Namugongo - Kira Town, Kampala Uganda
Don Bosco Child And Life Mission - CALM
This Saturday 21st February, early in the morning, the Rector of Don Bosco CALM launched the preparatory tests for all primary students at our home. These tests have been selected according to their curriculum in order to help them revise their courses. The policies used to examine our candidates are the same as that of the Uganda National Examination Board. (UNEB).This new strategy of testing our children has been unanimously approved and implemented by all members of Don Bosco CALM. The Don Bosco CALM members put their heads together, formulated relevant questions, and mark the tests in order to equip efficaciously our children with consistent knowledge. This will enhance the academic performance of our children and prepare them to face fearlessly their respective tests or exams which are coming very soon. Thus, from today, every Saturday morning and afternoon will be an occasion for each boy of Don Bosco CALM to celebrate knowledge through diverse preparatory tests.
The Salesian community together with Don Bosco Namugongo celebrated The feast of St. John Bosco on 31st Jan 2015. The day began with early preparations from the boys who woke up early morning at 5:00AM to clean and make sure that the day is celebrated in the most colorful manner. This was followed by welcoming of visitors from far as well as the neighboring Christians who came to celebrate with us the Feast of our Teacher, Founder, Father and Friend of the Youth. They were welcomed by the brass band members. Among the guests who honored the feast of our great Saint was Rev Fr Kakuba, a priest and Brothers from Comboni Missionaries, the staff of Zia Angelina Health Centre Namugongo, Sisters from Uganda Spiritual Formation Centre Namugongo, to mention but a few. Rev Fr Kakuba who repeatedly stated that he was once a street boy on the streets of Kampala was the main Priest Celebrant. During the Homily, he did wonderful preaching that left everybody smiling. He talked about the life of st John Bosco and how he struggled to take care of the poor street boys and the youths who were abandoned during his time. He also talked about the works st John Bosco which included founding of Congregations like the Salesians of Don Bosco and the Salesian sisters; Daughters of Mary help of Christians.
After thanksgiving, Rev Fr Jean Marie sdb, the Rector of the place made a few announcements and this was followed by the awarding ceremony towards the best performers in the recently concluded football championship. Then followed the final Blessing by Fr. Kakuba. The gathering then proceeded to the grounds for a short entertainment from the acrobats, dancing crew and youth alive while the brass band members played joyful tunes.