purpose of conducting Orientation sessions for the students of standards 8 – 12 from 12-16 August, and from 26 August – 3 September at Don Bosco, Nerul. Fr. Cleophas Braganza of Don Bosco Youth Services – Mumbai was the resource person for these sessions.
The students of standards 8 – 10 were guided in evaluating their life's compass, defining goals and learning how to cope with stress. During the session, they verified their own development in various areas of their personality and their relationship with others. Since they have to face a lot of academic pressure, the topic of stress was touched upon, to help them understand its meaning, its effects, how they can cope with it, and make optimum use of the time and resources available to them.
The students of standards 11 – 12 were introduced to "Education to Love" (understanding the true meaning of love, sexuality and relationships). Looking at a human being as composed of different dimensions (body, mind, heart and soul); the students were able to understand the difference between lust, romance and infatuation as compared to an enduring self-sacrificing love. Other issues related to sexuality and relationships were also discussed in a frank and open manner.