected that this will improve the lives of the inhabitants of rural areas and reduce the risk of malnutrition.

Noteworthy, the activities of the Technical Institute of Maliana, which today is a thriving educational center and has more than 100 students who all reside within the campus.

In East Timor, the Salesians also manage several orphanages. In Laga and Venilale there are homes that host girls, while in Lospalos there are those for males. In all the centers, the Salesians offer loving care to all those children who do not have parental support.

East Timorese Salesian schools and parishes also host many students from Melbourne, Australia, who choose East Timor as a destination for their immersion programs. It's always nice to see how these experiences generate friendships that will last over the years.


Despite all these efforts, many difficulties still persist in East Timor: 4 out of 10 people live in poverty, easily preventable diseases are still widespread and access to water and sanitation is reduced.

The Salesians' commitment and effort to the education of young people continues. A commitment carried out also thanks to the generosity of Australian donors, who support the Salesians through "Salesian Mission Australia", the Missions Office of the Province of Australia.

Please visit the Salesian Mission Australia website (https://salesianmissionsaustralia.org.au/) for more information.


                                                                                                          by Michael Lynch

  • Timor Est
  • Giovani
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    Sierra Leone - "Hell" by Chennu, in Freetown prison, in 22 minutes of film

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    (ANS Freetown) - "Kanaki Films" is the producer of Raúl de la Fuente and Amaia Remírez who made a short film about the life of a young man from Sierra Leone who manages to change his life: from being imprisoned to being the support for young prisoners. The short documentary was screened for the first time in the "Kimuak" program of the San Sebastián International Film Festival, Spain.

    "Hell" tells the story of Chennu, a street child from Freetown in Sierra Leone. At the age of 15 he entered the adult prison of Pademba Road in the country's capital. It is a film that wants to put in the foreground "the stories of those people who are dying forgotten in prison in inhuman conditions," Amaia Remírez denounces.

    Furthermore, it is a story of personal overcoming focused on the protagonist, Chennu. A "very powerful" character, Remírez points out. After spending four years in prison, he manages to change his life and "Now he is dedicated to helping prisoners". "It is a complete redemption and a total overcoming of the difficulties experienced in prison." The short film was produced thanks to the support of "Don Bosco Fambul Center" of Freetown in Sierra Leone and "Misiones Salesianas" of Madrid.

    One of the groups attending "Don Bosco Fambul" is the group of prisoners in the adult prison, where they met Chennu. "With this short film we want to give visibility to the work in the prison that the Salesians are doing, especially with minors and the sick."

    "Kanaki Films" has been working on documentaries for several years by proxy for "Misiones Salesianas" to give visibility to the work being done in developing countries. The last film was "Love", in Sierra Leone, but also "30,000" in the Ivory Coast, and the soon-to-released "Palabek. Refuge of Hope", in Uganda.


    The national premiere of "Hell" will take place at the end of October at the "Seminci" (International Film Week), in Valladolid, in the competitive short films section "Story Time". "It is an objective for us to be there," said Amaia.

    • Sierra Leone
    • Inferno
    • Chennu
    • Freetown
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      Italy - 1 October 1944 - 75th anniversary of Fr Elia Comini's martyrdom

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      Italy - 1 October 1944 - 75th anniversary of Fr Elia Comini's martyrdom

      (ANS - Rome) - One of the most brutal massacres carried out by the Nazi SS in Europe during the Second World War was that consummated around Monte Sole, in the territories of Marzabotto, Grizzana Morandi and Monzuno, commonly known as the "Massacre of Marzabotto" (Bologna). Among the victims there were several priests and religious, including Salesian Fr Elia Comini. October 1st marks the 75th anniversary of his martyrdom.

      The Servant of God Fr Elia Comini was born in the locality of "Madonna del Bosco" of Calvenzano di Vergato (Bologna) on 7 May 1910. Very young, Mons. Fidenzio Mellini, a former student of Don Bosco in Turin, directed him to the Salesians of Finale Emilia. Novice on 1 October 1925, he made his first profession on 3 October 1926 and was perpetually professed on 8 May 1931. Ordained a priest in Brescia on 16 March 1935, the Servant of God lived in Salesian houses in Chiari (in the province of Brescia, until 1941) and in Treviglio (in the province of Bergamo, from 1941 to 1944), and stands out as a good teacher of humanities and a solid, certain reference for many young people. In summer, in agreement with his superiors, Fr Elia returns to the Bolognese Apennines - in Salvaro - to help his mother, now old and alone. Mons. Fidenzio Mellini himself helps in the pastoral care.

