3 – 4 March 2018, Tarakan, North Kalimantan, Indonesia – On 3 and 4 March 2018, the HMKT, an organization of Catholic Students of Several Universities in Tarakan, Province of North Kalimantan, organized a Leadership Training. The activities were held in “Grotto of Saint Mary”, in Sei Mentogok, Tarakan.
Former students of Frater Don Bosco Schools
About 50 students took part in this event, and about 20 of them are former students of the Frater Don Bosco Catholic School in Tarakan who now continue their study in university. The brothers are proud of these young people. They started their education at the brothers’ schools and are now in the process of becoming mature and responsible young adults.
The training aimed at recruiting new members for the organization and preparing them to be the leaders within the organization and, in the future, also in society. There were presentations given by advisors of the organization, discussions, sharing, praying and also outdoor activities in small groups. At the end of the program there was a ceremony in which each participant stated his or her solidarity to the organization, and after that the students celebrated Sunday mass together with Father Mulyono, MSF.
Youth Commission of the Diocese of Tanjung Selor
As a member of the Youth Commission of the Diocese of Tanjung Selor, Br. Agustinus Nai Aki CMM was one of the facilitators in the program. He gave a presentation and led the participants in prayer and meditation. Other facilitators were Mr. Apolinaris Massora, Mr. Beda, and Miss Loren Junarti, also representing the Youth Commission of the Diocese of Tanjung Selor.
Organization of Catholic students in Tarakan
In 2015, the Youth Commission of the Diocese of Tanjung Selor came up with the idea to start an Organization of Catholic Students from universities and academies in Tarakan. And thus the HMKT was founded in 2015. From time to time, the organization also use the facilities of the brothers’ schools for their meetings. And when the students have questions related to the student organization, they often go to the CMM community to consult the brothers.
Brother Agustinus Nai Aki CMM, community of Tarakan, Indonesia