Don Bosco House Opens in Thailand

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CHIANG MAI, Thailand, JUNE 25, 2009 (Zenit.org).- The Salesian congregation is announcing the opening of a new school where boys in Thailand will be educated according to the pedagogy of St. John Bosco.



Bishop Francis Xavier Vira Arpondratana of Chiang Mai, where the Don Bosco home is located, was present to inaugurate the institution last Sunday.

The home aims to train teenagers from the hill tribes and various ethnic groups of the region, and educate them in a three-year career program that will enable them to later support themselves and their families.

Under the direction of the Salesians, they will also be offered ethical and spiritual guidance, and in particular cases, vocational training.

The Salesian press release noted that the boys will be educated in the principles of loving kindness, reason, and the standard of ordinary Christian living according to St. John Bosco's "preventive system of pedagogy."

The school is opening with 70 teenagers studying for a professional certificate and 7 receiving vocational preparation. The center has the capacity for 80 adolescents in career training and 20 in the vocational program.