Announcing the 2009 Teach with Africa Fellows


We are delighted to announce the Teach with Africa Fellows and Faculty-in-Residence for our July/August 2009 program in South Africa.

Thanks to the tremendous support of our donors and volunteers at our February fundraiser, we raised more than $100,000 and are sending 20 educators this July and August to the three LEAP School campuses ¿ two in Cape Town and the newly opened school in Johannesburg. This reflects not only an increase in the size of our team (from 12 educators in 2008) but also an expansion to the third LEAP School, in keeping with our strategic plan to increase our support of the LEAP School across their network. 

Our Fellows this year continue in the tradition of excellence begun last year with our stellar founding team. The 2009 team includes educators from around the U.S. and from the fields of math, science and English education; computer science; psychology; school counseling; social entrepreneurship and community sustainability; social justice; and political science. All of the Fellows will be supporting the LEAP Schools¿ efforts across academics, social/emotional development, and community service/social responsibility projects.

We also welcome the first two Electronic Arts/Randy Pausch Fellows, in honor of the late Dr. Randy Pausch of Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Pausch was a deeply respected computer science professor, mentor, humanitarian and author of ¿The Last Lecture,¿ whose legacy was to inspire others to follow their dreams.

View the bios and photos of the Fellows.

This impressive group of educators is joining us in our mission to break down the economic and social barriers to education in Africa, while at the same time bringing back best practices that will inform and transform their own educational practice in the U.S. ¿ bringing all of our children closer to the educational equality that they deserve.

If you would like more information or to donate to this year¿s program, please visit

Amy Schoew
Executive Director
Teach with Africa

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