      A hardy journey, so much so that it commits Fr Elia Comini through the extremely difficult summer of 1944. He arrives in Salvaro on 24 June. He will remain there for just over three months, until his death. He helps the population in concrete terms, in the many needs dictated by the time of war. He animates the liturgy and promotes the frequency of the sacraments, supports the consecrated and lives an intense apostolate in the exercise of all the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. He also mediates between the opposite fronts: the partisans and the Germans of the Wehrmacht. The Servant of God institutes, with the young Dehonian father Martino Capelli, a priestly fraternity that associates them in the ministry.

      On 29 September 1944 morning, Fr Elia and Fr Martino Capelli rushed towards the "Creda", a settlement where the SS of the Sixteenth Armored Division had just committed a massacre: stoles, holy oils and techa clearly identify them as priests in the exercise of their ministry of comfort to the dying. Regardless, they were captured, stripped of priestly insignia, used as beasts of burden in the transport of ammunition; thus began their triduum of passion. From the very beginning, Fr Elia is convinced that he is destined to die; nonetheless, is close to the prisoners (a few hundred raked into one same space), always ready to comfort, help, and finally absolve. The different mediations with which they try to save him fail, while he intercedes for everyone.

      On the evening of October 1, 1944, he was killed together with Father Martino and the group of the "incapacitated" - despite being young and able to work - at the "Botte" of the hemp field of Pioppe di Salvaro at the end of a surreal liturgy in which the SS had the prisoners paraded on a catwalk before mowing them down with machine gun fire: he, chanting the Litanies and finally shouting "Pietà!", had transformed it into a prayerful advance towards Heaven. Shortly before his death, a German soldier violently strikes his hands and his breviary falls between the bodies. In the impossibility of recovering the bodies, the river grids will be subsequently opened and the impetuous current of the river Reno will forever carry away those poor remains, already consumed and become "earth". In the moments of execution, the body of Fr Elia Comini had protected one of the only three survivors of the "Botte" massacre.

      Fr Elia Comini is immediately associated with a reputation for martyrdom, thanks to which his previous holy life is also re-read in a light of new awareness. He is a witness to the charity of the Good Shepherd who watches over the flock, ready to give his life for it, in defense of the weak and the innocent.

      • Italia
      • Elia Comini
      • Martiri
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        South Korea - Historical manual for Salesian translators worldwide published

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        South Korea - Historical manual for Salesian translators worldwide published

        (ANS - Seoul) - After the 2nd Seminar for Salesian Translators which took place in Myanmar in August, the first "Manual for Salesian Translators" was published. Published by Don Bosco Media of Seoul, 300 copies of the 72-page manual have already been printed.

        Long overdue, this publication is now being distributed among Salesian translators in the East Asia-Oceania Region and beyond. This is an important document for Salesian history, since it is the first manual designed specifically for translators. The manual came out just in time for the feast of Saint Jerome, which occurs on September 30 and which coincides with the International Day of Translators, called by the United Nations.

        The manual consists of 5 chapters, named as follows:
        1. Introduction
        2. The Salesian Translator
        3. The key processes of translation
        4. The post-translation process
        5. Appendices

        One of the most significant parts of the entire manual is, without doubt, the introductory note by the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime. Simple and encouraging words, which reach Salesian translators from all over the world.

        "Five years ago," writes the Rector Major, "when some translators from the East Asia-Oceania Region met in K'Long in Vietnam, I remember telling them how happy I was with initiatives like these, which are the result of a deep and rich vision. Those Salesians, men and women, have planted a seed."


        The process that led to the writing of this manual was long and complex, required a lot of commitment on the part of the authors and it took several consultations before it actually saw the light. But it was really necessary to continue spreading the charism of Don Bosco throughout the world.


