The children at Mayega New Peace Dropping Centre were delighted to receive a gift of a DVD player. This runs on solar power as there is no mains electricity at the village of Mayega. The hope is that exposure to films and other programmes in English, will encourage the children to speak in English.
BUSEGA SCOTLAND APPOINTS ITS TANZANIAN PROJECT LEADER
Busega Scotland is delighted to announce the appointment of its first Project Leader in Mwanza. Rev Gadlord Deuli has been assisting with Busega Scotland projects on a more informal basis over the last 15 months and his help has proved to be essential in progressing work on the ground. Rev Deuli is a pastor in the Charismatic Episcopal Church of Tanzania and has established his own non-governmental organisation (NGO) called HEPOAA-TZ. His local knowledge, accountancy background, NGO and Busega Scotland experience are vital in developing our projects further. Karibu Rev Deuli!!
FAMILY SUPPORT PROJECT GOING FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH
The Family Support Project in Igombe has moved into the second and third phases of operation under the guidance of its local steering group. Twenty two women have received business start-up grants so far, with the capacity for at least another twelve. A self-help group for the women recipients has also been started. The group will concentrate on a Vicoba (Credit Union), establishing a co-operative business (probably producing and selling fortified flour) and a health promotion course, delivered by local medical students. In addition, the FSP families are now covered for a year by a health insurance scheme, negotiated by Busega Scotland with Karume Hospital in Igombe. Free health care will be provided, with the option for families to continue their cover, if the scheme is successful.