Archive for: LEAP

 
 
Notes from the Field: A LEAP Forward

Notes from the Field: A LEAP Forward

Mona Ewees, former Teach with Africa fellow and teacher at KIPP Chicago, now works full-time at the LEAP School in Cape Town, South Africa. Someone asked me yesterday how Teach with Africa and the LEAP School have changed my life. My response was, “Uhhh…” It is so hard to describe the transformative journey I have […]

 
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: Teaching and Learning

Notes from the Field: Teaching and Learning

Jamie Brandt, 2010 Teach with Africa fellow, teaches Environmental Science and Physics at the Branson School in California. Teaching with Ross is going very well. We have collaborated and developed new lessons that are hopefully better for the kids, and will be used again here next year. I am bringing some of them back to […]

 

Notes from the Field: Books for Africa

Steve Le, 2010 Teach with Africa fellow, is an English teacher and the co-director of the Service Learning program at Pacific Ridge School, in Carlsbad, CA. LEAP’s Learning Center employs immigrants from all over Africa, offering them a chance to develop their English skills and to train for job interviews. Most of these immigrants were […]

 
In the Company of Changemakers

In the Company of Changemakers

Heather Elgin, 2010 Teach with Africa fellow, works with a class here in Cape Town, South Africa. When not in South Africa, Elgin is an elementary school teacher at the Katherine Delmar Burke School in San Francisco. Early last week I headed to the LEAPSA (graduates of LEAP Schools) leadership camp. This was a powerful […]