Don Bosco pushes culture to the front

Youth & Careers

The Don Bosco Technological Institute (DBTI) Boroko staged its cultural show on Saturday.
The theme of the show was ‘Harim Tok – Wokabaut Wantaim’ which is the Tok Pisin translation of “Let us cultivate the art of listening and accompaniment”.
The event concluded celebrations of Don Bosco Week from Aug 11-18.
The celebrations started with a family day on Aug 11, which was well attended by families, parents, guardians and friends.
The sports fest was held on Aug 13-14.
The open house and skills competition in all the seven technologies was held on Aug 15.
A variety of activities were held on Aug 16, including the launch of the institute’s website, fashion show and Bosco Got Talent.
On Aug 17, students were given time to prepare for the cultural show during the day and in the evening was the homecoming of past pupils.
During the entire week of activities and celebrations, students displayed and reflected the spirit of the theme as their teams performed and worked together to achieve the targets set.
The cultural show started with a prayer by Br Reto Wanner SDB.
The singing of the national anthem and the recital of the national pledge was led by student Basil The Don Bosco Technological Institute (DBTI) Boroko staged its cultural show on Saturday.
The theme of the show was ‘Harim Tok – Wokabaut Wantaim’ which is the Tok Pisin translation of “Let us cultivate the art of listening and accompaniment”.
The event concluded celebrations of Don Bosco Week from Aug 11-18.
The celebrations started with a family day on Aug 11, which was well attended by families, parents, guardians and friends.
The sports fest was held on Aug 13-14.
The open house and skills competition in all the seven technologies was held on Aug 15.
A variety of activities were held on Aug 16, including the launch of the institute’s website, fashion show and Bosco Got Talent.
On Aug 17, students were given time to prepare for the cultural show during the day and in the evening was the homecoming of past pupils.
During the entire week of activities and celebrations, students displayed and reflected the spirit of the theme as their teams performed and worked together to achieve the targets set.
The cultural show started with a prayer by Br Reto Wanner SDB.
The singing of the national anthem and the recital of the national pledge was led by student Basil Iwik.
Fr Alfred Maravilla, SDB, provincial of the Salesians of the vice-province of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands (PGS), who is the chairperson of the governing board of institute, welcomed everyone and opened the show.
Twenty provincial singsing groups performed.
The students represented the four regions of Southern, Mamose, Highlands and the New Guinea Islands and the 21 provinces of Papua New Guinea.
“The celebration of cultures in Papua New Guinea is very important for our young people,” said principal Dr Catherine Nongkas.
“As a people, we need to maintain our indigenous cultures to anchor the young people within their culture, so that they do not lose their cultural practices, dances and songs, food and language.
“At DBTI, a biannual cultural show is celebrated. Given the opportunity to participate in their cultural show, the students put their heart into the preparation of the different dances.
“It was a joy to watch them sing and dance.”
Fr Alfred Maravilla, SDB, provincial of the Salesians of the vice-province of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands (PGS), who is the chairperson of the governing board of institute, welcomed everyone and opened the show.
Twenty provincial singsing groups performed.
The students represented the four regions of Southern, Mamose, Highlands and the New Guinea Islands and the 21 provinces of Papua New Guinea.
“The celebration of cultures in Papua New Guinea is very important for our young people,” said principal Dr Catherine Nongkas.
“As a people, we need to maintain our indigenous cultures to anchor the young people within their culture, so that they do not lose their cultural practices, dances and songs, food and language.
“At DBTI, a biannual cultural show is celebrated. Given the opportunity to participate in their cultural show, the students put their heart into the preparation of the different dances.
“It was a joy to watch them sing and dance.”

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