Busega Scotland is once again thanking St James’s Place Foundation for a very generous grant, that will support young people in the Moving-on Project. The Foundation had previously supported Moving-on and a further, very welcome £1000 has just been received. John was happy to accept a cheque from Andy Lees, who has a Partner Practice with St James’s Place Wealth Management and is also a Busega Scotland trustee.
In Mwanza, we have six motor mechanics students about to graduate with national vocational qualifications. It is clearly helpful if mechanics have driving licences, so our trustees agreed to use the St James’s Place grant to fund residential driving courses. This will maximise job prospects, and allow a quicker transition of our young people to independence. In order to recognise this ‘crossroads’ in their lives, the mechanics were asked, and have agreed, to pay back modest sums to Busega Scotland and so cover part of their driver training costs. Welcome to the adult world!
The mention of driving brings to mind further excellent news. Earlier in the year, our Family Support Project supervisor, Mr Alphonce Kagezi had a motor cycle accident and sustained a broken leg. We were delighted to receive a photograph of the now recovered ‘King of Igombe’ – a lovely early Christmas present. Busega Scotland has supported Mr Kagezi throughout his recovery.