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  • 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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  • Spotlight on a star pupil – Frazier Chifunda

    In July 2012, Shine Zambia Reading Academy held its third ever Spelling Competition.  This time we had a separate competition for the Year 1 pupils and the Year 2 pupils.  The Year 1 competition was very tough – all of the pupils had learned 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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