El Salvador – "Universidad Don Bosco" presents Integral Wellbeing Program for its Educational Community
(ANS – Soyapango) – The Salesian charism, inherited from Saint John Bosco, continues to motivate the “Universidad Don Bosco” (UDB) to continue developing initiatives with great attention and a holistic vision of the well-being of the Educational Community, which includes emotional, mental and spiritual health, together with the physical well-being of each of its members.
For this reason, and as part of its social engagement with the community surrounding its facilities, the UDB recently presented the Integral Wellness Program (PIB), which aims to minimize the negative effects caused by the Covid-19 pandemic on students, teachers, administrative, service and supervisory staff.
The development of this program envisaged a previous consultation process in which members of the Educational Community participated, each expressing their own needs and the services they would like to have access to in order to strengthen individual physical, mental and spiritual well-being.
The initiative also included coordinated work between the accompanying units that make up the General Secretariat and the support of the Department of Educational Psychology, through the strengthening of programs inspired by the Salesian charism that are already provided by these units.
Through various actions, the program will raise awareness and motivate people to take care of their physical health, adopting healthy habits and activities that improve the quality of life; moreover, it will serve to share tools that allow people to be resilient, to face emotional situations and to improve relationships with themselves and with the environment. Finally, it will also provide spaces for reflection and active listening for members of the educational community, allowing them to strengthen their spirituality and personal sensitivity and to increase their contribution to the surrounding human environment.
“We want to make the Integral Wellness Program alive and active among us all, and we invite you to build together what Don Bosco wanted for each Salesian house: to be ‘a true community in which everyone can grow and have a space to continue to meet with others and with God’,” said the Rector Magnificus of the UDB, the Salesian Brother Mario Olmos.