This year’s ADMA Youth camp has for its theme the strenna of the Rector Major for 2023: “As the Yeast in today’s Human Family”. Originally called the 300 Youth for Mary founded in 2008 by the late Fr. Valeriano Barbero, SDB, pioneer Salesian missionary in Papua New Guinea, the group has now evolved into the ADMA Youth. To this day it has remained an event that students from Catholic Schools in Port Moresby eagerly participate in. This year’s camp was meant to be a tribute of gratitude to Fr. Val as he was fondly called.
On the 26th to the 28th of May 2023, 268 students and facilitators took part in the ADMA Youth camp. The sessions were aimed at teaching young people Christian virtues and ensuring that they value their lives and choices as the “present” and not only the future of this developing nation, Papua New Guinea.