Don Bosco Technical institute says 2015 is one of their most memorable years, being the bi-centenary year of their founder's birth as well as a year of great success for the institute. This is according to school Rector Fr. Dominic Kachira. He also highlighted the achievements that the school achieved during the academic year. He said 2015 commenced with enrolment of a total of 320 students in the five trade courses namely: Automotive, Carpentry, Electrical, Machine Fitting and Life Skills.
Saturday, 17th August 2015 was the Graduation day at Don Bosco Technical Institute – Henderson, when 70 students from 4 trades (Automotive, Construction, Electrical Technology and Life Skills) graduated. The Certificate course consists of two years of training at DBTI and one year in industry for their on-the-job-training (OJT). His Excellency, Sir Frank Kabui, Governor General was the Chief Guest. Among the Guests of Honor were Rev. Fr. Paul Bicomong, Provincial Superior of the Salesians of Don Bosco; Most Rev.
Yesterday, 18th September, His Excellency Leoniadas Tezapsidis, Ambassador of the European Union and High Excellency Jean-Luc Bodson, Ambassador of Belgium, paid a courtesy visit to Don Bosco Henderson at 3.00 PM. They were welcomed by the school community as they assembled to close school for the week. Both the Ambassadors gave short messages to the school. H.E. Leonidas recalled the two projects (Computer Lab and Hospitality Lab) handed over to the Institute in 2013, and wished the school well. H.E.
Tetere, 18th September: Good Samaritan Hospital – Tetere was closed today, as per direction of Dr. Joel Denty, chairman of the Hospital Board. This was to protect the safety of the Hospital staff, following the incidents of the previous day.
The three day celebration of the 200 years of the birth of St. John Bosco was just a drop in the ocean of what the young people experienced in Henderson on August 14th – 16th, 2015. The event was planned in a way that the young people bring to life what they learnt in their encounter with the SDBs and FMAs. The students from the Don Bosco Rural Training Center-Tetere, the Don Bosco Technical Institute-Henderson and the Mary Mazarrello Development Center-Henderson challenged one another with the various fun activities.
On Monday, 31st August, Sebastian Drobner, a German volunteer in DBTI since 03 March, was given a farewell at the School Assembly. Sebastian hails from Coburg, Germany. He is a student of University of Applied Sciences in Coburg. Last year he worked with the Salesians for 3 months at Don Bosco, Bamberg and was excited when he found Don Bosco Solomons on internet. He wanted to do his internship of 6 months, and that’s how he landed up at DBTI. Earlier he had volunteered almost one year in Cambodia.
George Kadau Oge, aged 28 years hails from Walande, South Malaita. He is presently working in the maintenance section at Don Bosco Technical Institute, Henderson, Solomon Islands. He enjoys his work and supports his parents who live in Honiara. A venture that he carries on with immense pride, is that of running short courses in welding for the inmates of the Correctional Centre, Rove. Here is his story:
Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of St. John Bosco and Thanking God for twenty years presence of the Salesian Family in Solomon Islands
BOSCO’S GOT TALENT SHOW The first day of the 3-day celebrations concluding the bi-centenary of Don Bosco’s birth, Bosconians from Tetere, DBTI - Henderson and Mother Mazzarello Centre – Henderson had their Talent Show at DBTI Hall yesterday from 10.30 AM. Oh, what a show!!! Magnificent or Fabulous wouldn’t be good enough an expression!