PIC: Pupils with their teacher carrying items they donated to the Mapeera Bakateyamba's home. (Credit: Juliet Lukwago)
KAMPALA - As the Bible says: "I was naked and you gave me clothing, sick you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.
The Pupils of St. Francis Primary School Ntinda followed suit when they visited the needy and elderly at Mapeera Bakateyamba's home in Kampala on Tuesday.
A Holy Mass was led by Fr Robert Ssemwogerere, a curate of Ntinda Parish. Pupils participated in the choir.
The items donated include clothes, sugar, rice, maize flour, cooking oil and sanitary pads.
Fr Ssemwogerere said Jesus always encouraged his creation to forgive one another as He gave up his life for their sins.
The home administrator, Sister Lawrence Nakiwu, thanked the pupils and management for their kind heart for the Bakateyamba's home.
She also thanked the parents and teachers for the good heart of teaching children giving their time and items to needy people in the home.
Nakiwu said the idea of developing it into a home for children and elderly was conceived by Emmanuel Cardinal Nsubuga after his residence at Rubaga was crammed with people seeking food, clothing and shelter.
It was in 1978 that Nsubuga decided to turn the place into a home for the needy (Bakateyamba). He constructed a hostel with a capacity of 300 people. This home began with 10 people with disabilities. Soon, it was overwhelmed with over 100 refugees from the 1979 war.
The school director, Grace Lukwago, thanked the Mapeera Bakateyamba's management for allowing them to visit home.
"We are interested in the quality of people's retirement. Also, we appreciate the work provided by Mapeera Bakateyamba's home," Lukwago said.
The pupils of St. Francis Primary School Ntinda will visit Nsambya Babies Home.