Lunch time at MfA means nshima! With the growth of student numbers it means a larger pot of nshima (maize flour porridge) and much harder work mixing. Auntie Rhoda has the very capable (and strong!) Given and Samson who help mix the pot. Brings back memories of porridge making in Scotland and making sure there was no lumps!
Last week was the start of the MfA college year and we welcomed our 38 students returning for their second year and 48 new students into first year. There was great excitement, singing and celebrations at starting term 1 of 2019!
From MfA second year student to Junior Mechanic! MfA workshop is proud to present our newest member of the MfA team- Victor Kunda! He has just finished at MfA college and is now working in the MfA workshop- inspiring and training our students. He has been kitted out with a tool box and tools donated from our partners in the UK- Tools With A Mission (TWAM). Please do add your welcoming comments, prayers, blessings or welcoming 'emojis' below to welcome Victor to MfA.
Before the end of last year, MfA held a special leaving party for our uncle and father- Fanwell. To say a big thank you for his hard work over the many years at MfA. We had many past and present students from all over Zambia come to say goodbye and thank you. Speeches from the staff and trustees, it was a special event and privilege to present. Well done Fanwell and the MfA family wishes you well in your new adventure.
Here are the new second years with the academic staff team. Well done for completing year one at MfA and declaring joy in the second year of the Diploma. Work hard, keep focused and learn whatever you can from your teachers. The Joy of the Lord is your strength!
Last month MFA held a very successful women only one day mechanics course. Feedback was excellent and big thank you to Masiku, Bridget and Bertha for teaching the course. Everyone left more confident in how to look after vehicles and what to do in an emergency.
These are the current second years that have just completed 2 years at MfA with the staff academic team. Well done for completing two years at MfA and keep in touch. Have a great year and declaring favour for you in job hunting. Blessings!
For the practical work in the workshop the students work in small teams and are assigned tasks inline to what they haven't yet covered in their practicals log book. Great opportunity to develop team work skills and working with other people.
Christmas greetings from the students, staff and trustees of Mechanics for Africa. Thank you for your interest and support in 2018. We send you all our good wishes for the year ahead.
MfA is so proud of our second year students, they are complete now and have worked so hard. The Insaka has been used so much for revision, reading and additional learning. The MfA family says well done and we hope you have a great time with friends and family knowing that you have worked so hard. Happy Christmas and many blessing for the future.