Don Bosco Philippines South Province

Salesians of Don Bosco – Philippine South Province FIS

Laudato Si and the Memory of Fr. Zago in Quetta

October 19 was marked with a beautiful tribute and a salute of gratitude by the youth to the late Fr. Peter Zago, the face of Don Bosco in Pakistan. Students from Don Bosco Learning Center in Quetta and Don Bosco Middle School in Kan Ziarat were present.

Kan Ziarat is a mountainous town 8050 feet above the sea level, which was badly affected by an earthquake in 2009. The middle school there was established by Fr. Peter Zago, as it was the dire need of the local mountain kids (all Muslims). As the locals remembered their lost loved ones during this natural calamity, they did not forget about their benevolent benefactor, Fr. Peter Zago.

This day was organized by the Senior teachers of Don Bosco Learning Center under guidance of the Spiritual Moderator Fr. Samuel Adnan Ghouri, SDB and Bro. Faraz Darshan.

The students gave beautiful presentations about experiences of kindness. They also shared their deepest gratitude toward Don Bosco, in particular to Fr. Peter, and they shared their insights from the Papal document on the Care of Our Common Home, Laudato Si.

Students of Don Bosco Ziarat, in true Salesian family spirit, stayed overnight with the boarders, played cricket and watched movie together in their visit. At the end of the program all the participants were awarded with prizes and the visitors were given a special token of appreciation, the portrait of Fr. Peter Zago, the founder of their school.