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Indonesia - INA29-07-2022

Blessing of new building of Don Bosco Sumba Vocational High School

On July 23, 2022, the Bishop of Weetebula, Mgr. Edmund Woga, CSsR led the blessing Mass for the new building of SMK (Vocational High School) Don Bosco. Also present at the event, the Regent of Southwest Sumba, Dr. Cornelius Kodi Mete. The construction process of this building began with the laying of the first stone on July 10, 2021, by the Vikjen Weetebula Diocese, Rm. Agustinus Malo Bulu, CSsR.

This building was designed by architect Laurenthia Wiyanty who was also present along with the contractor, Rachmat Handoyo (PT SAKA). The event was also attended by the Chairperson of the SDB Indonesia Foundation as well as the SDB INA Provincial Economer, Fr Yohanes Boedirahardjo SDB; SDB INA Vice-Provincial, Fr Lino Belo SDB; and St. Parish Priest of St. Arnoldus Jansen Tambolaka, Fr Ferdinandus Ganti, SVD.

The event was opened with a welcoming dance performed by SMK students. Teachers, SMK students, parents, alumni, donors, and BLK Don Bosco students attended the Eucharistic celebration solemnly. In his homily, Bishop Edmund Woga emphasized the importance of empowering personal abilities to build up the Body of Christ, namely the Church. In his remarks, the Regent of Southwest Sumba stated that Salesians are expected to continue to "shake Sumba" with their works. Meanwhile, Fr Dominggus Huba SDB as the principal gave a message about human development that needs to go hand in hand with physical development.

The event was closed with the signing of the Commemorative Plaque by the Bishop, the handover of souvenirs in the form of scarves, and finally, having lunch together.