In the due course of this year (2013), the Salesians Community of Don Bosco-C.A.L.M (Children and Life Mission) Kira- Mulawa- Namugongo, was blessed with a huge gift from the New Rochelle. Through its sharing hand all over the world, the World Vision surprised the Don Bosco CALM Community with a fully packed container that contained different items. It was such a huge and long container that left part of the Don Bosco CALM Community main entrance and the road down blocked for users. However, the container still found its way inside the community and the items that were packed in different sized boxes were unloaded from it by around 140 boys since the rest were still at school. The boys were guided by the Reverend Fathers, Uncles, Brothers and Aunties. It took the boys almost 2 hours to complete the unloading process and arranging the boxes in the store. Among the items in the boxes, they included; T-shirts of several colors and sizes, jackets, jeans, shorts, women and men belts, ladies’ shoes, necklaces, bags, watches, earrings, bangles, Toms shoes, jumpers, sweaters, jerseys, to mention but a few.
But as it is a culture in all the Salesian Houses, a slogan “In Don Bosco we share,” could not go unnoticed. Therefore, the items were later divided such that even the Salesian Communities of Bombo-Namaliga in Luweero District and Kamuli in Kamuli District respectively could also have a share of this great gift from the New Rochelle
. The rest of the items were later distributed to the boys living at Don Bosco CALM. These however, could not hide their happiness and joy after receiving the above mentioned items. Notably, the bigger boys obtained a lion’s share of these items especially with regard to T-shirts in particular compared to their young brothers. This was mainly because the T-shirts were quite large and could therefore not fit the small ones. But generally, everyone was excited and happy upon receiving new items and everyone’s suitcase was filled to capacity. However, exceptionally, the boys expressed great joy upon receiving the Toms shoes which they nicknamed “Mannapack Shoes.” These shoes were black in cold with a small sized sole that could ease ones movements since they were very light, simple to clean and to wash. At the end of the day, all the youths from the three communities (Namugongo, Bombo and Kamuli) appreciated the work of New Rochelle and so also the administrators of these communities for the great support received from the New Rochelle.
To sum up, I therefore on behalf of all the youths in the three communities of the Salesians of Don Bosco, wish to extend our heartfelt appreciation to the New Rochelle staff for the great support, work and endless love towards our communities and the Don Bosco CALM-Namugongo Community in particular. May God bless you and grant you all your heartily desires as you continue to extend that needed support all over the world and may He the Almighty reward you abundantly, keep you save and strong.