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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 places for their children.  We

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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 at Zambian grade 4 level

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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 for the teachers regarding the

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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 climate, we went straight to

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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 and my fourth trip to

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Third time lucky

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 as a secondary maths teacher

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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 like to write a few

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