Mayega Children’s Centre was in lockdown until Tanzanian schools went back at the end of last month. But no school didn’t mean no education. We employ two teachers on the Centre staff and they ensured that teaching and study took place. In some ways this was a bonus, as there could be concentration on the children’s weaker subjects. The test results we get weekly suggest significant progress is being made. Of course, hard work deserves its reward and so the children had a ‘soda and biscuits’ party to celebrate what they had achieved, and some form of normality resuming.
When our Mayega children finish school they are picked-up by our Moving-on project and enrolled in vocational education. After college, we keep in touch by our Assistant Project Leader Julieth Godwin ringing around weekly. It is to let everyone know we are here, through rain and shine. Busega Scotland is a big family. Julieth had the pleasure of meeting up with Enosi, when he was in Mwanza with his lorry. He is a driver and qualified mechanic and his work base is some 600 miles away, so he is an infrequent visitor. He left Mayega about 5 years ago and his making his own way in the world.