Dry season nearly over and rainy season is around the corner, however with no rain since April/May the ground is very very dry. Some of the trees struggle in the dry season and our beloved swing tree at MfA has come down. Fortunately it did not fall on anyone, but its not stopped the monkey fountain kids having fun and climbing all over it.
Team MfA heads off to Kaniki Bible College to take on another college in a college football match. Lots of fun and great for team building. Fortunately the first aid box was not required, however there was a few hobbling students arrived late the next day! 3-2 to Kaniki was the final score.
Gift has been promoted to Mechanic. He has worked incredibility hard and continues to produce excellent results on the vehicles in his care. Thank you for all you do in the MfA workshop and mentoring of students in the practicals. Well done for the promotion.
We have had the selection days this week at MfA. First day of tests and second day of individual interviews with the remaining applicants. So many great candidates from all over Zambia. This year because of the investment in more classrooms from MfA supporters and the Beit Trust, we have increased our student numbers to two classes! Thank you so much for your support- many keen young men and women that need of this transforming course have a chance to study at MfA. We look forward to January when the new students arrive for the 2 year diploma. Please get in touch if you want to help sponsor one of these students.
Our Dean of Students, Pastor Rodwell was married on Saturday and the reception was at Mechanics for Africa. Such a joyful celebration outside in the campus grounds. Madison and Peter drove the wedding party to the venue and Auntie Rhoda organised the food. A team of MfA students volunteered all day and helped with sound, set up, food and tidy up. Great day and great team effort. Congratulations and many blessings to the happy couple!
Sometimes we have to travel far and wide to support our customers. The MfA workshop collected this vehicle from a remote farm in the bush and brought it back to the workshop. long drive but also a 20km down some very rough roads and would not be passable in the rainy season.
Chris has been volunteering at MfA for a short time and assisting with workshop stock systems and the asset registers for the campus. He also helped fix the access road to MfA. Its been great to have him volunteering and hope he enjoys being back in the UK. Thanks for the help.
This week was the 54th anniversary of Zambia's independence- a public holiday and a chance to celebrate our beautiful country and it's people. Happy independence day!
During last week MfA had the National day of prayer and fasting in Zambia. A great chance to celebrate, sing and pray. The college and workshop closes for the public holiday and everyone heads to their churches and to the football stadium to pray. Good chance to sing the chorus from the national anthem of Zambia:
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.