Busega Scotland is committed to improving life at Mayega Children’s Centre. This happens in many different ways but listening to the children and experts is an important part.
We had advice from Busega District Council, and have consulted with the children and staff, to improve the diet and menu. Conclusions were shared at a Centre Meeting, with Tangu, one of our older girls, providing the information and explanation. The major change is that porridge at breakfast will be improved by introducing milk and the use of fortified flour (with a higher protein content).
We are expecting mains electricity to be connected up to the Centre any day. All fees have been paid and our wiring certified. The need for fire extinguishers will now be greater and we had a visit from the fire department. Following their recommendations, three extinguishers were bought and training provided to staff and children.
The children visited the local town of Lamadi to buy kangas or kitenges for the girls and shorts for the boys. This was followed up with Christmas lunch, having bottles of soda as a treat. Our teacher, Reni, said the Christmas party was ‘amazing’! How we wished we could have been there.