(ANS - Madrid) - In the eight months that he studied Telecommunications in a Vocational Training Center (VTC), Carlos Rodríguez Cecilia, aged 19, learned to transmit telephone signals and to connect local networks. A year ago, however, he was still attending classes in Constitutional Law and Financial Mathematics. "It was all very theoretical and the system did not motivate me much to study. That's why I decided to look for other options," he recalls. Carlos decided to change law for antennas and routers, theory with practice, university with vocational training. "I don't regret it. Today, I'm very happy," he says.

(ANS - Lyon) - If the development of the critical spirit is at the center of the educational mission of school, it is, or ought to be, also central to and within families. How is interaction in the family, how does it take place? How does one give space to the words of one's children? And open their horizon? Here are some parents talking about the rules they have adopted.

(ANS - Heilbad Heiligenstadt) - On May 8th, the annual congress of the administrators of the Scandinavian religious congregations took place in Heilbad Heiligenstadt, Germany. The event was also attended by Br. Jean Paul Muller, Salesian Coadjutor, Economer General of the Congregation. His speech started from an analysis of today's society, in which most people feel vulnerable and marginalized.

(ANS – Bacolod) – It is really a challenge for everyone to live among people with different cultures and to learn to adjust to their culture. Yet, if one wants to relate well with people from a different culture, it is of paramount importance that he or she must, first of all, learn and understand their own culture before encountering a new culture. Learning to deal with different traditions, cultures and ways of thinking is a challenge that becomes increasingly more important every day for the Salesian Congregation, too. In the Asia-East region, significant initiatives have already been developed in this regard.

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