solidarity highlighted in Brother Roly’s Malaysian visit
Nations must be committed to
build a new world order anchored on universal ethical values
and norms and must work towards global cooperation and interdependence.
This was the message conveyed
by De La Salle University System President Brother Rolando
Dizon, FSC to the graduating students of De La Salle Institute
(DLSI) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia during their commencement
exercises on September 21. He was invited by the school’s
officials as the guest of honor. A De La Salle Fellowship
and Graduation Dinner followed the graduation rites.
The event highlighted Lasallians’
solidarity and commitment to providing holistic education
based on religio, mores, and cultura. In his speech, Brother
Roly shared that DLSU-Manila remains a highly respected academic
institution in the region because the faculty and administration
work together to produce Lasallians who are not only globally
competent and competitive but also imbued with spiritual values.
The Brother President added
that Southeast Asian nations need to work interdependently
with the rest of the world. To make interdependence a reality,
he noted that all nations and their governments must commit
to the basic ethical norms and “heed the universal call to
be their brother’s keeper.”
In closing, Brother Roly urged
the graduates to take the first step in bridging the widening
gap between the rich and the poor.
DLSI, set up in 1994, is a
tertiary education institution wholly owned and managed by
the La Salle Brothers who have more than 300 years of experience
in the field of education worldwide. Located in the heart
of Kuala Lumpur, DLSI offers an ambience of conducive learning,
interaction with many industrial and business establishments,
and easy access to public transportation and other facilities
in the city.
The Institute now runs two
schools, namely, The School of Liberal Arts and Humanities,
and The School of Computer Science and Information Technology.
It has plans for another school
soon—the School of Business and Management. Diploma graduates
are able to transfer their credits to many universities in
the US, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. The Psychology
and Counseling Department offers a Graduate Diploma in Counseling
leading to a Master in Counseling in collaboration with DLSU-Manila.
The alumni associations of
Lasallian Schools throughout Malaysia, Sabah, and Sarawak,
are now giving their full support to DLSI through their umbrella
body, the Malaysian Federation of Lasalllian Associations.
Prominent Lasallians and representatives of the La Salle Missionary
Order in Malaysia comprise the permanent board, which was
established to develop DLSI into a tertiary education institution
comparable to the best in the region.
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