Baroness Bottomley joins Zoom call to meet new CEO

There was a good turnout at a recent Zoom event meet Gwanire Kalombe, our new chief executive. In addition, part of the purpose of the event was to get up-to-date news on life at Mechanics for Africa. There was reminiscence as well. MfA’s former patron, Baroness Bottomley joined us. Virginia Bottomley was one of MfA’s earliest supporters. At the time of MfA’s founding, she was constituency MP  for Surrey South West where Milford Baptist Church’s Charlie and Sharonne Watt – MfA founders – were based.   During the Zoom meeting she recalled… “I so enjoyed my visit Ndola a few years ago, because – of course – MfA was giving young people the skills they needed. But the teaching also included health and well being and above all, pointing to a a moral compass for students’ lives – living in God’s way, with integrity, honesty, truth, loyalty. To visit Mechanics for Africa in Ndola was an absolute joy and exceeded all my expectations”.