Shine is an international educational charity that was registered with the Charity Commission of England & Wales in February 2007. Shine works exclusively in Africa. Its governing body is the Board of Trustees, currently consisting of three UK-based individuals. Shine’s governing document is its constitution, which was adopted in May 2006 by the Board of Trustees prior to registration with the Charity Commission. Shine is a non-governmental, non-political and non-religious organisation.
Although Shine is based in England, it works exclusively in Africa. Currently, its work is being implemented specifically in Zambia through its subsidiary, Shine Zambia – a registered NGO in Zambia. Shine and Shine Zambia essentially share the same constitution, and the three current Trustees are also Trustees of Shine Zambia.
Shine has no UK staff. Its work is carried out by the Trustees and by volunteers, therefore administration costs are kept to a minimum. Funds raised by Shine in the UK are sent to Shine Zambia for use in its projects to tackle illiteracy.