Magone Raffle for Samoa
Magone Program students at Dominic College have made a great outdoor table and chairs (valued at $950.00) to be raffled, with the funds raised to go to the Don Bosco Technical School in Samao.
Father Chris Ford SDB who runs the technical centre, visited our Magone students earlier this year and explained to them that the opportunities for young men in Samoa are often limited and many go without education. Housework and gardening are often labourious and it is the young men who are expected to stay at home to do all the work while the young women go to school to get an education.
The Don Bosco Technical School offers a 2 year and a 4 year trades training courses specialising in welding, motor mechanics, woodwork, electronics and plumbing. More than 85% of the graduates secure employment in Samoa and those who migrate to New Zealand and Australia have been able to get work in their trade. Without their years at Don Bosco many of these young men would have risked a life-time of vulnerability, poverty and unemployment.
The table project has not only taught the Magone students skills in carpentry and the sustainable use of timber but also the importance of grit and gratitude.
The Magone students are aiming to sell 250 tickets for the raffle.
The raffle closes on 24 December 2014 and will be drawn on 26 December 2014.
Please support the Magone students to directly help their counterparts in Samoa.