After on-going consultations throughout 2014 with the Shine organisation in Cape Town and members of the OED, the Enlighten Shine Chapter was launched at the beginning of 2015 at the Lukhanyo Primary School in Zwelihle with 15 volunteers and 26 learners.
In February this year 172 Grade 2 learners were assessed. As a result of these assessments, twelve volunteers will be working with 24 learners.
Kelly Harding, one of Shine’s trainers in Cape Town, visited us in Hermanus on 6 May to do a training session for ten permanent volunteers as well as 3 backup volunteers. Kelly was quite an inspiration and all the volunteers benefited greatly from her new ideas. It was also good for everyone to be reminded of the Shine principles, which they have and will be using in their ongoing work.
Lukhanyo principal Mr Tshabalala also visited the project during the month to report on how impressed he was with the work everyone was doing, and the growth he can see in the learners.
All in all, everything is running smoothly in the Shine classroom at Lukhanyo and we look forward to the future of the project!