Graduations in Tanzania are such joyous occasions. There are the obligatory speeches, and these include student representatives publicly thanking teachers for their help and support. The graduates sing and dance to entertain the crowd and then comes the celebratory meal, enjoyed by all.
Ex Mayega students have graduated recently at Kalwande (Leukondia – Diploma in Motor Vehicle Mechanics) and Nyakato (Happiness – Certificate in Tailoring and Design and Tabu and Magreth – Certificates in Domestic Electrical Installation). Busega Scotland staff attended both ceremonies, as they really are ‘family’ to the young people.
At Nyakato, the audience was asked to say something in support of the college and students. When nobody came forward, our Julieth stepped into the breach. Impromptu public speaking is no problem for our Assistant Project Leader.