Julieth Godwin, the Busega Scotland apprentice, has just completed a piece of research on employment issues for vulnerable young people leaving orphanages in Mwanza. The research report ‘Findings on the research of different orphanages in Mwanza city on employment problems facing different orphans as they finish their stay in the orphanages’ is Julieth’s first piece of research and written in English rather than Swahili, her first language. The report concludes that support systems are needed for young people, after they leave orphanages, as failures in employment highlight how ill equipped leavers are to live independently. The report will be considered carefully by Busega Scotland’s Moving-on Project, as we seek to learn lessons from our first period of operation. If you would like to comment on Julieth’s research she can be contacted through firstname.lastname@example.org .
Footnote – as well as being our first apprentice Julieth is the proud mother of two wonderful children.
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We are delighted to tell you that after a long struggle Zabron has found work as a waiter. His situation appears secure as he has a one year contract. Zabron and Zawadi , former Mayega orphanage kids, both studied hotel management and were the inspiration for the Moving On Project. Well done Zabron. Zawadi is now happily married and working in her family’s charcoal resale business. We wish them well as they build a future for themselves.
Sarah tries out a tablet computer donated to the Mayega Children’s Centre. Its amazing how quickly children get the hang of things! We are still working on trying to get an internet connection but pre -loaded educational games gave her something to try out. There are no telephone lines in Mayega . Internet is over the mobile phone network . Although we managed to get two different connections both were very slow. It may just have been a bad internet day- we have been having many of those. We will explore this further as educational internet access would help the children .
Sarah enjoyed taking many photographs but most were of her feet! A little more practice needed.
Rev Deuli and the Holy Trinity Parish Church, Mwanza (Charismatic Episcopal Church of Tanzania) joyfully accepted the gift of communion trays from The Mearns Coastal Parish of the Church of Scotland. People said they could not believe that they had such a gift from Christians in Scotland.
Holy Trinity is a very poor congregation. They have no building but meet on the rooftop of an office in Mwanza. Christine and John received their usual warm welcome here and had the pleasure of presenting the surprise gift on behalf of the Scottish Church.