Salesian College: A History that Speaks Today is a chronicle, a retrospection and a reflection on the eighty years of its existence. It is the saga of transforming a dilapidated brewery into an excellent institution of human, intellectual, religious, and Salesian, a formation that fashioned generations of Salesian educators for the country and the world. Its students and staff were drawn from Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Poland, England, Ireland, Australia, Burmabesides India. The proud alumni of this institution, true to its motto ‘FlammaArdens et Lucens’, now serve the world and spread the beams of compassion and competence as, pioneers, leaders, missionaries, academicians, administrators, professors, and professionals. In 1999 it opened its doors to students other than Salesians and in 2009 launched a new campus in Siliguri thus expanding and sharing its expertise with the wider world. The present volume contains the views, opinions, observations and experiences of a large number of people who have been part and parcel of this institution either as staff or students, making it truly ‘a history that speaks today’.
About the Editor
Trophy D’Souza, an Author & TEFL Consultant, and former faculty at Salesian College Sonada, currently lives in London. He has spent his lives dealing with people first as a teacher then as a youth worker and later as a manager and advisor. He has worked on education projects in India, Tanzania, Qatar, the UAE, and the USA. Based in the UK he spends his time teaching courses in English and writing life stories and contributes to sports, music and news blogs. He occasionally runs projects in ESL and in advanced English for teachers in India and for groups in the UAE. Some strands of his Quantified Assessments are currently used in two colleges in the UK and two in India for student recruitment.