SDB officials add that the rice meals were sometimes the only nutrition the beneficiaries had.
In the report, the Director of Don Bosco Primary School and vice-legal representative of SDB in Uganda says, “Last year, due to COVID-19 we were urged to distribute all the Rise Against Hunger meals to feed our beneficiaries and their families. Each family managed to get three boxes of meals throughout the whole year.”
Fr. Elie Nyandwi adds, “It is really important for the Salesians to feed poor children and their families whenever it is possible.”
On her part, Elizabeth Anzoo, a teacher at Don Bosco Nursery and Primary School says the Rise Against Hunger meals have “greatly improved the well-being of the children at Don Bosco CALM and in other Don Bosco communities in Uganda.”
Ms. Anzoo further says students at Don Bosco CALM enjoy the rice meals.
Don Bosco CALM was established in 2001 by a Jesuit Priest and Comboni Nun. In 2006, the institution was handed to SDB members.
As SDB entity, CALM is “a member of the Salesian Congregation of the Africa Great Lakes (AGL) Province, which covers the countries of Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi,” according to the information on the organization’s website.
The organization further describes itself as “a network of empowerment and education of children.”
Don Bosco CALM mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and reintegrate “into society street and other vulnerable children through the provision of education, basic needs and socio-cultural activities for a bright future.”
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