We are delighted that our social media has been taken over by for a while by STEKAskills volunteer and Queen Margaret University student, Edyta Biardzka. Because it's Mother's Day in the UK today, she decided to ask her fellow QMU student, our youngest trustee, Gift Thompson, about his Malawian Mother - Helen Maseko who is also a Trustee of STEKAskills ! STEKA is Gift's home when he's not studying in Scotland.
Edyta: What role does Helen play in your life?
Gift: To begin with, ever since I've lived at STEKA Helen has been my mum. And she is also mum to all my 72 brothers and sisters. It is incredible how loved and secure she makes us all feel. I am very happy that I can always rely on Helen. She is always there for me, whenever I have a problem, I know, that I can talk to her, and she will help me to find a solution.
E: How would you describe Helen?
G: Helen is kind and loving person. She loves all the children at STEKA. She is also a good listener. I really admire her leadership skills, how supportive and positive she is. Helen is the kind of person, that always believes in people and tries to see the best in everyone. She is a role model for all of us, especially girls. This is a powerful woman and she has very good influence on empowering girls at STEKA.
E: What would you like to wish to Helen on this special day?
G: I would like to wish her a very wonderful Mother’s Day. I am so proud of Helen and I am very grateful to have her as my Mother. Despite being far away, she is always in my heart.