Word has spread across Otres and the surrounding areas and we have been inundated with families wanting to enrol their children at Shine! We are used to seeing 20 children on the first day of school but we enrolled 80 children and have another 40 waiting. This is both amazing and completely chaotic!


We have borrowed classrooms, temporarily, from the state school and the grades have had to join together until we can find the staff and the funds. Some came who were far too young, right up to age 16. However, we have a plan in place and we will ensure that every child that comes to Shine is able to learn.


We desperately need another teacher, we also desperately need transport to get the children here safely from neighbouring villages. We will also add ‘creche’ facilities to our list eventually.

What an amazing day for Shine and the families of Otres.