One Year On: Exam Results from Zimbabwe Welcomed

Lights For Learning has received the Before & After exam results from those schools in which lights were installed in 2011.  We'll post the full report up here shortly but already we can see that one school, Matikwa, has more than doubled their pass rates in just one year after the charity's lights were installed.


Taiwan & Swindon Link Up to Help Four Countries in Africa

Dr Shen with Jeremy Holt of Clark Holt Solictors,
the Mayor of Swindon cllr Nick Martin,
Roger Mugridge, Justin Tomlinson MP
Thanks to an offer from the government of Taiwan to North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson, with assistance from Swindon based charity Lights for Learning and Swindon Link magazine, hundreds of young people and teachers in several African countries will have light to return home after school.

The ambassador of Taiwan Dr Lynshen Shen visited Swindon on 29 July to present 200 hand held solar powered lighting units carrying the flags of Taiwan and the United Kingdom and the words ‘Love from Taiwan’ to Lights for Learning.


Swindon Town FC In The Community - Zambia Preview: Lights for Learning

With the Swindon Town Football in the Community Trust trip to Zambia just around the corner, over the coming weeks they'll be previewing an insight into what the trip entails, whilst giving everyone involved with their Community Trust the chance to see what life is like in Zambia. Four of the team travelling to Zambia spent a day with Lights For Learning who trained the Community Trust staff to install the solar panel lighting. The Charity has also generously donated the solar panel and lighting so that the Community Trust can enable a village school in Zambia to have lighting for the first time. This is an exciting addition to the trip to Zambia and the lighting will make a huge difference to the children's education within this school. Jon Holloway – STFITC Community Trust Development Manager said, “We would like to sincerely thank Lights For Learning for their continued support of our Zambia project and once again this is a prime example of how partnership working can make such a difference to more peoples lives.



COMMUNITY CORNER: Trust prepare for Zambia trip

The countdown has begun to Swindon Town Football in the Community Trust’s fourth visit to Zambia.

This year’s trip to Livingstone will take place in May and has had a fantastic boost with news that the Trust have been successful in securing funding from npower and the Football League Trust to develop and further enhance the existing partnership.

With the generous support of Cricklade-based charity Lights for Learning, the newly-trained staff will install solar panel lighting to a village school in the Zambian bush, enabling them to have village lighting for the first time.

This addition to the trip will mean that the school will be able to stay open during the hours of darkness helping the children to get an education.

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