Students collaborate on Computer Project


14 April 2014 | General Interest

Don Bosco Alafua Computer Project


Don Bosco Technical Centre will soon have a computer laboratory thanks to a two year partnership with a Salesian school in Australia.

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Over the last two years students at Xavier College, a Salesian school at Gawler, just north of Adelaide in South Australia have been raising funds to establish a computer laboratory at Don Bosco, Alafua. Xavier College students have undertaken a series of fundraising activities and more than AU$20,000 was raised.

Don Bosco staff and students, for their part, have commenced renovating a classroom to be used for the new laboratory. Final year woodwork students, under the instruction of their teacher, have constructed benches. Electrical students have undertaken all the electrical wiring together with their teacher, a qualified electrician. A separate group of students, with the assistance of their teachers, have prepared the room, sorting out hundreds of old texts that are no longer usable. Teachers and students have worked side-by-side to install security on the windows. Air-conditioning has been installed to protect the computers from the harsh tropical humidity.

The collaborative efforts of the staff and students of the two schools has brought two communities, separated by culture, language and distance, closer together in order to achieve a common goal: the establishment of a computer laboratory at Don Bosco Technical Centre.

It is anticipated that the computers will be installed by late April or early May, once the final preparations for the room are completed.