Author Archive for: ‘sian’

  • Enrolment at Shine Zambia Reading Academy

    written by Sian Jones This year was the second time that I had been involved in the enrolment process at Shine Zambia Reading Academy, and it was truly a fascinating experience! We have many people coming to Shine from about August every year looking for …

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  • Shine Pupil – Grace Tembo

    Grace Tembo is 10 years old and lives in Kalikiliki with her parents and her five sisters.  She also has two brothers who have both married and left home.  The eight of them live in a small house with only two rooms.  One room is …

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  • Shine Pupil – Emeldah Mwanza

    Emeldah Mwanza is 12 years old and is in the second year of our two year programme at Shine Zambia Reading Academy.  She is currently being taught grade 3 and grade 4 work in Maths, English, Social Development Studies, Chinyanja and Science. Emeldah lives in …

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  • Shine Pupil – Mary Chiwala

    Mary Chiwala is an eleven year old pupil at Shine Zambia Reading Academy.  She lives in one of the compounds surrounding Shine called Mtendere East with her Auntie.  Sadly, her Uncle passed away in 2003 and her Auntie was left to bring up their child …

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  • 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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