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SRI LANKA: More than 250 youth attend career guidance event

Salesians have established technical institutions across the country


(MissionNewswire) More than 250 youth from Mankulam and Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka, received valuable career guidance and learned the importance of education at a recent Salesian event. Father Sebananam and Father Dilan encouraged youth to dream big and explore various career paths.

The event offered interactive storytelling and visuals to show how education can shape a bright future. Parents and school staff praised the initiative for its impact on the youth’s aspirations. Both Salesian priests expressed their commitment to empowering youth through similar initiatives in the future.

Fr. Sebananam, known for his ability to connect with youth, said, “Education is the key that unlocks a world of opportunities. Through this animated event, we wanted to create an immersive experience that helps youth understand the transformative power of education and inspires them to envision a brighter future.”

Fr. Dilan emphasized the significance of instilling confidence and motivating youth to pursue their passions wholeheartedly. He added, “We wanted to empower these young minds and help them realize that with the right education, their dreams can become a reality.”

Salesian missionaries have been operating in Sri Lanka since 1956. In 1963, missionaries set up their first technical institute. Since then, they have established 17 more in locations across the country, as well as youth centers and other programs to help youth in need.

Sri Lanka has suffered a long civil war that ended in 2009, two tsunamis in the past 13 years, and a deadly dengue crisis. Nine out of 10 poor people in Sri Lanka live in rural areas, according to the World Bank. More than 40% of the country’s rural poor are small-scale farmers. Farm production is often hampered by neglect and low investment levels resulting from poor financial services and limited technology.



Photo courtesy of Don Bosco South Asia

Don Bosco South Asia – Igniting Dreams and Empowering Young Minds at Sri Lanka

Salesian Missions – Sri Lanka

World Bank – Sri Lanka

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