Thursday, July 23, 2015

BIS #4501 A CONSTRUCTIVE HOLIDAY

by Jane Pereira

 

KUWAIT, JULY 23, 2015:  A month-long summer club to help children from Saint Therese parish, Kuwait hone in on their skills, ended with a grand party on July 17.

 

The club was themed on the life and dreams of Don Bosco and youth of different ages used it as a platform to compete and add to their skill sets.

 

The organisers introduced the youngsters to a weekly theme through an excerpt from the movie on Don Bosco's life. The film was generally followed by a quiz.

 

Games were tailored for children of different age groups. The youngest took part in colouring competitions, whereas children with special needs participated in button art competitions. There were fancy dress and dance competitions too.

 

Children from the older age group were pitted against each other in eco-friendly competitions like 'bottle cap' and 'wealth out of plastic bag'.

 

The 14 to 18 year-old's competed in 3D sculpturing as well as a video-production contest: where each child choose a song of Don Bosco and prepared a video on it.

 

Don Bosco Oratory sponsored special medals for competition winners that bore an imprint of Don Bosco. Each child went home with a gift and a bookmark with sayings of Don Bosco and St Therese.

 

Father Franco, the chief guest, gave a short talk on the Life of Don Bosco on the last day of the club. He drew insights from the life of the great Saint and asked children to put these virtues into practice in their daily lives.

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