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“Our Culture – Our Nation” Fr. Dominic Kachira, sdb

The idea of having a “Cultural Day” originated when the Accordion Orchestra group from Germany began negotiating their trip with Br. Reto Wanner who was one-time member of their orchestra. If a group of young people could undertake such a long trip with their heavy accordions and music, why don’t the Bosconians celebrate their culture? Ideas spread, excitement grew and the staff and students enthusiastically welcomed the idea of celebrating their cultural heritage. Bosconians of Tetere too wanted to be part of this cultural extravaganza.

Don Bosco Celebrates “Our Culture – Our Nation”

On Thursday, 21st July, the Bosconians of Tetere and Henderson celebrated their “Cultural Night” on the theme “Our Culture – Our Nation” showcasing the customs and dances from all the provinces. Indeed, it was celebrating the Unity in Diversity of Solomon Islands. Akkordeon Harmonists, an accordion tour orchestra from Germany, performed on the occasion captivating the audience in the crowded DBTI Gym.

Servanthood and Leadership Training

The first weekend of Week 1, Term 2, DBTI inaugurated the SALT (Servanthood and Leadership Training) with an Orientation program. All the 2nd year Trade students numbering 148 and 59 EOSDT students spent overnight in school on Friday, 22nd April. They were divided into 10 groups for a variety of fun games and group building exercises. Session 1 dealt with the basic principles of life, which build up ATTITUDES.

An Interview with a Volunteer: Maciek

Interviewer: tell me about your time at DBTI. What did you enjoy, what challenges did you experience, what memories are you taking with you? Maciek: I was welcomed to DBTI with great warmth. Thanks to the Fathers, the staff and the students it really felt like home to me. I was treated as a member of the family. Staff shared their home villages and their islands. I saw Gela, Savo, Malaita with staff and students.

Bosconian Saint Honored

Saint Dominic Savio, a student of Don Bosco in Italy, who died at the age of 15 years only (1842-1857) was canonized a saint in 1954, and declared a Model for Teenagers and Youth. The Bosconian world honor him year by year, challenging young people to youthful Sanctity. In Solomon Islands, this year, the Bosconians of Henderson and Tetere came together to give youthful expression to their joy. There was a 4 phase celebration:

My Dear Bosconians, parents/guardians, friends and well-wishers,

During the 2nd term, we had many Spiritual experiences. Most of the classes had their class retreats. The Marian month of May had many Spiritual celebrations, particularly that of St. Dominic Savio, St. Mary Mazzarello and Mary Help of Christians. We honoured other saints of the Salesian Family: St. Louis Orione (16th May), St. Leonard Murialdo (18th may), Bl. Stephen Sandor (8th June) and St. Joseph Cafasso (23rd June). This prompts me to write about the Bosconian Youth Spirituality.

Feast of Mary Help of Christians

Henderson, Tuesday, 24th May 2016: The feast day of Blessed Mary, under the tile “Help of Christians” is kept the world over. She is honoured under this title particularly in Australia and New Zealand, and the Bosconian circles all over the world. St. John Bosco built a Basilica in Turin (Northern Italy) in 1864 in honor of the “Help of Christians” and devotion to her has spread from there to every country where the Salesians of Don Bosco serve, presently in 132 countries.

Fr. Arokiam Maria Kanaga, representative of the Rector Major visits DBTI

On Tuesday, 19th March, the I.T. students of DBTI (duty Class of the week) welcomed Fr. Kanaga at Henderson airport. He is on an official visit to the Don Bosco Institutions in Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea. Fr. Kanaga is one of the Councillors of the World Body of the Salesians of Don Bosco, serving in 132 countries. He is expected to visit Don Bosco RTC and Christ the King Parish from Friday, 22nd April.

BOSCONIAN SAINT HONORED

Saint Dominic Savio, a student of Don Bosco in Italy, who died at the age of 15 years only (1842-1857) was canonized a saint in 1954, and declared a Model for Teenagers and Youth. The Bosconian world honor him year by year, challenging young people to youthful Sanctity. In Solomon Islands, this year, the Bosconians of Henderson and Tetere came together to give youthful expression to their joy. There was a 4 phase celebration:

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