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    Posted March 13th, 2014, 10:54 am

    My name is Gemma Stewart and I am a teacher from NZ and currently helping at the Give Hope supported school in Zambia. Two days a week I travel out to the school, about a 20 minutes drive from where we live and most of which is on a dirt road, to a remote village of Kamafwessa where the school is situated. My time is spent in the classrooms and also working with small groups of children who require extra assistance in their reading. The lessons I prepare and teach in the classrooms are not only to benefit the children but also the teachers. I have found regularly coming in the classrooms and working alongside the teachers a great way for them to see and learn new and different ways of teaching. Throughout the year, I have also been working with two groups of children, in Grade 4 and 5, with their reading. These children knew very few letters in the alphabet and could read hardly any words in English when I first met them. They are now capably and confidently reading books in English! What a joy and delight this is not only for the children but also for me. For those of you who support the work being done at the school, I say ‘Thank you!’. It is making a real difference in their lives. Gemma Stewart

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