It has been all change in the school room at Mayega Children’s Centre. We have said goodbye to Saturday teacher Seba and hello to evening teacher Renidius.
Seba had been with us for two years, travelling on a Saturday from Mwanza to help primarily with English. He is about to be transferred to another school, as part of his regular employment. Sadly, he could no longer maintain his Mayega commitment and a farewell ceremony saw Seba given the honour of raising our new Tanzanian flag. The children were sad to see him go as his work has done much to start up a learning culture at Mayega.
Christine consulted about Seba’s replacement with Mayega Primary School head teacher, Ernesto Damiano. They devised a very imaginative plan. The new teacher would work mornings at the primary school and in the evenings at the Centre. This will more than double the time available to our children for extra help and tuition. Busega Scotland is paying the teacher’s salary and the school provides accommodation.
There were 20 applicants for the new teaching post. Renidius was appointed and has already started. He has a B.Ed. degree, specialising in Maths and Computer Science. He also has very good English and so brings with him the core skills that our children need. We wish him well in his new job and look forward to furthering improvements in the children’s attainment.