Mechanics for Africa's 15th Graduation with our founders Charlie and Sharonne Watt as the guests of honour. So exciting to celebrate how far MfA has come and how God has blessed the college and workshop bringing their vision to life. Thank you to all our guests for making the day so special.
The Mechanics for Africa Family gives a huge congratulations to our college graduates today! What a brilliant celebration and such a special day, with so many family and friends present at the ceremony. Well done and God bless with your next steps, to a rewarding and successful career.
MfA has a new member of the the Staff team! Mwansa Pikiti is our Accountant. We are very excited about the skills she brings to MfA and helping to bring growth and development of the workshop and college. She is working closely with the Academic Manager and Workshop Logistics Officer to help to hand over, know the system and get to know the MfA processes.
Big thank you to Tools With A Mission (TWAM)! MfA gratefully received a shipment of tools and equipment from TWAM this month which is perfect for the college and campus maintenance that we need to carry out over this next year. Uncle Fred is delighted!
It is result day for the MfA students which completed the course at the end of 2018. The past students drip feed in during the day to find out the results of the 4 exams and the practical assessment. With a lot of the previous students already working at workshops some have even called to find out the results. We look forward to Graduation in 2 weeks!
Today is international women's day and we celebrate all the wonderful women that have been at MfA over the years. Many thanks for your hard work, joy and the skills you have contributed to MfA. The college and workshop would not be the same without you. Have a great public holiday!
The MfA College Pastor (Rodwell) is taking on an extra day per week to assist with the growing number of students. The Pastor is the dean of students, leads spiritual guidance and runs assembles. So good to have him to support the students more during the week, be a role model and a listen ear. Many thanks to the Evangelical Trust one of our supporting partners in the UK who provided a grant for this work..
With the first year group spilt into two classes, class sizes have been reduced leading better one to one in the lessons. Evaistor is taking one of the first classes and briefing them before heading to the practicals workshop.
All the students at MfA now seem to turn up 30 mins early at 7:30am and have organised thier own devotions each morning. Sitting at my desk looking out through the window at the whole student body singing and praising is the best start to the day you can have! Awesome!
The new first years have been getting into the swing of the practicals workshop, learning key tools and engine parts with the lecturers. With two classes (48 students) in the first year the college does have a louder buzz each day.