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Summer Highlights | Fellows share their stories from South Africa

Summer Highlights | Fellows share their stories from South Africa

Molweni from South Africa! As we pass the halfway point for our Fellows in South Africa, Maren Anderson spoke with two of our Fellows to learn more about their experiences. Upon their return to their schools at home, our Fellows will continue to work with the teachers they partnered with in their Leap placements to […]

 
Updates from our Global Teachers Institute Program & Welcoming the 2018 Fellows!

Updates from our Global Teachers Institute Program & Welcoming the 2018 Fellows!

In March, 8 teachers from various regions of South Africa traveled to the San Francisco to be placed in Bay Area schools. Through an exchange of teaching and learning, teaching peers can share best practices, form mentoring relationships, connect culturally, and collaborate on strategies to bring about equality in education in both countries. We are delighted to introduce […]

 
3rd annual GTI Axis Summit a true success!

3rd annual GTI Axis Summit a true success!

Teachers from Chicago, IL, Detroit, MI, Palm Beach, FL, and from San Francisco, CA traveled from the United States to South Africa at the end of July to lead workshops and participate in inspirational educational discussions. Each of them then traveled to various schools within the LEAP school system, to work with teachers on professional […]

 
Zonke Mpotulo honored as one of the 200 South African’s under 35!

Zonke Mpotulo honored as one of the 200 South African’s under 35!

From growing up in a severely under-served community to becoming one of LEAP’s first educators in TWA’s first Educator Exchange program in 2010, Zonke Mpotulo has come full circle. As a graduate of LEAP, independent-run schools in South Africa that offer children an opportunity to have equal access to education for free, Zonke had ambitions […]

 
LEAP student excels through leadership in her community

LEAP student excels through leadership in her community

“A Grade 12 Dieplsoot pupil, Morongwa Ramasobane, is all that a youth should be, she is positive minded, helpful and hard working. This was revealed by Aveng Community Investment Trust, a socio-economic development organisation that supports youths with educational resources and character building. ‘This month, as we commemorate Youth Day and pay tribute to the 1976 […]