Archive for: LEAP students

 
 
Notes from the Field: The New Voices of Africa

Notes from the Field: The New Voices of Africa

Katie Burke, 2010 Teach with Africa fellow, facilitates writing workshops at City College of San Francisco when she’s not teaching in South Africa. I have formed and facilitated a writers society at LEAP. My students’ words can be emotionally hard-hitting and painful to read; these young ones inspire me every day with their relentless truth […]

 
Notes from the Field: Man on a Mission

Notes from the Field: Man on a Mission

Deb Snyder, 2010 Teach with Africa fellow, has a BS in Global Strategic Management and an MBA from Dominican University of California. Andisani Tsengiwe is a man with a mission. Having graduated from the LEAP School two years ago, he is now attending the University of Cape Town and working at LEAP as a student […]

 
Notes from the Field: Beads for Schools

Notes from the Field: Beads for Schools

Beading is a popular form of revenue here in Cape Town. Women can do this from home and make good money. This young student was showing me the strings of beads that she had been working on all week. You should have seen these kids work. First, they sorted all of the beads out by […]

 
Notes from the Field: One Way to Connect

Notes from the Field: One Way to Connect

“I grew up without any role models, and we did not know how to go about doing something like this. The white schools have these organizations, but no township schools do. I watched the adults around me and do not want to repeat the same things. I want to do something else with my life, […]

 
Notes from the Field: Tell Me Your Story

Notes from the Field: Tell Me Your Story

Katie Burke, 2010 Teach with Africa fellow, facilitates writing workshops at City College of San Francisco when she’s not teaching in South Africa. For more updates, follow her blog. Today was exceptional. I am teaching a creative nonfiction writing workshop in Cape Town. I’ve taught it to students as young as six and as old […]