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Yearly Archive for: ‘2011’

  • Coppice Primary School in Derbyshire are supporting Shine!

    taken from the Coppice Primary School website After a recent visit from Sian Jones, a volunteer teacher who has worked in Africa offering literacy support, the children and staff of Coppice have chosen to support and develop links with a project known as Shine. The …

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  • Interview with a Shine graduate

    written by Sian Jones During our first week back at Shine Zambia Reading Academy one of our graduates from last year paid us a visit. In order to graduate from Shine Zambia Reading Academy pupils must be able to read and write and pass exams …

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  • A week volunteering at Shine Zambia Reading Academy

    written by Karen Earthrowl I have always felt strongly about helping worthwhile causes and those in need, so when the opportunity came around for me to volunteer at Shine Zambia Reading Academy I jumped at the chance.  I travelled to Zambia in November 2010 to …

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  • Reflections on my first week back in Zambia

    written by Vineet Bhatnagar After a crazy final few days in London tying up loose ends, I finally arrived back in Zambia last Monday after 8 months away.  While sitting on the plane I really didn’t know what to expect… the last time I returned …

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  • My first frustration

    written by Sian Jones Zambia is an amazing country, but unless you are living in your own bubble (as we often are at Shine Zambia Reading Academy) you WILL get frustrated! On Thursday I needed to print out several documents I had been working on …

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  • My first week back in Zambia

    written by Sian Jones We landed in Lusaka on Monday at 6.30am and by 9am I was settled into my accommodation (a miracle in itself!).  However, instead of resting after a long night flight and getting settled back into a very different country, culture and …

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  • How I organised a charity football tournament for Shine

    written by Roger Jarman It seems just a few months ago that I was sitting in a bar with my wife, Kay, and a couple of other parents from our son’s local football team talking about how good it would be to run a charity …

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  • Going back to Zambia

    written by Sian Jones Going to Zambia has always been an adventure for me, a new unknown chapter. Each time, I have boarded the plane heading to a new area of Zambia with new people and new challenges. This time, my fifth trip to Africa …

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  • Third time lucky

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    written by Sian Jones As I prepare to return to Zambia to volunteer at Shine Zambia Reading Academy for 6 months as a trustee of Shine, I thought I would briefly share with you the journey that has brought me here. After completing my training …

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  • Raising money for Shine through a charity ball

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    written by Daisy Dowler My name is Daisy Dowler and I am a mother of three daughters living in Cambridge.  I first came across the charity Shine when a friend’s husband, Andy Clague, completed a team cycle ride from Lands End to John O’Groats in …

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