Namugongo - Kira Town, Kampala Uganda
DON BOSCO - Children And Life Mission - CALM
Namugongo - Kira Town
Kampala - Uganda
In piggery for their work
Boys at work
This morning the boys from Don Bosco CALM Namugongo studying in vocational training center of don Bosco Namaliga Bombo who are in first year both in electricity and plumbing carried out general replacement of bulbs in the piggery and replacement of water pipes around the farm. Their motive of doing so was to do a bit of saving for the community therefore in so doing, they said “it is our role now to see that every thing that is in the farm runs systematically so that the pigs and cattle, can live in a well electrified place and drink clean and fresh water which will lead to giving enough products for our consumptions”.
Bye bye to the Christians during the mass yesterday
Five Boys from Don CALM come to accomplish their moments of staying as children of CALM and become the old boys of Don Bosco CALM. Their sincere gratitude go to the benefactors who have helped them for over 15 years while here at CALM ,the Salesian community that has rendered to them services and dearly care of the boys known as Kasule Daniel said that he witnessed the arrival of the first Salesian in the community of Namugongo and all the constructions the building of the structures at CALM.
in p.5 class for snacks
Holidays begin in Don Bosco primary school
The school has officially closed the academic term as well as the year .it was at around 10:30 am when the report cards were distributed to the pupils by their different class teachers .After the pupils receiving their report cards, they all went to the head teacher to tell him a word of thanks and also asking him to continue working hard towards their success.
Happy moments of community work at Don Bosco
“Living in a Clean Environment leads to happy life" said the boys of Don Bosco CALM. This morning the boys and girls of Don Bosco primary school decided to clean around their compound after finishing their exams and even correcting examination papers .They said that, they don’t wish to leave the CALM compound dirty as they will soon be going for their holidays at home .The general cleanliness has been organized by the prefect body headed by the head boy and the head girl.
Christmas party in CALM
On Sunday the community of Namugongo with its Christians celebrated x-mass and it was so colorful. We would like to send our sincere gratitude the members who gave in hands to see that the celebration went on successfully .It was through their contribution that we had such a wonderful event and people are still continuing to give in their contributions towards the forth coming celebrations as they say that united we stand divided we fall indeed we really made to more than what we expected.
Celebration of x-mass in CALM
The Christian community which prays at Don Bosco community chapel has organized Christmas party with the boys of Don Bosco CALM .Their intention is to have Christmas celebrated together as children of Don Bosco before they depart to their different homes for Christmas on 25th of December, this is to create unity and the spirit of togetherness among the Christians and the community of Don Bosco CALM.
On going examinations
Don Bosco Primary school started already their end of academic year examination .These are the exams which will determine whether the child is to be promoted to next class or retained but with God’s grace we hope that all the pupils of Don Bosco primary school will all succeed in their exams and be promoted to the next class.
During mass with don Bosco primary
Provincial in Namugongo
We are privileged with the presence of Fr. Camiel the provincial of the AGL Vice province who arrived in this community on Monday night at around 7:30 pm .the main reason of his coming ,is to carry out his first pastoral visit in the Salesian communities in Uganda and he has begun with our community of Namugongo .Yesterday he had a small sharing with the four confreres together ,after which he also had personal sharing with each and every confrere then he visited the projects erected in the community .
Benefactors from Germany
Yesterday we welcomed eleven visitors from Germany .It was at around 7:30 pm Ugandan time when these visitors arrived at the main gate of Don Bosco CALM where they were welcomed by the brass band of Don Bosco CALM up to the compound of boys where other presentations took place like acrobatics and different speeches from different people. Ten minutes after the arrival of the visitors, our provincial also arrived so the evening was really blessed with the presence of different visitors from different places .In the speech Br. Hubert presented to the visitors the different activities and projects that are carried on at Don Bosco CALM where he spoke of the children and life mission as the main reason of the presence of the Salesians in Namugongo, then the primary school which started in January, then as projects he talked of the piggery farm ,ducks ,cows and goats then banana plantations which are used for supporting our young boys in terms of meat, milk and food as well .Turning his speech to the other side of it ,he talked of the challenges the mission is undergoing main in the side of Education .we have got 140 boys with us of which some are in the universities and other higher institutions of learning ,secondary schools and then the primary schools so for these boys to acquire their Education they need funds of which it is a challenge to the Salesians taking care of these young boys .
In preparation for holidays at home
The boys of Don Bosco CALM have found it worthy for them to go and pay visit to their family members during this long holidays .After being helped and opened their minds by the Salesian working in Don Bosco CALM Namugongo they found it necessary to go and visit their family members and also look for their parents if at all they are still there even those who have no family members have also asked to be taken somewhere else where they can spend their holidays. They said that this system of allowing them go home for holidays will help them grow and discover the society and the world outside don Bosco CALM .They added that the issue of allowing them to go home helps them to forget the past histories of their lives at least it comforts them and also to fit in the society .So far those who have finished their National exams have started moving to their different homes to see where their ancestors are .Some of them didn’t have in mind that they also have family members and its really touching for a child to grow up in such a situation Bambi