Glimmers of Hope : Memoir of a Volunteer in Zambia

Glimmers of Hope : Memoir of a Volunteer in Zambia

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The true story of a London schoolteacher, who, tired of the rat race and brooding over a failed relationship, uproots and volunteers to teach in rural Africa for two years. Sent to the Republic of Zambia with a remit to teach maths, HIV and Gender awareness, he finds eager pupils struggling in a tough environment. In between battling snakes, stomach bugs and death-defying bus journeys , Mark finds both hope in unusual places, and corruption where he least expects. This memoir is both a recollection of his more vivid memories of eastern province, and his reflections on problems in Zambia and their possible causes. It is also a useful study of the physical and psychological challenges that a volunteer may face in Africa.... managed, with substantial sums saved ; the last Head had not received clear guidelines from the government on how exactly money was allowed to be spent. ... Since Brother Michael had become Head, the school also now failed to produce yearly financial reports to parents. ... There was usually a general worker occupied with soaping down and polishing what was an average Toyota, but obviouslyanbsp;...

Title:Glimmers of Hope : Memoir of a Volunteer in Zambia
Author:Mark Burke
Publisher:mark burke - 2010-05-01


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