Judy, Christine, Rev Deuli and John had the pleasure of attending the graduation ceremony of the Nyakato Vocational Training Centre in Mwanza. Busega Scotland has two students placed there but Monica and Mazebuka don’t graduate until next year. The ceremony was in stark contrast to graduations back in Scotland, with singing, dancing and even a fashion show. The event was long but thoroughly enjoyable. Fifty six students graduated in a variety of technical courses, with electrical installation the most popular. The keynote speaker was an engineer from a local company, who encouraged the graduates to apply for jobs with his firm. Another speaker urged the young people not to waste their qualifications by becoming conductors on dala dalas (public minibuses). After a superb end of graduation meal, the principal said our presence had ‘raised the status of the event’. High praise indeed! We have pencilled in next year’s ceremony, as Busega Scotland act as Monica and Mazebuka’s ‘parents’. How proud we will be!