Wednesday, 27 November 2013


November 26, 2013: Fr. Glenford Lowe spent two sessions with ninety five STD X  students of Don Bosco High School Matunga. The theme for the day was "Living by a Value Compass'. He enabled to students to focus on the gift of the present NOW by listening attentively to their inner self. In the second session, like Steve Jobs, the students were invited to 'connect the dots' of their past on the Spiral of Life and finally to Reorganize their future by resetting their 'Wheel of Life'.
In a very playful way, yet with a ting of deep insights and moments for personal reflection and group sharing, the young students were invited to focus on life beyond their examinations. One could see the seriousness with which the students ran through their entire life in a span of an hour and a half. Speaking on various issues that defocuses a young mind and heart, Fr. Glenn was able to draw the attention of all the students to life their lives guided by a Value Compass.
After the session, a number of students came forward to express their sentiments of gratitude, while a few wrote their comments int eh AVEC logbook:
"Thank you Fr. Glenn for this enlightening session" 
"Gave a chance to improve our life" -  Masin Patel X-D
 "Thank you Fr. Glenn. You gave us a meaning of life and the why to life" -  Sarvesh X-D
"Thank you for making us aware of our life" -  Akash Balla X-D
"Thank you Fr. Glenn for your motivational words" - Mohit Thapar X-D
"It was a pretty good session with you Fr. Glenn loved it a lot" - Yash Ramani X-E
"Today I understood that life is long and mistakes are a mere part of it. Thank you for lightening up our future" -  Shivansh X-E
"Thanks a lot ....we came to know the real meaning of life" -  Vinyas Shetty X-E
""Thank you for your presence" - Donald Fernandes X-E
"After listening to what Fr. Glenn said, I will change my life by changing my attitude, discipline and love for nature" - Joel D'Souza X-E
"We will always remember you with love" - Alister Rebello X-E
"Thank you Fr. Glenn for changing our attitude towards life and also enlightening our future" - Subhjit X-E 

Congratulations to all the students for participating so very attentively all through the session and making a difference in their attitude to life. May God bless you educative journey with much meaning and hope. - Fr. Glenn Lowe

Wednesday, 20 November 2013


November 20, 2013
AVEC took the opportunity to speak to over ninety one students of Don Bosco High School, Matunga STD X A/B over a two session period on the theme "Living by a Value Compass". Fr. Glenford Lowe, Director of AVEC took the students through a personal soul searching journey that focused on four main points: Listening Attentively, Revisiting our Past, Reorganizing our Future, and Writing our Problems on the Sand.
 The entire session was very interactive and the students really participated whole heartedly in the program. With a lot of daily life examples of young people, coupled with a lot of humour and yet challenging questions, the students spent the entire afternoon on the 'NOW' moment of the lives, connecting the Dots on the Spiral of their past life, Reorganizing themselves on their wheel of life and finally jotting down their stressful and problematic moments in life. The students also took time to share a part of their own personal journey: their successes, failures, stresses and fears. It was a good opportunity to realize that we are all on the same road to live lives more meaningfully and purposefully.
 A number of students took the time to write their comments in the AVEC log book:
"Thank you Fr. Glenn for helping us self-inspect ourselves" -  Myron Gomes, X-A
"Thank you for the enlightening session" -  Joshua Nazareth, X-A
"Thanks Fr. Glenn for showing us the right direction and guiding us in life" - Rishit Gala, X-A
"Truly heart toughing session. We wish you best of luck for your upcoming sessions" -  Abhi Korde, X-A
"Thank you Fr. Glenn for your motivating session. I will make a 'Qualitative Change'" -  Manoj Kumar, X-A
"Thank you Fr. Glenn for helping us self-inspect our lives and making us realize our path in life" - Hersh Tardon, X-A
 "Really liked the session. Now I am able to see my life with another view and socialize" - Kunal Koli X-A
"I would like to thank Fr. Glenn for spending his time here and teaching us to follow our dreams" - Leander Pereira, X-A
"Fr. You were very honest in your talk and you challenges us to love our earth and our surrounding" - Vivek Salunkhe, X-A
 "This seminar was really helpful to me. It really helped me to overcome my mistakes" - Vidit Kotharii, X-B
"I would like to thank Fr. Glenn for conducting such a nice session and to make us realize and improve our attitude in life"  -  Akash Agarwal, X-A
It was nice knowing me again. Thanks Fr. Glenn" - Aditya Wagh, X-B
 "Very interesting and learning from the Past and be ready for the future. Thank you" - Elvis Braganza, X-B
"This seminar was really a very interesting one. I really was elated to listen to you and I thank you for making a change in my attitude to life" -  Satyam Mhaskar, X-B
 "This was truly an inspiring and elevating session which made us organize our lives, and keep us on track with our problems and thus making those burdens into enjoyable moments. I'd love to come again. Encore" -  Yash Shivalkar, X-B
 "Thank you Fr. Glenn for making us realize my mistakes and giving me tips to make them right. Thank you father and hats off to you and your team" -  Aditya Shandilya, X-B

