AUGUST 27, 2010: Value Education Coordinators' Meeting
Don Bosco Youth Services today hosted the final AVEC Training Program for the Value Education Coordinators of the Kurla and Navi Mumbai Deaneries. Twenty Seven teachers from fifteen schools participated in the event. Fr. Wilfred D'Souza sdb, Rector of the Provincial House - Matunga, welcomed all the participants and invited them to join hands on a united front to bring Value Education back into our schools. On behalf of the participants, Ms. Bincy Abraham presented a set of Value Education posters to our guest of honor.
Mr. Rochwyn Fernandes welcomed the participants and enlightened the participants through a PowerPoint presentation on the responsibilities entrusted to AVEC. One could sense the surprise in the faces of the participants as they could see the growth of AVEC in the last few months. Ms. Sany Joseph, a Business strategist from ASIA BOOK HOUSE then spoke to the Value Education Coordinators on the importance of Value Education in all our schools. She too the opportunity to brief the gathering about their best selling series 'Roadmaps for Good Living' and its relevance for students and teachers of Value Education.
Refreshed after a short break, Fr. Glenford Lowe sdb, then invited the Value Education Coordinators to make a sincere journey within themselves and to discover once again their 'first love' as educators of the young. Through a series of small activities and moments of personal reflection, every participant felt that this was indeed a refreshing moment in the daily routine of their lives to slow down and look at everything through a different perspective.
Ms. Sany Joseph was then presented with a set of Value Education posters by Fr. Glenford Lowe. AVEC wishes to thank Ms. Sany Joseph for joining hands with us this year in promoting the cause of Value Education in all our schools affiliated to the ABE. Teachers took time to browse through the books, e-letter and to purchase the new Value Education Posters. The session ended with a group photo.
At the end of the session here are some of the comments written by some of the Teachers:
"Very Informative. Truly praiseworthy" - Kathrine Joshy - H.F.H.S, Chembur.
"Good Presentation. Could have been a little more interactive" - St. Anthony's Girls High School.
"It was thought provoking session and a reflection on our hidden values" - Sacred Heart High School, Vashi.
"It was a good presentation and very interactive" - Holy Cross High School, Kurla.
"It was a very enhancing program which really helped us to imbibe the values in our daily teaching routine" - Fatima High School, Vidyavihar.
"Fr. Lowe and Ms. Sany Joseph were excellent. It was really an inspiring and practical session" - Convent of Jesus and Mary, Kharghar.
"The entire seminar was very well planned, good and interesting" - Mrs. Rosy, Mrs. Zene, Our Lady of Health High School, Sahar.
"Very inspiring and educative seminar" - Fr. Agnel Multipurpose School, Vashi.
"I liked the concluding part of the program where we were taught how to help the students to clarify values. Motivating and definitely a change will come. Thank you" - Ms. Monica Chandhani , Our Lady of Perpetual Succor High School, Chembur.
"A welcome step forward by AVEC on the field of Value Education. Fr. Glenn your very inspiring session will help me to look at Value Education teaching with a difference" - Vijaya Ravi, Our Lady of Perpetual Succor High School, Chembur