Students graduation

The future hopes of young people are now being realised thanks to our sponsors.

Congratulations to Beston Neva and Joseph Saudi who graduated from DAPP Mikolongwe last month after three years of intensive study. Now they are both in part-time employment.

In 2017 two students Beston and Joseph finished secondary school with grades that could take them to college. Due to the higher costs involved additional funding was required to support them onto this next stage. Thankfully sponsorship was found for them to attend DAPP College and they became our first college students. Sponsors provided training fees, transport, and boarding cost over the full three years. Lynley Marett, who has been overseeing the Shine Relief Bursary for 3-4 years is preparing to increase this level of support given as more students succeed at secondary school, and the need for college fees continues to grow. Her team in New Zealand is fundraising throughout the year to support students additional needs- please contact the NZ office if you would like to help. Anyone can help as we plan ahead to support students. A regular gift will mean that pupils finishing primary and secondary school can make the next important steps. Set up a Standing Order to support Shine Bursary Scheme today!

Needless to say, the more sponsors who step in each year as we stand with students like Joseph and Beston the better! We will be looking for more sponsors as we plan the stage of education for our eight girls. Can you help as we partner with the following schools?

Mulunguzi Secondary School
Blantyre Secondary School
Songani Secondary school
Domasi Demonstration
Chiradzulu Teacher’s Training College  
Faver Academy
Masongola Secondary school
Bunda college
Sakata Community Skills Development Centre  

We are very grateful to Temwa Zidana and Rebecca Fote, both trained teachers who have volunteered at Shine Village teaching our residents and the children in the community who attend the after school club. Both have just completed their teaching course at DAPP Amalika and wanted to help out at Shine Village.

2020 Exam disruption Secondary schools in Malawi closed abruptly closed two weeks before the closing date due to COVID 19. The government ordered that all schools be it primary, secondary, or college should close leaving many students not able to sit for end of second term examinations. It is not known when they will be called back. Currently, we are following the government guidelines as it plans to assist students with schoolwork in their homes. Without electricity or wifi this can only happen through radio stations. Shine will assist students with learning resources to take to their homes. Please do consider supporting our current appeal to help students in need.

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