Don Bosco Palabek Uganda
It was a deserted bush, but not anymore. A lifeless empty space without a single shelter but now, Palabek reception centre is filled with 12 communal shelters with a standard capacity of 2000 people for each. A once quite dark place is now filled with life, endless activities, human laughter and sounds with a population of 34000 people, 60% being young people,30 % children and 18000 youths.
Workshop for Refugee Youth
From 6th to 12th of May, Salesians organized a workshop for Refugee Youth on Leadership and Peace. This is part of their program to support the young people as leaders of tomorrow to understand and to be key actors in the building of the peace process among themselves and to shine though their way of living so that the elder can be motivated by their example. This was held in Daniel Comboni Centre Kitgum facilitated with Salesians of Don Bosco and other speakers. It was also a great opportunity to interact with other Ugandan youth from the area.
On 5th May 2018 at Palabek Refugee Settlement the Catechists and lay leaders who collaborate with Salesians in the camp received a Pastoral assistance bicycles and musical instruments to 10 chapels. This is a great support that we received from Thanks for assistance the Church in Need a catholic organisation, which support a lot pastoral activities in mission where evangelization needs to be strengthened. At the end of the giving ceremony catechist representative expressed gratitude for this great mean of transport and these drums that will be used to serve better the people of God in various worship and catechesis activities.
Don Bosco Palabek received a lorry
Don Bosco Palabek received a new lorry that will be of great help in the various work that are done in the camp. Particularly the school constructions, sanitation constructions will be the area that will most benefit. We thank and pray for God blessing to those who have availed the funds to acquire this lorry. His Grace Archbishop John Baptist Odama of Gulu blessed it on 1st May 2018 before it went to start serving in the camp.