My name is Zonke

 

I would firstly like to introduce myself. My name is Zonke. I’m a grade 12 student at LEAP who is intending on studying teaching next year. Today Mr. Gilmour introduced me to your project and I had the chance to look at your website. I must say that it has made me excited about my choice of career and has really made me realise how much change I will be contributing to my country education wise.

At first I didn’t want to be a teacher as I thought it was not the kind of job for me due to the strikes that were happening and the kind of teachers that are in the townships. It was a process of looking at myself and looking at what I really want to achieve in terms of personal achievements and careers. I realised that the problem with South African education, can change through me taking a step. I would have an impact in changing the methodology of teaching and improve the marks of black students especially in the township schools. As I will be starting my first year of teaching next year, I will also coach the debating society that I was in here at LEAP. In the future I would like to open my own school where I will specialise in debating and public speaking for students in the townships.

I would really like to get more involved in your project and keep the connection going between us please reply so as to keep the connection going.

zonke mpotulo (grade 12 student)

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