Fourteen schools from the Borivili and Bhyandar Deaneries participated in the Value Education Coordinators' Seminar that was organized by the AVEC team at Don Bosco Multipurpose Hall on Wednesday, 11th August, 2010. Fr. Ronnie Menezes, Rector and Parish Priest of the institution welcomed the 24 teachers on behalf of Fr. Bartol the dean of Borivili.
In spite of the heavy rains, all the schools were represented. The participants were welcomed by a song and then Fr. Ronnie spoke a few words of wisdom to begin the the right perspective. On behalf to the participants, Michelle D'Souza handed over a three-dozen set of Value Education Posters as a sign of appreciation to the Institution for hosting the event.
Sany Joseph, a business strategist from ASIA BOOK HOUSE, a 'Business with a Heart' publishing company, then took the participants through a session on the importance of Value Education and invited them to see how their books 'Roadmaps for Better Living' could be used by the students in their respective schools.
Fr. Glenford Lowe sdb, then took the Value Education teachers through a new way of seeing Value Education more as an Educative Environment rather than a syllabus to be merely taught. He explained the difference between Moral Science, Community Living and Value Education and invited the Coordinators of the schools to be 'Root' and a 'Route' in ensuring that Value education be given a firm foundation and Direction in the schools within the Borivili Deanery.
Certificates were then distributed to the various participants. Thanks to Fr. Allwyn Misquitta, the administrator of Don Bosco for making all the necessary arrangements and going out of his way to make our seminar a success.