Students join 132 countries in Don Bosco party

Faith

DON Bosco Technical School students in Port Moresby joined their peers around the country and the world to celebrate the life of their founder Don Bosco in a week-long commemoration.
In a statement from the school, the celebration commenced on Sunday with a family day based on the theme ‘Wokabaut wantaim ol yangpela’ where 2500 people gathered at the Don Bosco Technical School.
Don Bosco is described as a father, friend, and teacher – a phrase that has become the theme of all Don Bosco institutions in 132 countries around the world.
Bosco was born near Turin, Italy, on Aug 16, 1816.
He modelled his life after St Francis de Sales, the saint of the Catholic journalists and the model of kindness.
It is from this saint that Bosco named his new religious family the Salesians.
The Salesians of Don Bosco continue the work of educating young men and women.
The apostolate of Don Bosco among young people was born through the experience of Bosco in 19th century Turin, a city that was attracting young farmers.
Street children and exploited youth, young criminals and other evils that affected the young were the concern of the young priest.
He became a teacher to abandoned youths in streets, parks and courtyards.

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