Namugongo - Kira Town, Kampala Uganda
DON BOSCO - Children And Life Mission - CALM
Namugongo - Kira Town
Kampala - Uganda
This day in the Salesian Missal l it is always celebrated on the 24th May .This time round it was to be a Sun day of which it Pentecost day and this made the feast to be celebrated on 23rd which was a Saturday. This day was begun early that at 6 o’clock most of the boys were out of their beds. They started with cleaning the different places where the uncles had allocated them to work. The cooking had already been done at night. After cleaning we all dressed up smartly for mass and it begun with a procession which started from the Grotto of mother Mary. The novena was led by father Elie and all those who had petitions wrote them on papers and were burnt. The smoke that rose up represented going to our mother Mary.
Now the best teams had made it up to the finals. Among these teams was Vocation Training Centre (VTC) that made it Basketball; Senior 6 that made it in Volleyball and Senior 3 that made it in all the two disciplines.It was a fairly flowing Sunday accompanied with a favorable weather when the first game kicked off. A tight volleyball game between Senior 6 and Senior 3 officiated by Rev.Fr. Jean Marie, The Rector of the place. All the teams seemed ambitious and were determined to raise the trophy. The game begun with a high pace, everyone received the ball, tossed it and then pushed it over the net by either a spike or a simple toss. Enthusiastic music was heard in the background as the teams battled. At this moment the Senior 3 team was seen losing morale despite the fact that it comprised a large fan base, finally they ended up losing it to the Senior 6 team. Jubilations were seen from the wining team but this did not make the defeated team to give up as it still had a chance of taking it in another discipline. With their hope of winning it in Basketball, they wished a fair play with the winners by a handshake and relaxed for the next game.
The next game had been announced to kick off immediately after lunch and so it was because at exactly 2:00 Pm all the teams had already gathered with their respective fans. It was now the Basketball Grand Finale between VTC and Senior 3 officiated by Rev.Fr. John Bosco, The Vice Rector of the place.
The students are to engage themselves in sports competition basically in volleyball and basketball. For competitive games, the students are to be grouped as follows;
· Primary (from P.4 to P7)
· Senior six.
· Senior One combined with senior four.
· Senior three.
· V.T.C (Vocational Training Center) both from Kamuli and Bombo.
· Senior two combined with Senior five.
In honour of St.Dominic Savio,this day is graced and cerebrated particularly in Salesians of St.Don Bosco communities in remembrance of his works and deeds especially to the young. In Uganda, all the four communities; Kamuli, Bombo, Gulu and Namungogo CALM, converged in Namungongo CALM community to cerebrate this great feast in the Salesian family and the theme of the day was; “WE ARE CALLED TO SERVE LIKE ST.DON BOSCO”.