A good family can has its father, mother and children, having its own programs whenever their children get their holidays.At Don Bosco Calm, -which houses nearly 200 boys-marginalized-has no parents but there foster parents who look after us. They are Salesian Priests and Bothers helped by uncles, aunties. A part from this, volunteers arrive from Poland –men and women to do voluntary missionary work. The education of these children is their part and major concern, apart from board plus lodge and Medicare, from primary one to the university level. But the big number is being taken to Vocation Training Institutes both Bombo and Kamuli after their primary level.
Whenever holidays come, different activities take place in order to keep the children active and healthy instead of being dormant and lazy ending up falling into temptations like stealing, escaping for discos and so on. An example of this second terms’ holiday
which started on 23rd August 2013 and will to end on 15th September 2013, different programs were organized: the distribution of work every morning for everyone which al began from at 7:30am to 10:30am. During this time, the compound, dorms, latrines are cleaned well. In addition to this, garden work and farm work is assigned to secondary students from Kira, Majorine College to students from Namaliga.
Sports is a major activity during the holidays Inter-House tournaments are for different games like Basketball and Volleyball. Football was not tournament are organized for different games like Don Bosco Calm is has entered Kira Champions League where winner as will be given a big fat cow. This leave started even before the holiday in August and it will end in November. So far we have played three games and we have lost one game and won two games.
St Augustine says: who sings well prays twice, we have had singing practice and learnt these songs have enhanced our Sunday Eucharist under Mr. Augustine a talented music teacher, these songs have enhanced our Sunday Eucharist. On point of studies, Secondary and VTC students have study time allotted to them some have been sacrificing their sleep and reading at night at their own pace. Those from primary were given holiday packages and they have been helped by the elder boys and the younger ones have been helped by the aunties who to teach them and make them to understand well.
Morning and evening talk have been our daily bread during these holidays, given by different people guidance talks, abusive talks for some people to change their behaviors, encouraging talks and so on. On Spiritual side, we have been praying every morning and evening. Adoration every Friday. On 7th September 2013, we prayed for peace in the whole world especially for Syria and America and other countries at war. Repentance before mass for those who want particularly those who r wish to receive the Holy Eucharist.
Finally, I extend my gratitude to the staff and children especially to staff which makes programs for us not forgetting the Salesians who have worked tirelessly to make sure that we the holiday makers feel at home. For our welfare and four our living in peace and harmony are their pride, happiness, hope and wish as St. John Bosco used to feel and feels up to now. And may God who has enabled us to pass through this holiday also continue to bless us especially to all who stay in this community Don Bosco Calm as we also continue to pray, worship and glorify Him.