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Monthly Archive for: ‘August, 2011’

  • 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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  • I ran the London 10k run for Shine

    written by Melissa Pereira It all started on a cold New Year’s Eve when a group of us decided we would take part in the next London 10k run.  We decided to run for Shine because of the great work that the charity has accomplished …

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  • Newsletter Summer 2009

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  • Welcome to the new Shine blog

    written by Vineet Bhatnagar Hi all!  This is the first of many blog posts on the new-look Shine website.  After a feeble attempt to start a blog last year while I was in Zambia, I’m trying again! So to kick off the new blog I’d …

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