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Why Teach in South Africa?

Why Teach in South Africa?

Steven Le, 2010 Teach With Africa Fellow, wrote this feature article for South Africa: The Good News about his experience teaching in Cape Town at the LEAP Science & Maths School. The numbers were staggering. Of the 43,953 learners who wrote the National Senior Certificate exams in the Western Cape province in 2008, only 3,801 […]

 
A Mother’s Tribute to Her Daughter’s Dream

A Mother’s Tribute to Her Daughter’s Dream

Mandy Edwards was poised to be great teacher until, at the age of 17, tragedy struck. Mandy’s legacy lives on, with the help of her mother, making it possible for American educators to work on the continent she loved It’s an autumn afternoon in mid-November 2008, the day of a school event at Erskine Academy, […]

 
Notes from the Field: A Night with John Gilmour

Notes from the Field: A Night with John Gilmour

Steve Le, 2010 Teach with Africa fellow, is a teacher and co-director of the Service Learning program at Pacific Ridge School, in Carlsbad, CA. John Gilmour, founder of the LEAP Schools, met with all of the Teach With Africa fellows on Thursday. He opened the discussion by providing the context for intervention work in education, […]

 
Notes from the Field: Science Brought to Life

Notes from the Field: Science Brought to Life

Deb Snyder, 2010 Teach with Africa fellow, has a BS in Global Strategic Management and an MBA from Dominican University of California. After so many days of clear weather, Wednesday dawned gray and foggy. This wasn’t a deterrent to Josh’s science class, though. [Josh Elder, 2010 Teach with Africa fellow, is a teacher at KIPP […]

 
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 […]