EAO, January 2020 -- How to spread the message of the beautiful Strenna 2020 around? Each EAO province has its own dynamics. Some Salesian provinces produce their own Poster version - like Chennai (India), Cambodia delegation (THA) or Japan province.
Every year more and more provinces or individuals are making use of the manga-style Japan Strenna Poster, made by a professional famous manga artist, Guri Suzuki (the author of the Don Bosco Manga 'Corraggio' already translated into 6 languages - including Mongolian, Korean, Chinese and English).
In order to understand the Japan 2020 Strenna poster here is a simple explanation:
Scene: Students are studying.
Theme: Fulfill our duties.
Scene: Youngsters are playing soccer and Don Bosco is playing with them.
Theme: Joy, Assistance (Assistenza).
Scene: A young man is helping an elderly person
Theme: Spirit of service.
Scene: People are working hard.
Theme: Fulfill our duties. The dignity of work.
Scene: Jesus welcomes children.
Theme: Jesus' Compassionate Love (Bontà).
Scene: Parents are reading a book with their children.
Theme: Respect for one another in the family, especially care for children.
Scene: A girl is caring for plants.
Theme: Caring about the Earth, the spirit of ecology.
Also the Cambodia Delegation or Mongolia Delegation produced their own inculturated versions of the 2020 Strenna Poster. All versions are available on the Boscolink: Strenna 2020 - Good Christians and Upright Citizens
At the same time, thanks to the hard work of our translators and digital editors, we already have all 13 EAO language versions of the 15 minute 2020 Strenna Video available online. Thanks to Fr. Jacob (RMG), from this January each language channel is separate, so the navigation and access is much easier: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, English, Vietnamese, Thai, Urdu, Cebuano, Bahasa indonesia, Tetum, Burmese, Khmer and Mongolian.
Let's foster UPRIGHT CITIZENS and GOOD CHRISTIANS during this whole year of 2020!