        "Translation is important. It has been for the Church for over two millennia and it is so for our Congregation," the Rector Major writes. "It is important for society as a whole, especially in a globalized world like ours. The United Nations, from 2017, have adopted the Feast of St. Jerome, Patron Saint of Translators, as 'International Day of Translators'. It is encouraging to see that our Salesian translators have deemed this role so important, so much so as to want to explain their work through this Manual, in an attempt to encourage others to take on this task."

        • Corea del Sud
        • Documento
        • Traduttori
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          Spain - "The magic of the family": family camp

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          (ANS - Jaen) - "We cannot encourage a path of fidelity and mutual self-giving," writes Pope Francis in Amoris Laetitia, "without encouraging the growth, strengthening and deepening of conjugal and family love." In this perspective, from August 19th to 24th, in the Sierra de Cazorla (Jaén), a group of 80 people, composed of 18 families, 5 animators and a Salesian of Don Bosco, lived a family camp for the second consecutive year, an experience of being Salesian, family, joyful, formative and spiritual entitled "the magic of the family."

          This initiative arises from the Consulta of the Salesian Family of Seville, after a process of discernment and reception of the invitations that the Church, the Congregation and society offer to take care of the family. This is how the "Family Camp" was born.

          In this second year there were many requests from many families who wanted to be chosen to live this great adventure.

          "We have lived a beautiful experience," writes Eva Sanchez, "that touches the heart and leaves traces in life. They are experiences that help you to face the problems of life and are like a fuel to face personal and family struggles. It is not easy to find a space for reflection and dialogue with oneself, one's partner and one's family."

          The group lived this encounter in a privileged environment, not only for the beauty of the surrounding nature, but above all for the human level and faith of each of the members of the camp, each in their own style, but with a common denominator: to make the days a wonderful experience.

          Accompanied by families held by the hands of God, the experience took place across five days, lived with intensity, and experience that was indeed full and of community.

          "We discovered ourselves," says Eve, "and what it means to be a community, what it means to be a family. We have deepened the meaning of discernment and of our mission as families, and we have done it together with our children and our spouses."

          The camp was a team effort, with the presence of a Salesian of Don Bosco and of the families, who succeeded in forming a profound community experience.

          Fr Alejandro Guevara writes: "We now have but to share what we have experienced, reflect it towards others and be witnesses of this spiritual recharge. Note that we are children of a dreamer and that always being happy is the best way to face life. We are bearers of this magic received. Undoubtedly we have been chosen. Now we must transmit the magic of the family, an experience that helps to renew and reinforce families."

          • Spagna
          • Famiglia
          • Campo Famiglia
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            East Timor - Gratitude of President Guterres for contribution of Fr João Pires de Deus

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            East Timor - Gratitude of President Guterres for contribution of Fr João Pires de Deus

            (ANS - Dili) - Fr João Pires de Deus, the oldest Salesian of the East Timor Vice Province, died Sunday 22 September at the age of 91, after 61 years of missionary life spent in East Timor and 53 as a Salesian.

            Fr João de Deus was born in Mirandela, Bragança, Portugal, on April 15, 1928. In 1958 he was sent to East Timor, where he remained until his death. Here, in 1963 he founded the "Fatumaka Technical School of Agriculture" and supported the development of Catholic missions in Baucau.

            In 1975, with the civil war raging, the Portuguese government ordered the immediate evacuation of all Catholic missionaries from East Timor, but Fr João de Deus decided to stay in the country, despite the risks and dangers he was running.

            In that year he was captured by the Indonesians and was released only a few weeks later.

             

            After the dismantling of the bases in 1978, the Catholic Church was the only institution that remained with the population during the Indonesian occupation. To support the resistance, the Portuguese missionaries built orphanages in Baguia, Laga and Quelicai, which welcomed war orphans. When East Timor gained independence, Fr João remained there and continued to support the local population.

             

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            In 2012 he was awarded the Medal of the Order "Martinho Lopes", an order created by the State to recognize the contribution of the Catholic Church in the national liberation of East Timor and to offer thanks for the support and closeness to the local population.

