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Don Bosco Technological Institute’s Core Values

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1. Servant Leadership

Description

Passion for volunteerism and selflessness. Servant-leaders develop an innate capacity to come up with everyday ideas of serving others as responsible stewards, who use their God-given and acquired resources with prompt and joyful availability.

Application

The members of the Educative Pastoral Community (EPC) of DBTI are animated in fulfilling their common mission with the commitment of serving others amid their daily duties. They are convinced that as they share their individual giftedness in charity and joy, whether as leaders or followers, they participate in the fulfilment of God’s plan as they model their lives on Jesus, Servant of the Father. With enthusiasm and industry, they pursue excellence, enhance productivity and exercise shared responsibility in DBTI’s growth.

Connection with Vision Mission

-          DBTI’s desire to have its members be “actively participating” (Vision) in the work of education is embodied in Servant Leadership, expressed as “passion for volunteerism and selflessness.” (CV)

-          DBTI’s mission of “promoting Christian values” is realized by encouraging everyone to “model their lives on Jesus, Servant of the Father” (CV)

2. Rapport / Loving Kindness

Description

Loving and trusting relationship that builds up confidence and leads to profound communication, eventually spreading out and creating a family atmosphere, where being together is beautiful and enriching.

Application

Drawing from the kindness and gentleness of Jesus, the Good Shepherd, and members of DBTI community practice authentic love in a family environment through the language of simplicity, cordiality, cheerfulness, compassion, patience and animating presence. Living St. John Bosco’s belief that “education is a matter of the heart,” educators and young people form a bond of familiarity and communion as they collaborate around a project of integral education of the young.

Connection with Vision Mission

-          In DBTI, when we say that “We… are a community,” (Vision) we refer to “a family atmosphere, where being together is beautiful and enriching” (CV)

-          Being “guided by Don Bosco’s Preventive System” (Mission), we consider rapport or loving kindness as an essential pillar of Don Bosco’s educational system. It is basically a “loving and trusting relationship that builds up confidence and leads to profound communication” (CV) among educators and students.

3. Life-Long Learning

Description

The attitude that encourages us to pursue knowledge and truth throughout our lives in ways that assist all the members of the community to develop their full potentials.

Application

DBTI is committed to nation building and social transformation by imparting knowledge and skills that enhances poverty-alleviation, productivity, entrepreneurship, gainful employment and respectful standing in society.

The institution actively participates in innovative technological education and research through constant upgrading, on-going formation and making linkages with various stakeholders and agencies.

Connection with Vision Mission

-          The educational interaction among “competent and qualified educators and empowered young people” (Vision) is developed through life-long learning, which is “the attitude that encourages us to pursue knowledge and truth throughout our lives in ways that assist all the members of the community to develop their full potentials.” (CV)

-          Following DBTI’s Mission of “supporting on-going formation, updating and upgrading” the encouragement of Life-long Learning, makes it possible that each one “participates in innovative technological education and research through constant upgrading, on-going formation and making linkages with various stakeholders and agencies.” (CV)

4. Spirituality

Description

Gift and art of integrating with God’s grace diverse aspects of our life: prayer and action, love for God and for one’s neighbor, education in human values and the proclamation of the gospel, belonging to a group and being part of the Church.

Application

The EPC of DBTI shares the Salesian spirituality, which is a spirituality of encountering and witnessing Jesus in daily life, of communion with the Church, of joyful and responsible service, looking to Mary as mother, helper, teacher and guide.

Connection with Vision Mission

-          The “Catholic” (Vision) character of DBTI is highlighted in the value of Spirituality, which gives a universal (original meaning of catholic) vision of life that is capable of integrating “prayer and action, love for God and for one’s neighbor, education in human values and the proclamation of the Gospel, belonging to a group and being part of the Church.”

 -          DBTI’s Mission of forming “agents of integral development and social transformation” will not be possible without a common yet personal “Salesian Spirituality” that includes “witnessing Jesus in daily life, communion with the Church, joyful and responsible service” (CV) and devotion to Mary.

5. Honesty

Description

Being truthful and trustworthy to oneself and to others, assuring personal and institutional coherence between beliefs and attitudes, between words and actions, thus empowering all to be catalysts of moral transformation in society.

Application

DBTI staff and students, individually and as community, maintain a high sense of duty and respect for rules and lawful authority. They uphold truth and justice and peacefully yet resolutely reject any form of violence and corruption.

Connection with Vision Mission

-          As a “Catholic tertiary institute” (Vision), DBTI assures “personal and institutional coherence between beliefs and attitudes” and educates its members to “maintain a high sense of duty and respect for rules and lawful authority” (CV)

 -          In order for DBTI to “form technical / vocational teachers and skilled workers as agents of integral development and social transformation” (Mission), honesty needs to be cultivated so that staff and students can become “catalysts of moral transformation in society” as “they uphold truth and justice and peacefully yet resolutely reject any form of violence and corruption.” (CV)

6. Respect

 Description

 The act of valuing oneself and others by cultivating a healthy self-confidence and being open to diverse people, ideas, perspectives and cultures.

 Application

Since its beginning until now, the administrative and teaching staff of DBTI have come from different countries and backgrounds and have collaborated in maintaining an open, productive and harmonious educative environment. Students themselves, coming from all the provinces of Papua New Guinea and even beyond, feel welcome and integrated into the community. All are encouraged to develop and share their unique capabilities despite differences in gender, culture and religious beliefs, acknowledging and respecting the rights and duties of all.

Connection with Vision Mission

-          An essential aspect of DBTI’s “Educational Pastoral Community” (Vision) is the core value of Respect. By “valuing oneself and others… and by being open to diverse people, ideas, perspectives and cultures,” (CV) DBTI is able to form a united yet diversified community.

-          The wealth of a highly diversified treasure of “PNG cultural values” (Mission) is preserved and enhanced by living the value of Respect in DBTI, where “all are encouraged to develop and share their unique capabilities despite differences in gender, culture and religious beliefs, acknowledging and respecting the rights and duties of all.” (CV)

7. Solidarity

Description

A firm and persevering determination to commit oneself to the common good; that is to say to the good of all and of each individual, because we are all really responsible for all.

Application

DBTI promotes social engagement, whether through small groups among classes, youth groups, cultural or interest clubs and spontaneous encounters or through community activities involving the educative pastoral community. In these gatherings, the members experience and develop dialogue, teamwork, collaboration and hospitality. These values enable them to be involved in relevant social concerns and reach out to other disadvantaged groups and those on the peripheries, through networking with different groups and organizations.

Connection with Vision Mission

-          In PNG, the Catholic missions have contributed much to helping the disadvantaged sectors of society especially in the fields of health and education. DBTI continues this “Catholic” (Vision) heritage by “a firm and persevering determination to commit itself to the common good.” (CV)

-          Part of DBTI’s “progressive and relevant curriculum” (Mission) is the inclusion of socio-pastoral activities for its students and staff, where “members experience and develop dialogue, teamwork, collaboration and hospitality.” These added experiences enable DBTI members “to be involved in relevant social concerns and reach out to other disadvantaged groups and those on the peripheries, through networking with different groups and organizations.” (CV)

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  P. O. Box: 7579
  Phone: (675) 323 1253
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