2010 Fellows Depart for South Africa


Today is wildly exciting for all of us at Teach with Africa. While many challenges facing South African schools remain, we’re particularly enthusiastic about the progress being made by the students at our host organization, the LEAP Science and Maths Schools.

Through your help, Teach with Africa has funded 22 fellows to participate in the 2010 program, impacting the lives of hundreds students at LEAP. Our goal remains the same: to break economic and social barriers to education in South Africa through an exchange of teaching and learning.

Our team of 2010 TwA fellows depart the U.S. today for Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa, to start teaching classes, implementing projects and running professional development seminars to deepen the two-way conversation on improving education.

By integrating these experiences into their teaching after they return, TwA fellows will enhance opportunities for African and U.S. students to identify themselves as global citizens through authentic connections and shared learning. Teach with Africa is able to send our 2010 TwA fellows in response to the dire teacher shortage and educational crisis facing South Africa because of your support.

On behalf of everyone at TwA, a big and heartfelt thank you. We cannot begin to show our gratitude to you for making this educational exchange possible.

During their summer in South Africa, TwA fellows will be posting stories on this blog about their teaching and learning experiences at the LEAP schools. Keep up with us on Facebook, Twitter, and get our email updates for the latest.

Live in the Bay Area? Join Us!

We’re working here in San Francisco—using every creative solution we can find—to raise money to send teachers to South Africa. Teach with Africa events are not only great fun, but they can change the world for very deserving students. If you live in San Francisco, we’d love for you to come join us!

Island Tennis Party
Saturday June 26th, 2010
5-10pm at San Francisco Tennis Club
Join us for an evening of tennis, dinner, dancing and silent auction. Non-players welcome. Sign up via email to tennis@sftennis.com or call (415) 777-9000.

5K Run for Teachers
Sunday, July 18, 2010
The second annual Run for Teachers 5K, at St. Francis Yacht Club Parking Lot, in honor of Tracey Lurie-Sklar—a teacher, mother, daughter, sister and community leader.

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