Don Bosco helps government schools

Don Bosco helps government schools
By Nagaland Post | Publish Date: 9/16/2018 6:48:45 AM IST

An Initiative by Don Bosco to improve board exam results of government schools“Without confidence and love, there can be no true education. If you want to be loved…you must love yourselves, and make your children feel that you love them.”  Don BoscoTraining young people in soft skills has been accorded great priority by Don Bosco institutions. Accordingly, the institution spread across India and the world envisions shaping young minds to be successful members of the society and assisting them to become able leaders. 
The Don Bosco unit of Dimapur pursued this dream when it moved out of its premises to empower 10 government schools across Dimapur by imparting them training on capacity building. The programme held at Don Bosco Institute for Development and Leadership (DBIL) aimed at helping students improve their academic performance and the schools achieve better results in the NBSE board examinations.
Six government high schools and four government higher secondary schools attended the capacity building seminar. The six government high schools are from Lengrijan, Thahekhu, Darogapathar, Burma Camp, Naharbari and Purana bazaar.  The four government higher secondary schools are from Diphupar-A, Diphupar-B, Sarbura and Kushiabill.
The program was conducted from June 19 to August 28 this year and students were provided pick up and drop bus service. The programme included social media education, time management, career guidance, exam tips, stress management, motivation, team building, soft skills, positive thinking, personality development, self-discipline.
The inaugural programme was held on June 19 where DEO, Dimapur, Amongla Jamir gave the keynote address. On the other days, the program began at 9: 00 am with a key note address by the director of DBIDL, Fr CT Varghese SDB and ended at 2.15 pm.  Students were given a short 10- minute break at 10:15 am and refreshments were served at 12 noon. The entire programme was offered free of cost and ended on August 28.
The resource persons for the programme were: director of DBIDL, Fr C T Varghese SDB; retired professor of Nagaland University, Fr AJ Sebastian SDB ; Fr Jonas Kerketta SDB , coordinator and province newsletter editor;  director of DBVT,  Fr Rajeesh Devasia SDB ; principal of Little flower Hr. Sec. School Kohima, Sr. Lucy Gangmei FMA ; vice principal  of St. Mary’s Higher Sec. School   Padampukhuri , Sr Rency Sebastian MSMHC ; DBIDL team program coordinator, Victor Pameih ; assistant  teacher of DBHSS, Dimapur, Menon ; and assistant teacher of DBHSS, Dimapur, Sr Athisa FMA.
Here are some feedbacks given by the students:
•    “The programme  helped us to discover our talents and hidden skills”
    (Tsumala, Govt High School Burma Camp)
•    “We have learnt many things which helped us to be better students and person in society.”
    (Viniholi, Govt High School, Purana Bazar)
•    “We got to learn more about social media; we were shown the way and the path to choose our career for our future.”
    (Panglak Phom, Govt Hr. Sec. School, Diphupar- A)
•    “One of the best programmes we ever attended, thank you for helping us to discover ourselves. We assure you to do well in our HSLC exam 2019.
    (Alopeni, Govt Hr Sec School, Diphupar- A)
•    “We are the luckiest students to have attended the workshop. We have learnt so many good things that we cannot count.  We really enjoyed and had lots of fun during the workshop. We will all pass in the HSLC 2019.”
    (Tolivi, Govt Hr Sec School of Diphupar-A)
•    “From the programme we have learnt that our target must be challenging in order to succeed in life. We had a great time of learning. We are very thankful to the DBIDL for inviting our school for such a wonderful workshop.”
    (Moses, Govt Hr Sec School, Sarbura)
•    “We are very thankful to the DBIDL for the programme. Now it is our turn to produce the fruit of the orientation given, keeping in mind the objective of the workshop - that of   passing the HSLC exam 2019.”
    (Avi Kiva, Govt Hr. Sec. School Diphupar- B)
•    “I would like to thank the resource persons for inspiring us and for making us strong and for creating a positive attitude in our mind to become a better person.”
    (Ashini,Govt Hr Sec School, Darogapathar)
•    “During the programme, we learnt so many things that we need to do in our life to be a successful person in society.”
    (Nitu, Govt High School, Thahekhu)
•    “The orientation programme was a very enriching experience for us. We have learnt how to use social media, especially on mobile phone; how to study better and become smart.  We are motivated to think positively about ourselves“
    (Sangita Acharya Govt High School, Lengrijan)
At the end of the workshop, the DBIDL team expressed  its gratitude to principals, headmasters, headmistresses of the schools for their kind cooperation and also thanked DEO of Dimapur district , Amongla Jamir for the necessary arrangement.  The DBIL team hoped and prayed that all the students who had attended the programme come out with flying colours in their HSLC exams.

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