John and Christine accepted a lunch invitation from the Elgin Rotary Club and delivered a presentation on the work of Busega Scotland. The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.
The talk concentrated on the Mayega Children’s Centre and the need for a piped water supply. The Rotary Club of Elgin has been involved with many projects in Nepal, where there is poor provision of sanitation and water and has changed the lives of local communities in some of the most remote areas of this country.
Busega Scotland is hopeful that Elgin Rotary will partner with us in the provision of piped water at Mayega.The talk was well received and we await with interest the outcome of the Club’s deliberations.
Many thanks to Elgin Rotary for their interest in Busega Scotland. The photograph shows President-elect for 2017, Andy Jamieson, with Christine and John.
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Thank you for your support.
It seemed like the whole population of Moray descended on the Busega Scotland shop in Lossiemouth over the last two weeks. That was a great relief to our voluntary helpers as they battled with a mountain of donations. How generous people have been.
As for the bottom line ……………… our takings were £2238.95. This compared with last year’s total of just under £1600. We thought that was fantastic but words don’t adequately describe this year’s result!
Many thanks to the eleven supporters who gave up their time to work in the shop. Chris and George Petrie took the week off work and our new friend Sue McNab provided invaluable retail advice. Sue had a career as a visual merchandiser with large department stores.
One of our helpers, Ruth McIntosh, on hearing of the final total threw down the gauntlet, “the takings are fabulous, only one problem how do we top it next year?” No time for complacency in Busega Scotland!
Busega Scotland is forming a very exciting partnership with Lhanbryde Primary School in Moray. The initial connection was made by trustee Jenny Wallen. A number of ideas are developing for links between the school and Mayega Children’s Centre and Mayega Primary School.
John and Christine have been working with P2/3 pupils on ‘human needs’ and with P5’s on ‘housing’. The lessons focussed on the children’s own experiences and compared this with the lives of children in Tanzania. The Moray children’s knowledge, understanding and engagement were remarkable.
The Carneys also addressed the school assembly. A presentation was made on the ‘day in the life of a Mayega child’. The highlight was when Gillian Ross (Head Teacher), Wendy Cumming (P2/3 Teacher), Christine and some of the children donned Tanzanian dress to everyone’s great mirth and excitement.
The school has already collected funds for Busega Scotland through a ‘mile of pennies’ and we look forward to building on the enthusiasm the school has for our work. Busega Scotland is Lhanbryde Primary’s nominated charity for this school year.
The October bulk food shop has taken place and the provisions safely delivered to Mayega. As well as the food staples of rice, beans, sugar and maize, the lorry also delivered soap powder and other essential items. Supplies for the hens were also purchased. The children were glad to see everything arrive and rested in the shade once the goods were offloaded.
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