Namugongo - Kira Town, Kampala Uganda
Don Bosco Child And Life Mission - CALM
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
Addressing the pupils as they enter to begin their pre-examination tests.
Don Bosco primary school began their pre- examination tests yesterday at around 9:00 am right from primary one to primary five .Interviewing some of the pupils after the exams about how the papers had been some who had revised for exams said that the papers were easy and others who did not revised said that the exams were hectic however basing on the past result show that our pupils can stand firm to out compete others pupils who in schools which are old in the country like Namiriango ,Budo and so on praise to our teachers who are really doing their best to that academic standard of the school is up to date .
The last homage by bishops and priests to the late Br Robert
The Archbishop Lwanga presided over the burial rites after bishop Paul had presided over the Eucharistic ceremony. Before paying the last homage to the late he said he is very happy with Salesians in his Diocese of Kampala, he proved to the gathering that he came to know Salesians when was still the vicar general of bishop Emmunal Wamala the current cardinal and he was the one who was sent to give Salesians the place of residence which was Ggaba, he also appreciated the work the Salesians are doing in the world at large. Turning back to the late, the Archbishop said he had never seen such a courageous man like the late brother Robert, a man who is God loving, so prayerful and dedicated to mission as a Salesian. He said that brother has left a very big gap in the congregation and the Kampala Diocese as well. The Archbishop was so curious to know who the lord has prepared to replace the footsteps of Brother Robert but God knows.
BR.ROBERT PUT TO REST
Yesterday the 8th of November 2016 our dear late Br.Robert was put rest in the community of CALM Namugongo .His corps arrived at round 9:12 am in the CALM community welcomed by brass band of CALM which accompanied the corps to the community chapel where the mourners went for the body view until 10:00 am, then the Eucharistic ceremony began presided over by the most right reverend Bishop Paul Ssemwogerere the ordinary of Kasana –Luwero the catholic Diocese, con-celebrated by His grace Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga the Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese who arrived a bit late thinking that the funeral mass was scheduled for afternoon then priests from different corners of the world including the vice provincial of the AGL,Fr. Celestin Ngoboka and Fr Simon the vice provincial of AFE then sang by the combined choir from Makerere college with the brass band choir of Don Bosco CALM.