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Positive minds key to success for Young People

- Nigel Akuani


Port Moresby:  No matter the circumstance keep your head high, mind positive and you will succeed in life. The statement was emphasised by male students of Don Bosco Technical School Gabutu, during Chatroom’s second session on Wednesday 11th March, at the Tribe-FM studio.

The students from Year-Eleven and Twelve spoke on the topic ‘Importance of positive young minds’, and dwelled on its various aspects. 


From defining what a positive mind is, ways of developing

a positive young mind, application of a positive mindset in

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Year-Eleven students of DBTS pose for a picture after the show.

day-to-day living, associated advantages, and traitsdisplayed in positive individuals, to a

strong word of encouragement to young listeners round the country.

Grade-Eleven Electro Technology student Tim Aero defined a positive mindset as the stepping-stone to every foundation and said it was the mentality to strive for success in life. “The time when young people grow up can be confusing and distracting. All the more why we have to practice to always remain positive,” he said.


He added, “It is about struggling to be the best version of yourself and inspiring others to aspire to greater and higher ambitions.”


Year-Eleven Gideon Kaluwin taking up Maintenance Fitting and machining, explained the practices essential to developing a positive mind frame in a young person. “The key starts with ourselves and how we are taught within our homes. If we are constantly encouraged, a positive mind begins to instil and this is later reflected in our character,” he said.


Highlighting the advantages was Year-Eleven Information Technology student, Leedan Towara. He spoke of his experiences while growing and said constant practice of positive attributes led to a higher confidence of one’s self. “In the past I was not as confident as I am today. I was heading down a negative path until I was enrolled in DBTS where I was reminded of my self-worth. This was when I decided to step up from my passiveness to take an active role in all that I did,” he said. 


Trade student of Motor Vehicle Mechanics, Henry Ine’e, highlighted how parents played a key role in boosting their children’s confidence and told of his personal experience in school. “In DBTS it is now a practice for Family Days to be held often and my dad has always been present to show his support for me. To know that he is there for me provides me with a strong surge of motivation to do well in my studies,” he said.


Trevor Dauba in Year-Twelve studying Information Technology ended the discussion stressing on three essential features necessary for a positive mind to prevail. “God’s presence in our lives has to take precedence in all that we do, followed by people we can connect and relate to, and lastly by a strong practice of self-discipline,” he said.


Ariki Numa, a fan of Chatroom posted on the station’s social media page commanding the boys’ efforts in sharing their personal experiences and encouraging youths around the country to stay strong and positive.


A listener of the program text in wanting to know from the group if it was a positive  practice for young people to frequently use their mobile phones.


Fr Ambrose Pereira sdb, Social Communications Secretary of the Catholic Bishops Conference, thanked the boys for their deep sharing and urged them to press on being an inspiration for many other young youths.


Chatroom’s next session on 18th March, will have students from St Charles Lwanga Secondary School discuss the topic ‘Role of youths in National Development’.


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