Don Bosco Gave me a Second Chance

Nathaniel Talim was born in Rabaul but grew up in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. He did his primary studies at Sacred Heart Primary School, Hohola. He was not selected for High School which made him feel very discouraged. But his father heard about Don Bosco Technical School at Gabutu which gives second chance to non-selected boys. He brought Nathaniel to DBTS for the entry test in 1995. He passed and was enrolled. Nathan did his Grades 9-12 and specialised in MFM (Maintenance Fitting and Machining). Having undergone too an On-the-Job-Training (OJT) before graduation he was easily employed by PNG Printing, Rabaul. Later he worked in other printing presses. Since 2010 he is working with More Printing in NCD. "Don Bosco helped me a lot to improve my personal deportment, spiritual life and above all, to have the confidence that I can be successful in life", he recalls. "As a non-selected youth I had no possibility to have a gainful employment. Thanks to Don Bosco and the Salesians I am now a family man with a stable job"

These are stories of courage, resilience, pain, and everything that comes after. These are the stories of the lives of real people from whom we can all learn something. Moreover, these are stories of love: love that transforms, love that sacrifices, love that endures, and love that shares. By sharing these stories, we hope to share inspiration, hope, and meaning.