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Portugal – Primary school with Salesians of Mogofores: a dream comes true

23 November 2020

(ANS - Mogofores) - "God wills, man dreams, the work is born ...". This brief, as it is profound, verse by the famous Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa well applies to the latest success of the Salesians of Mogofores: from the beginning of the new school year at the Salesian house - which already has a secondary school, various extracurricular activities, a parish and shrine – a primary school has also now been established.

"These first two months were lived with the joy and enthusiasm of those who welcome a new member of the family," testify the Salesians of the work. The atmosphere is experienced and shared throughout the work by pupils, parents, teachers, collaborators, and the Salesian community in a spirit of support, mutual help, affection, and guidance of the oldest towards the youngest.

"More than a project," say the religious, “it is the fulfillment of a dream made by a few, but fully lived by all."

Primary school activities are developing around an enthusiastic anthropology, entrusted to the mission of loving, learning and creating: "Listen. And be elevated!" is the inspiring motto.

Salesians and lay educators are committed to loving and challenging children to develop their potential to their utmost and they work in the logic of it being a project, of a collaborative and cooperative group, where the common element is fraternal love, where the sadness of one is the sadness of all, where the success of one is the success of everyone.

In constant dialogue with the children's parents, the spiritual Sons of Don Bosco try to form autonomous children, intervening in their teaching and learning process, so that they are architects of their knowledge and available to collaborate with others in the elaboration of meanings. Every day decisions are made with love and for love, trying to stimulate critical thinking and to evaluate things in a constructive, dynamic and positive way.

We want children who are fair and just for a fair, just world, say the Salesians of Mogofores.

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