[G2:48]Don Bosco’s ninth successor, Rector Major Don Pasquale Chavez was on his second visit to the Maltese islands last weekend between the 6th and the 9th December 2008 on the occasion of the hundred years anniversary of the Salesian Oratory in Sliema, Malta.
[G2:2462]In August, a group of Maltese youths from SPYS (Salesian Pastoral Youth Service) travelled to the Polish city of Krakow to participate in this year's Eurizon which for the last five years has become the annual gathering of youths coming from Salesian organizations across Europe.
[G2:2444]At the end of March, 37 young people from different parts of Europe met each other at Savio College, Dingli. The patricipants came from Germany, Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Poland, UK and Malta. All of them form part of the Don Bosco Youth Net (DBYN), a Salesian youth organization that facilitates networking and training for volunteer youth workers.
They came to learn new skills, share good practice and make international contacts. For one week they were empowered and inspired to manage new international youth projects from inception to post-evaluation.
[G2:2444]The Salesian Pastoral Youth Service (SPYS) in collaboration with the Don Bosco Youth-Net (DBYN) is currently hosting 37 young people from ten different countries for a training course entitled “Empowering Young People – a training course on how to manage Youth in Action projects from inception to post-evaluation” at Savio College in Dingli.