by Leena Lobo
KUWAIT, APR 12, 2016: A Thanksgiving fellowship was organised to help 56 - tenth and twelfth standard - students who recently appeared for their board examinations, to help them unwind at Saint Therese of the Child Jesus courtyard in Kuwait on April 7.
Salesian Cooperators organised the fellowship to allow students to enjoy some time together before they leave to pursue further studies. The programme commenced with the Holy Mass celebrated by Father Franco Pereira, who cited the example of one grateful leper who was cured by Jesus.
The example helped the youth understand the importance of thanking the Lord in every circumstance. He invited all the students to express their gratitude to God for all their blessings and gifts.
After the Holy Eucharist, students moved to the courtyard for a fellowship of games and dancing. Father Blany Pinto encouraged them to always have a close relationship with God. He made them aware of the challenges of peer pressure and the importance of making the right choices. He exhorted all to enroll themselves in their parish youth groups.
"Wow! What a beautiful evening we had. It was well organised with good games and a lively get together," said Anson Pereira, a youth. Renita D'Souza added, "All the students had a wonderful time. This evening has helped create unity and togetherness."