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The Salesian College Community was incredibly privileged to have experienced The Don Bosco SIVA Tour Concert, presented by Don Bosco Technical Centre, Alafua in Samoa. Lead by Fr Chris Ford SDB, they presented an impressive concert bursting with joy and hope-filled Salesianity. The beautiful singing and dancing certainly impressed our staff and students. It also brought about a desire in our students to assist those in need.
In fact, the purpose of the tour was to share the beauty of Samoan culture and the hope that the boys’ have of a positive future. They also need our ongoing prayers, support and generosity to continue their work for the poor, disadvantaged and vulnerable.
Siva Don Bosco
“Siva” is the Samoan word for dance, and “pese” means song. Traditional singing and dancing continues to be an important aspect of Samoan culture. This tour is about sharing something of the beauty of Samoan culture with the Salesian Family of Australia. Despite the poverty and many other problems that the boys encounter in life, they are happy and joyful, full of life, love and energy.
Don Bosco Technical Centre is renowned as one of best traditional entertainment groups in the country. They regularly receive invitations to perform at significant public events. In recent years they have performed in the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 United Nations Small Islands Developing Nations Conference, the Cultural Entertainment for the 2014 Meeting of the International Tuna Fisheries Association, the official 2015 American Samoa Flag Day celebrations, the half-time entertainment for the 2015 Samoa vs New Zealand Rugby Test Match and the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games.
The Salesians of Don Bosco and the Salesian Sisters both work directly with poor and disadvantaged children and young people in an effort to nourish their spiritual lives and provide them with the opportunity to learn and grow so they are able to enjoy a positive future.
Mrs Nadia Knight
Assistant Principal – Faith and Mission