Busega Scotland is based in Moray. We manage and finance work with children, young people and families in the north of Tanzania. Our work is done on a voluntary basis, supporting Tanzanian paid staff and five very active community-based projects.
Mayega Children’s Centre – is a children’s home for up to twenty-four destitute children and young people. The Centre provides safety, and builds hope and confidence, with a strong emphasis on education. The Centre now has a teacher, piped water, electricity, a vegetable garden, egg project, kitchen, school room and dining room.
Moving-on – provides vocational training, practical, social and emotional support for young people leaving the Children’s Centre, to ensure a positive transition to adulthood. National qualifications have been achieved by our leavers in motor mechanics, secretarial studies, primary teaching, electrical installation and tailoring and design.
Family Support – seed corn funding allows women’s groups to establish vicobas (village community banks) and grow capital for their small businesses. Over one hundred and twenty very vulnerable families have been helped. Three new groups are being established, bringing the total to seven so far.
Mayega Water Project – working with the village, Busega District Council, Elgin and Igoma Rotary Clubs, piped water and distribution points (DPs) have been constructed, in a community of two and a half thousand people. The next phase will increase the number of DPs, construct school toilets and pilot a toilet design that can be used by families.
Mayega Primary School – professional support, working alongside Tanzanian teachers, in establishing a library, a new teaching post, sports equipment, inducting an English language reading scheme and other teaching methods. This is in partnership with Lhanbryde Primary School in Moray.
Our website is at https://busegascotland.co.uk/
We hope you can support John this summer. The generosity of our supporters has allowed us to do so much and there is so much more to do.