Mirui is a ward made up of four villages near Liwale town in a remote part of Lindi region. No vocational training was available to young people after leaving school so one of the ward councillors decided to seek funding to establish a new vocational training centre. Our local representative spent two days meeting young people, their parents and village leaders before recommending that we support the project. As we go to print the classrooms are being built. Soon the first boys and girls will begin training courses in carpentry, masonry, electrics and sewing. The grant was funded substantially by funds received in memory of the late Mary Read.