            Francisco Guterres, President of the Democratic Republic of East Timor, personally offered his last farewell to Fr João de Deus, going to the Chapel of Don Bosco in Comoro.

            On behalf of the whole State, the President expressed the greatest gratitude for the contribution that Fr João had made for national independence. President Guterres then signed a presidential decree, published yesterday, 24 September, where he once again expresses his thanks for what Fr João de Deus did in the most difficult years for the country.


            The East Timorese Head of State then brought his condolences to the Salesian Family for this great loss.

            • Timor Est
            • TLS
            • Joao Pires de Deus
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              Italy - Don Bosco Missions Ethnographic Museum opens 28 September

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              Italy - Don Bosco Missions Ethnographic Museum opens 28 September

              (ANS - Turin) - On the eve of the 150th departure of Salesian missionaries from Turin, the Missioni Don Bosco Ethnographic Museum is soon to be inaugurated. Wanted and designed to make the knowledge of the missionary world increasingly accessible to the pilgrims of Valdocco, the museum is located in the building next to the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians. It constitutes an original showpiece of Turin's international dimension and is a scientifically relevant warehouse of the culture of the native peoples from across the globe.

              On 28 September at 2:00 pm the Rector Major of the Salesians, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, will bless this new space with the participation of 17 provincials from all over the world, 13 missionaries returned for refresher courses in Italy and 36 new starters. With them the president of Missioni Don Bosco, Giampietro Pettenon.

              "This small museum tells of a meeting," explains Elisabetta Gatto, ethnologist and curator for the Don Bosco Missions of the new cultural space, "the one between the Salesian missionaries and several populations with whom, starting with the first expedition to Patagonia in 1875, they entered in contact. Testimony of this meeting are the objects that the missionaries brought to Italy and which are part of the collections of the Ethnological Missionary Museum of Colle Don Bosco."

              Exhibited visitors shall find tools, furniture, clothes, ornaments, fruit of the creativity with which the different human groups have been able to adapt to the environment, transforming the resources available for the needs of everyday life and for the realization of cultural and ritual practices.

              The museum map is designed by geographical area; it is possible to deepen the visit by choosing the thematic itineraries by subject, available in the audio guides.


              Far from wanting to be exhaustive about the widespread presence of Salesian missions in the world, this museum space is a showcase of the most significant Salesian presences alongside indigenous peoples and for the protection of different cultural traditions.

              The itinerary begins with Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, destinations of the first Salesian missionary expedition in 1875. The exhibits are an important testimony of cultures and populations now extinct; the artifacts collected by Fr Borgatello in 1911 and Fr De Agostini in 1932 can be considered unique pieces today.

              It continues with the Shuar of Ecuador (of note the especially significant work of Father Bolla), with the Yanomami of Venezuela (the work of Fr Cocco is precious), with the peoples of the Rio Negro, with the Bororo, the Xavante and the Carajá of the Brazil, with the Nagas of Northeast India. A showcase is dedicated to China, one to Japan, one to Oceania. The itinerary closes with two showcases dedicated to the African continent.


              The museum opens up to the contemporary thanks to the documentation contained in the maxi-screen that testifies the current commitment of the Salesian missionaries in the world in favor of the most disadvantaged and those most in need of help. The visitor will be able to explore some realities of Salesian presences in the five continents through a monitor, also told through short videos and photographs.

              • Italia
              • Missioni Don Bosco
              • Museo Etnografico
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                Syria – Syria transformation continues: from Damascus battlefield to new Salesian youth center

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                Syria – Syria transformation continues: from Damascus battlefield to new Salesian youth center

                (ANS - Damascus) - For years the bullets and the blast of bombs have been the background of the Jaramana neighborhood, in Damascus. The war that Syria has been going through since 2011 has destroyed this part of the city and its traces are visible. Most of the children and young people who participate in the activities of the Salesian Youth Center in the country's capital come from this area, with 1.5 million people. Now that the war seems to have calmed down - even if these days, very close to Jaramana, large explosions have been heard - the Salesians are continuing the construction of the Youth Center, a church and a vocational training center.

