21 September, 2018
AVEC Seminar 2018 for Value Education teachers
-Mrs. Elizabeth Soares

The value education coordinators forum was conducted on the premises of DB Matunga in the Bianchi by AVEC on Wed. 18th Sep 2018. There were close to 145 participants from the ABE schools, Mumbai. Two teachers, Mrs. Elizabeth Soares and Ms. Mohini Goshi represented our school.
The theme for the forum was -Formula for a good life: Health+Harmony+Holiness = Happiness. The meet began with the welcome note followed by the prayer service. Thereafter Rev. Fr. George Athaide, ABE Secretary, spelt out the essence of the meet. This introduction was followed by talks given by a panel of eminent speakers. Fr. Rector and Director of DBIS Fr. Crispino D’Souza SDB spoke on the topic -Positive Pedagogical Principles for good practice in Education. He explained seven principles that helped lay focus on the child and stressed the need to see that all the skills and concepts lead to critical thinking, communication and creativity.
Fr. Ian Doulton SDB touched on the topic – Resilience in the Education System. He explained the ten things about Teen development. The international rights speak about the need of Generation Z to express and be heard.
Finally, the third speaker Fr.Jacob Anthony SDB addressed the gathering on Salesian Youth Spirituality. He explained spirituality in ordinary life, the search for God in human beings, the spirituality of joy and optimism, responsible service, friendship with God and the spirituality of responsible service.
These three inspiring talks were followed by the distribution of AVEC awards to the schools that participated in the AVEC competitions. The meet concluded with the vote of thanks by Fr. Leon Rodrigues, Director of AVEC.
Lunch was served thereafter.