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Youth from the Margins

Posted by Br Gary Wison on 27 November 2018
Youth from the Margins

History of La Salle Technical College, Hohola 1973 -2016

A very human story of youth lost and struggling, who had found meaning, skills, knowledge and hope.

The Youth Development Centre, led by the Brigidine Sisters, was set up for poor youth at Hohola, an inner suburb of Port Moresby, forty-five years ago and has morphed into a formally recognised Technical High School with seven hundred students. To date, thousands of youthful lives that have been influenced by the existence of "Hohola Youth Development Centre" or more recently La Salle Technical College.

In the words of a past student:

"I am someone who could have given up and would have been like millions of children who are school leavers in this country. I struggled with life and thought that this was the end of me. I come from a remote area where there is no decent development set up. My parents are unemployed which is one of the problems with my financial assistance. For myself I refused to be called a dropout, useless or good for nothing."

Please click HERE to download a copy of the History of La Salle Technical College, Hohola. 
Author: Br Gary Wison
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