“We are the product of a system created by our forefathers, but the ‘human’ quality can bring change to the system”, said Ms Mele O’Brian, from the Chamber of Commerce at her presentation at Don Bosco Technical Institute, Henderson, pointing out the possibilities people have to acquire correct values, ethics and principles in their lives.
“More important than skill and qualification, is character and conscience, discernment and discipline”, she stated as she thanked the parents who put in a lot of effort and energy to educate their children. She challenged the students to be determined to take up the ownership of the country through the many personal choices that affect their future. She concluded her very clear presentation with the statement, “Change starts with you!”
Also at the meeting organised by Ms Camari Bainivalu, the Principal, were Mr. William Barile, General Manager, Solomon Islands Ports Authority and School Board member, who challenged parents to bring up their children by their example, Mr Bernard Rapasia, TVET coordinator, and the Superior of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians in Henderson, Sr Sialei Puapuaga FMA .
At the end of the meeting the parents then had the opportunity to meet the class advisors to discuss the progress of their children.
The aim of the meeting was to promote an all-round education developing not just technical skills but also the students’ human and social gifts.