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We have knowledge, we must share it

From Bushbuckridge, one of the worst performing educational districts in South Africa, emerges an inspirational, individual success story that deserves further scrutiny so that it can be held up as an example to others.

 
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: Women's Day in South Africa

Notes from the Field: Women's Day in South Africa

Deb Snyder, 2010 Teach with Africa fellow, has a BS in Global Strategic Management and an MBA from Dominican University of California. August 9th is a holiday here in South Africa. The story goes that in 1954, 20,000 women marched to Pretoria with a petition that they wanted to become law.  From that day, Women’s […]

 
Notes from the Field: Home Away from Home

Notes from the Field: Home Away from Home

John Santos, 2010 Teach with Africa fellow, teaches Biology at High Tech High International in San Diego, CA. Let me mention the incredible experience that was/is my home-stay. I was placed with Mapulang [the principal at the LEAP School in Johannesburg]. In the beginning, I was hesitant to leave the flat that we’ve called home […]

 
Notes from the Field: Life in Langa

Notes from the Field: Life in Langa

Josh Elder, 2010 Teach with Africa fellow, is a 7th and 8th grade teacher of Life Sciences at KIPP Philadelphia Charter School. Photo by Greg Lumley. Today marks Day 4 of Living in Langa. Each morning I wake up at 6:00 AM and get ready for the day. My host family consists of a grandmother, […]