Congratulations to all the students of STD X A and B for participating in the whole session very actively and making a commitment to life live by making small 'qualitative changes' each day. May God bless you all in your exams and enable you all to reach your goals in life and make a meaningful contribution to the world. - Fr. Glenn Lowe


Don Bosco High School - Matunga
STD X : Orientation to Life
November 19, 2013: at the start of the second term, the students of Don Bosco High School- Matunga, were given an opportunity to refocus on their life's journey to wholeness. Ninety seven students of STD X-C/F participated in a very lively, dynamic and open session that challenged the young students to look at their life's journey and to make the necessary 'Qualitative changes needed to make it more meaningful and purposeful. The session was animated by Mr. Rochwyn Fernandes and Fr. Glenford Lowe. Thanks to Fr. Bosco D.Mello, Principal and Mrs. Beatrice, Senior Supervisor for making all the arrangements.
 The session focused on Four dimensions: Listening Attentively, Revisiting one's Past, Reorganizing one's Future and Writing one's Problems on the Sands. The entire session was an open window experience... the students were able to look into the innermost depths of their life and make the 'qualitative changes'. Though, comparatively a very short session of an hour and a half, it was worth it. One could see a new sense of purpose and direction in the eyes of the students.
 “It was a very helpful session for me because it taught me a lesson of changing my attitude towards life. Thank you very much” – Jude Henriques, X C
“Fr. Glenn’s session opened my eyes towards life” -  Satyajeet Singh, X-C
“This session inspired me to bring about a change in me. Hopefully, will start studying daily” – Harsh Kanani , X-C
“This session was worthwhile and has surely changed my perspective for my life. Thank you Fr. Glenn” -  Phulkit Rode, X-C
 “The session was very helpful session. It put forward my entire life within one and a half hour and will definitely help me to change in my life, sooner the better” -  Deepankar Paryani, X-C
Thank you for such a wonderful session,. You helped me to know my life better and I remember you” – Omkar K, X-C
“Thank you Fr. Glenn for this wonderful session which you have held for us. It will make a huge difference in my life” – Rishi R. Vijan, X-C
“Thank you Father Glenn for improving my future” – Jeetan N Chandiramani X-C
 “I am pleased to hear you father Glenn and this session will really help me to be a great person in life” – Viraj M. Kulkarni,  X-C
“Father you have introduced me to who I am and you spoke in a very simple way” – Gaurav N. Gorde X-C
“Thank you Fr. Glenn for letting me know the person I am as I didn’t know where I was stuck and didn’t have time to think over my life. Thank you for this wonderful session” – Lester Fernandes, X –C
Through this session Fr. Glenn taught us to face the difficulties of life. We may fail but later we may achieve success. He really helped us to learn and see who we are. I also learnt to first listen to my heart and then to my mind” -  Calvin Pereira,  X-F
 “Whatever Fr. Glenn spoke was very effective for me” -  Mihir Sheth, X-F
“The session with Fr. Glenn was very interesting and was on a topic to think upon. The way we see life and deal with it is very important. This session taught me that there is a key for every lock” -  Sinranjeet, X-F
“Father challenged me to improve the wheel of my life. My wheel is not perfect, but I will improve it” – Rahul Kadam, X-F
“I loved to reflect on my life as I discovered many things which remained unnoticed. I want to thank Fr. Glenn once again and I am grateful to him. He is doing a great job” – Neelay Jain, X-F
“I really did like this session. It was dynamic; especially the four points were very inspiring. I really thank Fr. Glenn for it” -  Adith Shetty, X-F
“Thanks to Fr. Glenn as he made me aware of my mistakes. His speech was inspiring and motivating. He gave us a good example of good relationship with family and friends” -  Agnel Fernandes, X-F
“Firstly, I would like to thank Fr. Glenn for giving us such a lovely session. He motivated us and gave us many paths to live our life to the fullest. Thank you father.” -  Harsh Togani X-F

Congratulations to all the young students for having participated in this session with a lot of attentiveness and participation too. May God bless you all as you prepare for your final board examinations and may your future be always a bright one! - Fr. Glenn Lowe