We have received great news from our project leader in Tanzania, Rev. Gadlord Deuli, that our students at Kalwande College have passed their national VETA first year exams in motor mechanics. The Vocational Education and Training Authority is a government body that regulates vocational training in Tanzania, by approving courses and providing national examinations.
Our five second year students have just finished their three month block placements in garages around Mwanza and the indications are that they have done well. Great credit should go to the students, who in less than two years have left the rural life at Mayega, moved to a residential college and then on to placements in the city. This is no mean feat and the support provided by Rev Deuli is invaluable. Many congratulations to everyone, as the ‘Kalwande boys’ take strides towards a secure future for themselves and in the industrial development of their country.
Busega Scotland has eight Mayega leavers in college this year, that is putting considerable strain on our finances. We would be delighted to hear from any supporters who may be able to provide full or part-time sponsorship and so further encourage our students in their studies.