                For some time, the Salesians of the Middle East Province had decided to get their activities as close as possible to the most remote and needy populations. At the height of the war dramatic moments were experienced indeed with families that made young people and children get on the buses, in the middle of the bombings, running a terrible risk.

                "On many occasions we have suspended the bus lines. We had the opportunity to communicate with the educators and then to inform the families," said Fr Alejandro León, Superior of the Salesian Province of the Middle East.

                The district of Jaramana is located one hour from the current youth center of Damascus, due to the city's traffic. The objective of the Salesians is to move to this area, with a Muslim majority, "to open it also to the youth of that neighborhood in these difficult times in which the reconstruction of the country is beginning."

                Fr León wanted to remember one of the great lessons he received from some of the children in this district. "One day when, due to the bombing, we suspended the route of the buses that took the kids to the youth center, I saw that at two o'clock in the afternoon an educator and several children from that neighborhood showed up at Mass. They had walked in the middle of the bombardments for more than two hours. At the end of the Mass I told them that I was very angry because they had disobeyed and had put their lives in jeopardy. The educator, very serene, gave me a lesson in theology and faith at the same time when he asked me who I was to forbid them from going to Mass on Sunday."

                Now, with the help of many benefactors, a Salesian center will be established to accompany the formation of thousands of young Syrians affected by the war.

                • Siria
                • Damasco
                • MOR
                • Alejandro Leon
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                  Ecuador - Leadership and Catholic and Salesian identity, axes of reflection for IUS Leadership Course

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                  Ecuador - Leadership and Catholic and Salesian identity, axes of reflection for IUS Leadership Course

                  (ANS - Quito) - A strategic guideline of the common program of IUS, the Salesian Institutions of Higher Education, at the global level constitute the formation of the leaders of universities and centers of higher education; under this premise, at the Salesian Polytechnic University (UPS) – Quito campus, 28 rectors and academic authorities meet for module 2 of the Course for IUS directors. The meeting began on September 23rd and ends on Friday September 27th.

                  Fr Marcelo Farfán, IUS general coordinator, said that this second module is essential to share key elements around two themes: how to animate and manage a Salesian institution of higher education and how to animate and manage the Catholic and Salesian identity of these institutes.


                  Through various interventions and experiences the following skills are hoped to be tested and fostered:

                  - Develop a better understanding of the mission and identity of a Catholic and Salesian Higher Education Institution.
                  - Ensure the evangelizing intentionality of a IUS.
                  - Experiment with the Preventive System in the context of higher education.
                  - Guarantee the centrality of the option for young people, especially the poorest people and  'working class' neighbourhoods.
                  - Ensure the pastoral dimension of the university.

                  Fr Javier Herrán, UPS Rector, welcomed the participants from Europe, Africa and America. The first session was led by Fr Fernando Montes, a Jesuit priest, on the theme "Identity and Mission of the Catholic University", followed by the theme "Salesian presence in education: from the Oratorian experience to higher education", given by the Salesian Center for Ongoing Formation America (CSFPA).

                  Some of the topics covered during the course are: "The historical process of IUS", by Mario Olmos; "The IUS network today" and the "Salesian University Pastoral", by Fr Marcelo Farfán; "The Salesian Educational-Pastoral Model", by Fr Fabio Attard, General Councilor for Youth Ministry, via Skype; "The option for young people, especially for the poorest and 'working class' zones", by Fr Ronaldo Zacharias; "Salesian University Leadership", by Fr Alejandro Rodríguez; "The Preventive System in Salesian Higher Education", by Fr Michal Vojtas, among others.

                  The work methodology is characterized by being formative-experiential, allowing participants to deepen, reflect and take on the role of leadership. Undoubtedly, training university leaders is pointing to the future.

                  • Ecuador
                  • IUS
                  • Corso
                  • Identità Salesiana
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                    Italy - Appointment with Harambée and 150th missionary expedition returns

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                    Italy - Appointment with Harambée and 150th missionary expedition returns

                    (ANS - Turin) - From 27 to 29 September, the traditional missionary appointment with the Harambée will take place in Turin - Valdocco, which this year will be enriched by an important anniversary: ​​the 150th missionary expedition. 36 Salesians and 13 Daughters of Mary Help of Christians will receive the missionary cross from the hands of the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, during the celebration in the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians.

