Honiara (Agenzia Fides) - Technical training Centres, schools, mission stations, social centres which promote health aggregation are essential in rural areas of Solomons to ensure human, economic, social, cultural and spiritual growth of the people. This was said by Christina Reymer, coordinator in New Zealand of Catholic organisations involved in service and cooperation abroad, and Michael Lynch, head of the Office for Salesian Mission in Australia, who recently visited Solomon Islands.
The mini delegation went to assess the possibility of more missionary interventions, programmes of social-economic cooperation, particularly connected with technical training to improve agriculture.
The guests met young people and pupils at technical training centres and schools in Gizo and Tetere, reassuring them that Catholic organisations in Australia and New Zealand are ready to offer concrete support for development in Solomons.
They also stressed the need for young people to reach human and spiritual maturity and develop a healthy and balanced personality in order to face the challenges of life with awareness and interior strength, trusting in the providence of God who loves every human person and gives light even in the most desperate situations. (PA) (Agenzia Fides 29/10/2007 righe 26 parole 269)