In an article on 21 December we announced that the Mayega Water Project had been awarded a grant of over five thousand pounds from the Rotary Club of Elgin and Rotary District 1010. This is to allow construction of a kitchen at the Children’s Centre and increase the number of standpipes in the village. The water group members have been hard at it buying materials for construction to start. There must be a ‘shout out’ to group co-ordinator Ernesto Damiano (also Headteacher of Mayega Primary School), District Water Engineer Yamlinga Mohamed and Engineers Tumbo, Senzota and Gagala for their outstanding commitment to the project and to the community. The bricks for the kitchen are being made at the Centre and construction is due to start in about one week’s time. Arnold Barrow will act as the on site ‘client representative’ for Rotary and Busega Scotland. He will provide progress reports on the kitchen and installation of the standpipes. This bit needs to be progressed quickly, as digging trenches (by hand) for the water pipes will get progressively more difficult during the dry season.