Salesian Youth Day 2017 in Samoa with great joy
Apia, Samoa, 9 September 2017 -- The theme of this year’s gathering was taken from the 2017 strenna, We are Family Every home is a school of life and love. The Sambosco 2017 began with the Eucharist led by Fr. Petelo Vito Pau of the Pacific delegate, assisted by Fr Filipo Kapeli, Fr Nuku Leafai, and Fr Taisali Leuluai who delivered a very powerful message in his half an hour homily based on the theme of the this year. This year’s gathering was the first time the leadership team had led the gathering with activities and the program on Friday night was all about meeting new people with some activities.
Saturday morning began with Zumba exercise then breakfast afterwards. This was followed by a very inspirational talk by His highness Tuiatua Tupua Tamsese Efi former Head of State of Samoa and three other speakers, Salausa John, from the ministry of Health, John Schuster, former Manu Samoa and All Blacks in 1987-1999, and a member from the ministry of youth, sport and culture. Each presentation and workshop took inspiration based on the theme, allowing young people to reflect more deeply and share their experience about the meaning of family.
The gathering was filled with iconic Salesian spirit of joy as the young people came together through activities, games, dance, song and prayer. The evening was a wonderful opportunity to further develop new friendships and spend quality time in the company of like-minded young people, making memories that will no doubt last a lifetime.