We are thrilled to catch up with two teachers for our Spring spotlight who were a part of the Teach With Africa exchange. They are doing great things, and we are excited to share what they are up to. Meet Phumudzo Muravha.
My name is Phumudzo Muravha, and I am an alumnus of the Teach With Africa U.S.A educator exchange program. I was offered this opportunity (of helping young people unleash their full potential) by the Future Leaders program through the Global Teachers Institution, Teach With Africa, and LEAP Maths and Science School.
The experience challenged me to step out of my comfort zone and become part of a new narrative of education. After the exchange program, I stopped asking what was in it for me. I started asking myself how can I contribute to the transformations of the currently a Physics and Chemistry educator at ACUDEO College Crystal park, a school located in a town called Benoni in the East of Johannesburg, South Africa.
I see every day as a chance to make a difference in someone’s life, not just in the curriculum but wholeheartedly. In 2016 I presented at the EdTech Summit Africa with Karen Page and the Team in Cape Town, Gauteng, and Pretoria.
Last year, I was coordinating a watered-down version of maths olympiad whereby we (as a school) invited local schools to come and participate for free in our school. It was a big success and the overall winner won a bursary to study in our school.
I am currently assisting Mr. Giba Mahlangu with the JSE School Challenge, where we give learners financial literacy through investing in the stock exchange. I was crowned April teacher of the month by zibuza.net, a professional learning community targeted at helping teachers with learning and teaching materials.