This reflection comes after the online meeting with all Don Bosco Technical Centers Representatives from all Salesian Regions last 12th March. The coordinator was Indian Fr. Patrick Anthonyraj of the Youth Ministry Department at the General House in Rome. The participation counted with Salesian personalities from the Salesian Regions, all involved in technical education, like Fr George Mathew from DB Tech India; Fr T.J.George from DB Tech Africa; Fr Claudio Cartes from DB Tech America, Mr Miguel Esquíroz Noble from Tech Don Bosco, Spain, and from our ASEAN Region was Fr Dindo Vitug.
Fr Patrick Anthonyraj sent a resume of the conclusions:
Some of the attributes of a spiritual person in the Indian context are: service towards mankind, feeling of peace, inter-connectedness, respect for others and self-awareness. (DB Tech India.)
The search for meaning is the greatest guarantee of success for the student, that it provides the added value of personal solvency that the company seeks, with increasing force (Tech Don Bosco.)
Vocational training, requires educators and projects that are highly committed not only in the professional field, but also in the social and vocational fields (DB Tech America.)
Africa is a continent permeated with strong religious beliefs. We need to exploit the “religiosity” of the people to transform them into “spiritual persons”. Our TVET institutions can be agents of this transformation (DB Tech Africa.)
The attitude in the Salesian workplace in the ASEAN context must be a great amount of openness, humility and listening to other cultures to have an open dialogue of shared values and tradition. (DB Tech ASEAN.)