- Diocese of Gizo Correspondent
St Peter Gizo Graduates 26 Youths
Gizo, Solomon Islands: A simple yet touching graduation ceremony was held in honor of graduating students attending the St Peter Urban Training Center in the Diocese of Gizo, Solomon Islands.
The Center ran by the Don Bosco Sisters held its 10th official graduation on Friday 20th November, that commenced with a Thanksgiving Mass led by Bishop of Gizo, Luciano Capelli SDB, and was complimented by the liturgy delivered by the center’s students.
The occasion saw twenty-six vibrant young people graduate in flying colors after two years of committed hard work in improving their attitudes and building their skills. The students graduated in the following traits of Carpentry, Mechanics, Electrical, and Life Skills. Present to witness the celebration were parents, guardians, friends, priests and religious.
Since its establishment in 2010, the center has graduated more than 250 young men and women. The Training Center’s staff and management intend to gather the youth of Gizo, the second largest town in the Solomons, to work on concrete plans of bettering their lives based on the Christian values of truth, honesty, and hard work.
They do strongly believe they are ‘born for greater things’, a resource for nation building as a good Christian of their churches and honest citizens of the country. The center is built and run by the same spirit of Don Bosco Henderson and Tetere. It has branches’ in Shortlands and Choiseul as well.
Thanks to Don Bosco, the Gizo Diocese has opened a good number of schools in these past post tsunami years 2007-2020. The Gizo Diocese is proud to give the country these young men full of dreams and goodwill…a positive self-esteem, a dream for their life of service to build a new and better Solomon Islands. It’s now the task of the government and society to welcome them, look after them, take advantage of their skills and build something great for us all.