Ruvo di Puglia (Italy). The CIOFS / FP-Puglia, of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians of the Sacred Heart Community of Ruvo di Puglia, Bari, as part of the formative-pastoral itinerary 2021/22, has activated the “Making 3D” Laboratory for the students of the 3rd year of the “Catering Operator” Course.
Led by the Formator Dr. Ivan Iosca, expert in new digital technologies, the students have developed a path from the study to the design of pastry molds, up to the realization of the three-dimensional molds with the 3D printer.
The 3D printing technology allows students to free their creativity, and allows the creation of new tools for catering. In the previous interdisciplinary project, on the occasion of 31 January 2021, the Feast of St. John Bosco, the young people had made a mold for the “Don Bosco Biscuit”, used for solidarity snacks during the missionary month, to create a biscuit “which has the flavor of Don Bosco’s teachings, of his love for young people, even for those less fortunate.”
The new project, on the other hand, takes its cue from the “Platform of Laudato Si’ initiatives”, the process of conversion to integral ecology desired by Pope Francis, to which the Educating Communities of the FMA have joined. The biscuit mold was created by the students of the Course taking inspiration from the worldwide logo of the platform.
The practical technical laboratory was supported by an interdisciplinary work and by the formative path proposed to the whole Educating Community of Ruvo di Puglia, which resulted in the assumption of the Manifesto for the change of lifestyles to which pupils and oratorians, formators and animators contributed, young and adult volunteers, parents:
Concrete Commitments to Change our Lifestyles:
- Do not waste water: especially when showering, washing teeth, and washing dishes;
- Reduce the use of plastic and prefer buying from local sellers rather than at the supermarket, especially for fruit and vegetables;
- Reduce the abundant use of detergents;
- Avoid daily use of the car and walk more on foot or by bike;
- Turn off the lights when they are not needed;
- Unplug battery chargers when not in use;
- Do not charge the smartphone with the cover or use it when it is being charged;
- Do not throw used oil in the sink;
- Do not buy processed / ready foods to avoid food and energy waste;
- Encourage the reuse of clothing;
- Reduce the waste of paper and plastic;
- Do well the separate collection;
- Buy water bottles instead of plastic bottles;
- Minimize the dry residue.
(The Educating Community of Ruvo di Puglia)
The commitment of communities around the world is to set out “on the path that needs to change”. (LS 66, 202) and to implement new ways of living with “creativity and enthusiasm” (LS 221, 220).
Taking care of our brothers and sisters means taking care of the home we share. This responsibility is “an essential part of a virtuous existence” (LS 217).