News Contributor: Mr. Emmanuel Chayan Biswas, Project In-Charge
Education Program for Disadvantage Children (EPDC)

“Popularity has become an addiction and we are hungry for popularity,” says Archbishop Moses M. Costa, CSC in the opening ceremony of Education to Reality Training (ETR) at Caritas Chattogram regional training hall.

Education to Reality Training, Caritas 2018
Education to Reality Training, Caritas 2018

He said, “A quest for excellence in learning both in the classroom and outside of the classroom, should always remain at the heart of our educational mission and practice. We expect all of our students will have dignity, excellence, ethics, diversity, collaboration, integrity, transparency and accountability, diligence and inculpate.

‘Popularity has become an addiction and we are hungry for popularity’- Archbishop Moses Costa, csc

Education to Reality Training, Caritas 2018
Education to Reality Training, Caritas 2018

Our students should learn to respect everyone and their culture, they should care for all the creation and they be aware of pollution and nature which makes our missionary schools unique.” He then urged to all the teachers to teach beyond the syllabus in very practical ways.

37 teachers from thirteen educational institutions participated in the training on 21 and 22 September, 2018. The training was organized by Archdiocesan Education commission of Chittagong Catholic Archdiocese with the support of Caritas FYTP project, Caritas Chattogram. Br. Sylvester Mridha, CSC, Headmaster of Don Bosco High School, Bandarban; Sr. Lina Checham, SSMI, Headmistress of Santiraj Jr. High School, Thanchi and Mr. Remi S. Das were present at the opening ceremony with the Chief guest Archbishop Moses Costa, csc.

Education to Reality Training, Caritas 2018
Education to Reality Training, Caritas 2018

After the opening program the senior accountant and admin officer Mr. Remi S. Das presented the works of Caritas and its values to the teachers. Br. Sylvester Mridha, CSC was the main trainer, who conducted sessions and different group work to train the teachers in very practical way. He talked on moral values, teaching strategy, self-evaluation and teaching method.

“Education is a major factor in determining how well the country’s economy will go”- Mr. James Gomes, the regional director told to the teachers. He said, “Our country’s education rate is way behind today.” ‘Please teach all the children to be respectful to other religions’ he requested.

“Education is a major factor in determining how well the country’s economy will go”- Mr. James Gomes,

Education to Reality Training, Caritas 2018
Education to Reality Training, Caritas 2018

A session on social reality was facilitated by Mr. Manik Wilver D’Costa, Pastoral Coordinator, Chittagong Archdiocese. He said, “Few specific policy, custom and culture control a society. As we are living in a society so we have to teach our students to follow the policy, custom and culture.”

“Teachers should be like candle. To enlighten this dark world of illiteracy and wickedness.”

Education to Reality Training, Caritas 2018
Education to Reality Training, Caritas 2018

In the closing program, The Archdiocesan judicial vicar and education commission coordinator Rev. Fr. Leonard Rebeiro told that, “Teachers should be like candle. To enlighten this dark world of illiteracy and wickedness.” All the participants were given an honorary certificate of participation. Rev. Fr. Leonard Rebeiro and Br. Sylvester Mridha, CSC were present at the closing ceremony.

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