January is a busy month at Mayega Children’s Centre.
The children start their new school year and it is time for smart new uniforms. We also keep our library up to date with primary and secondary school texts. Mwalimu Reni travelled into Mwanza to choose and purchase the books. Mr Reni and Patron Emmanuel have worked hard to establish a learning culture at the Centre and have been rewarded with some superb exam results (there are earlier articles about this on the News Page). We ensure the children have the resources to stretch them.
But a man cannot live by books alone (or something like that). The end of January sees the arrival of the bulk food (and other essentials) shop, brought from Mwanza by lorry. It’s more than a trip to Tesco’s and keeps the Centre going for four months, As well as making sure we don’t run out, the presence of supplies in the store is a great reassurance to children who know what hunger is all about.