Aunty Rhoda collects fresh vegetables from the garden for the lunch time meal. All our students and staff receive a health nutritious meal each day. The produce is grown in the garden by Desmond and the students assist with the work while learning life skills.
MfA has some amazingly loyal and committed trustees. The chairmen of these awesome MfA servants is David Lucas. David recently came to MfA to encourage us and assist with the official opening of our new classroom block. He also took interviews and recordings for an advertising campaign running in UK with Premier Radio (he is interviewing Fred and Bridget in the photos). Thanks so much!
First year practicals in Term 3 are getting challenging- lots to learn and complicated details to remember. Evaristor takes the students to new levels of learning and key building blocks to their mechanic career.
Grade 12 Visit: MfA had the privilege of a school visit organised by Wiphan, for a number of final year students across Ndola. Wiphan helps to equip widows and orphans for a productive life offering hope to the hopeless through the love of Jesus Christ. The students got a chance to see what they could learn if they applied and are successfully secure a place at MfA. Wiphan also bring their vehicles to MfA to get serviced and fixed. Thanks for coming for a tour!
Happy World Teachers' Day! Big thank you to our teaching team at MfA. Well done for all the hard work and investment that you put into our students lives. Your work will continue for many generations as you bring life-changing education to each year group at MfA. Some students made a poster and the Academic Manager gave each lecturer chocolate!
MfA had the pleasure of hosting Tools With A Mission (TWAM) last week. TWAM send donated tools from the UK to Zambia and MfA. MfA uses the tools to teach the students and work in grounds. This time among mechanics kits and jacks, they sent us a sit on lawn mower for the campus grass cutting. Desmond is very pleased, as this will save him so much time in the wet season. Thank so much!
It is the start of term 3! The MfA family welcomed back all the students. Big thank you from Soapbox for the footballs, gloves and shirts that they dropped off over the college holidays! The MfA football team is now looking very professional and ready to take on the other Ndola college teams!
Corporate partners of MfA: In the MfA workshop we have completed a huge amount of work for the Kurger Veolia fleet of vehicles. MfA has worked on 3-4 cars a month over the last two years- keeping the whole fleet on the road to build the water and sewage treatment sites around Ndola. Kurger Veolia are now ramping down their works, however it has been a pleasure to work with them and we thank you for the excellent reference and feedback of the work MfA has completed. The MfA CEO met with Soren Sondergaard (Managing Director) and William Kang'ombe (Transport Coordinator).
Feature Friday: Travelling is Zambia can have its challenges. We had a flat tyre on a very rural and remote road. With still a long journey ahead I wanted to make sure we carried a spare and so at the next small town. We picked up a good second hand tyre which was fitted by hand and worked very well. Amazing what you can do with a crow bar and an old leaf spring!
MfA has completed another successful mechanics high school course before the start of the next term. 7 high school students joined us from Ndola and Mkushi and they have learnt so much. Lots of practical experience and understanding of how vehicle components fit together.