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Glimmers of Hope : Memoir of a VSO in Zambia By Mark Burke
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When Mark decided to leave his London life in 2004 and seek a new direction in Africa, he had no idea of the challenges, triumphs and failures that were awaiting him. Sent to Zambia by Voluntary... More > Service Overseas with a remit to teach maths, HIV/AIDS and Gender Equality education, he ends up in a rural setting trying to cope with culture shock, loneliness and a challenging physical environment. Whilst battling stomach bugs, snakes and unco-operative colleagues, he 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 also his reflections on the problems in Zambia and their possible causes. It also a useful study of the physical and psychological challenges that a volunteer may face in Africa, and a handy anecdotal 'survival guide' for such volunteers.< Less
Glimmers of Hope : A Memoir of Zambia By Mark Burke
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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... More > Zambia with a remit to teach maths, HIV and Gender awareness,he 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 also a useful study of the physical and pyschological challenges that a volunteer may face in Africa.< Less
Glimmers of Hope : Memoir of a Volunteer in Zambia By Mark Burke
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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... More > 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.< Less

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