We had a rainbow over the MfA campus before the sun was up. The light was unbelievable and breathtaking. Never seen a rainbow that early before but it speaks of incredible promises! Declaring amazing promises over MfA today!
Uncle Fred has a few spectators watching him survey and undertake a feasibility study for a possible MfA future project. Fun days at MfA!
The MfA CEO and Workshop Manager both have been attending the Ndola Chamber of Commerce business meetings each month which have been a great forum to learn about current tax and employment legislation updates, networking and business support programs for the MfA workshop. We seem to be the only charity/NGO member, however with a social enterprise workshop supporting the college, the meetings are a great help to us. A number of members are bringing their cars and fleets to get fixed at MfA.
Different styles of learning and sometimes the best style is under a vehicle! With legs coming out in all directions the students are learning a whole lot from our great team of mechanics that inspire, model and teach how to be a great mechanic. Well done the MfA team!
MfA is just stunning at certain points at the year with the flame trees and Frangipani. The colours give MfA campus a lovely look and mean it continues to be a great place to live and work. Wow.
Massive thank you to one of our customers- Patrick Coleman who has very kindly donated a old lawn mower to the MfA College students for practice on. So important to have a range of engines to practice on and not just cars. Many thanks.
Occasionally we have to remove the wildlife out of the MfA buildings. Desmond and Fred are smoking out a hive of bees that have lodges in a roof. A new hive has been set up for them in the campus to encourage them out of this location and hope they will relocate there when we close up the holes.
During the year the MfA College has a number of student projects to help grow the skills of the students but also to help with what the workshop needs. This year we are making the biggest spanner we can to help with promotion and advertising of Mechanics for Africa. Something that is eye catching and turns heads as one of the MfA vehicles heads into Ndola to look for parts. Well done, it looks amazing!
The postal service is Zambia can be a bit slow but whatever you send normally gets there in the end. One of our UK sponsors sent Fred, our recent graduate, a gift through the post and he popped in to collect it. Thanks so much for thinking of him and sending a lovely message too.
The Beit funded hall roof was in need of repair and waterproofing- a job for dry season, however we had a freak rain shower during the work! No damage done and we are all very happy with the MfA green roof. Thanks for the hard work!