by Glen Pereira
KUWAIT, JUNE 16, 2015 : 'Special' angels are part of the annual Theresian Summer Club which began at the St. Therese parish in Kuwait on June 12.
The programme, themed on the dreams and the life of Don Bosco, will run for six weeks and is aimed at children between the ages of four and 18. The club this year will include a class for Gods "special" angels, dedicated especially for children with special needs.
Organisers have added a 'Prayer and Fun team' to enable a smooth flow of all events and a security team to ensure the safety of the children.
Another unique addition to the club- this year- is the introduction of a 'colour-coded week'. Coordinators will ask the children to dress in different colours every week. Coordinators also distributed birthday cards to the children who celebrate their birthdays.
Father Lionel Braganza inaugurated the club and made the youngsters aware of the various hardships which Don Bosco encountered as he pursued his dream to study.
The youth were also shown a short movie clip on the early life of Don Bosco. This helped them reflect on the life and ethics of the great Saint, in this his bicentennial year.
"The movie on the life of Don Bosco is so inspiring that I would like to put it into practice. I wanted to watch the movie again," Celine Pereira said.
The goal of the club is to help children learn through discovery, practice, mentorship and collaboration.
"The Summer Club has been not only a source of reliving my younger days but has ever since opened my eyes to seeing things through the eyes of a child and through the mind of an adolescent. It has brought an absolute fulfilment to a greater part of my life and I can only say that I learn more than I could ever teach and impart to these kids," Sally Furtado, a senior volunteer, said.