Each Christmas, the Mayega children travel the 10 miles or so to the market town of Lamadi to shop for some special clothes. Shopping at this time of the year can be as time consuming in Busega as it is here. There is no Tanzanian online so it is the traditional foot slog to find what you like and what fits. It is so important that the purchases are made by the children themselves, with the guidance of staff. Having money in your hand to budget and spend is a life skill for all children but particularly at Mayega, when this is not part of day to day experience. As well as shopping for ‘best clothes’, a trip had previously been made for play clothes and soon it will be off to Lamadi again for ‘back to school’ uniforms etc.. The school year starts in January. The children enjoy their trips to town as major social events and they love to dress up.