With happiness, Don Bosco Youth Technical Institute commemorated 22 years of existence in Malawi through special prayers held at Don Bosco Woyera Parish.
Fr Christopher Kunda, the provincial youth delegate based in Lusaka Zambia, who represented the Provincial of ZMB Fr Christopher Rychcik highlighted that in the Salesian belief there is no one who comes across the Salesian establishments by accident but through the will of God and brought in by Mary Help of Christians.
“We thank God for each one of you for coming at this institution, as students you didn’t join to study at Don Bosco Technical Institute by accident but you were called to learn here and the same to the staff members you were called to work here through the intercessions of our mother Mary Help of Christians, you were all sent to us by God as a gift”, he said.
“Congratulations, 22 years is not a joke, our institution has grown over the years and we really thank God for that”, he continued.
On his part, Father Michael Mbandama, the principal described the 22 years as a marvelous experience with a lot of positive stories that have seen the institution grow from 120 students to over 1000 students.
“In 2000, we barely had 120 students with 3 courses against the current 1000 students enrolled in 9 courses and we take it as Grace. 22 years ago, the president encouraged us to assist in building Malawi, today we can simply say we have grown from height to height, we now have our skilled graduates working everywhere within Malawi and abroad, am proud to say that they are making meaningful contribution in life”, narrated Father Michael.
During the same occasion, 12 pre-novices from Zambia, Malawi and Namibia were welcomed to begin their experience as pre-novices.
As per tradition, the event could not go without sharing a bottle of fanta and a snack popularly known as “free lunch”.
Don Bosco Youth Technical Institute was officially opened on 7th October 2000 by then the former president Dr. Bakili Muluzi as a millennium gift to the young people of Malawi.