                    Don Bosco's missionary dream continues, after 150 years, thanks to the commitment of the 36 Salesians who will receive the missionary cross. 9,523 missionaries have been sent avroad in 150 expeditions. "We must respond generously to the Lord: if today the Salesian charism lives in 134 nations, it is due to confreres like these who have brought the Gospel into the world by educating the young," said the Rector Major.


                    To underline the importance of this anniversary, during the days of the Harambée there is a Salesian re-reading of the testimonies of Salesian holy missionaries together with the presentation of the departures, before the large celebration in the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians.

                    The event will start on Friday 27 September with the welcome of the participants, followed by an introductory moment. The following day, Saturday 28 September, there will be the awaited inauguration of the Missioni Don Bosco Ethnographic Museum intended to make the knowledge of the missionary world increasingly accessible to the pilgrims of Valdocco. At 2 pm, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime shall bless this new space, which was built in the structure of the Mission Office. It contains many objects from the daily life of ethnic minorities that the Salesians have encountered over the years in mission lands.


                    Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, Rector Major, will officiate Mass in the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians in Turin and, accompanied by Mother General of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, Mother Yvonne Reungoat, will hand over the missionary cross to Salesians and Daughters of Mary Help of Christians who are preparing to begin this new path. Furthermore, before the beginning of the Mass, Fr Guillermo Basañes, General Councilor for the Missions, and Fr Alejandro León, Salesian Provincial of the Middle East (MOR) shall speak to the future missionaries.

                    Also present at this missionary feast will be the Superiors of various Italian Salesian Provinces and the participation of Salesians and FMA of the Provinces of origin of the departing members is foreseen.

                    On Sunday 29 September it will be possible to follow the presentation of the participants at 9.00 am and the Holy Mass at 11.00 am on the ANS Facebook page. The live broadcast is available in three languages: Italian, Spanish and English.

                    • Italia
                    • Harambée
                    • Spedizione Missionaria Salesiana
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                      Panama - President of Panama visits Don Bosco Technical Institute, delighted by warm welcome

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                      Panama - President of Panama visits Don Bosco Technical Institute, delighted by warm welcome

                      (ANS - City of Panama) - On Thursday 19 September the Don Bosco Technical Institute received a surprise visit from the President of the Republic of Panama, Laurentino Cortizo, interested in getting to know first hand the progress in the restructuring of laboratories and curricular projects of the institute. The President emphasized the relationship he has always had with the school that teaches students from working class areas of the capital and the peripheries.

                      The institute's students and collaborators were encouraged and motivated by his visit. The notes of the Salesian hymns resounded across the gym, making President Cortizo feel very much at home. The words of welcome were given by Fr Dante De La Gaspera and by the student José Jiménez. The official poster and the invitation to the inauguration of "Expotecnia 2019" were presented, the fair a window for students to show the public the creativity and ingenuity of the technical and scientific projects they have developed.

                      The President visited the new mechatronics laboratory (former electromechanical laboratory), and Dr. Victor Costella, coordinator of the technical area, provided information on the work being carried out, plans and projects to which President Cortizo was very interested. The President promised that through the Institute for Training and Valorisation of Human Resources, 500 scholarships will be awarded, which include transportation, special and quality level courses, for the benefit of less affluent students so that they can study in the institute. Furthermore, public school students, apart from regular lessons, will be able to take technical courses to complete their formation.


                      The Don Bosco Technical Institute is the only school in the country that is accredited by the Ministry of Education as a technical training body, which allows it to develop programs and projects aimed at the formation of students, instructors and the general public.

                      Teacher training for vocational and technical schools in the nation will be carried out by the Don Bosco Technical Institute, which is considered as a model institution of technical education. Furthermore, laboratories and workshops with modern equipment will be restructured by the end of 2019.


                      At the end of the visit, students and teachers thanked the President with the Salesian joy that distinguishes them. The President told the students gathered in the gym, where he went on Sunday to attend Mass, that he was delighted by their warm welcome.

                      • Panama
                      • Istituto Tecnico Don Bosco
                      • accoglienza
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