Christine and John have enjoyed their first full day visit to Mayega Children’s Centre on their current trip to Tanzania. It was a joy for us to be back among friends and to see the children looking so well and happy. It is hard not always to reflect back on how the situation was in 2014, on our first visit. The children were lethargic, hungry and poorly cared for, if at all. This was not the fault of the staff but the organisation with responsibility for Centre was moribund.
Now we have bright, energetic children who are full of life. This has been teamwork – Centre staff, volunteers, trustees, donors and supporters.
The news about Susie who used to called Shida, is very good indeed. She has been enrolled in Mayega Primary School and sits right at the front of the class. After Standard 1 she is likely to move to Standard 3, as she is a bright girl and eager to learn. We also took along a ball with bells inside it so she can play games with the other children. Her hand eye co-ordination is good and catching the ball is no problem when she knows it is coming to her.
The education at the Centre is being supported by Mwalimu (teacher)Mr Renidius, who we share with Mayega Primary School. This initiative will be supported by the efforts of the Busega Scotland’s team in the Edinburgh Kiltwalk on 15th September.