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The Journey to Limpopo: The Importance of Building Relationships (Part 2)

My previous post introduced you to my first two days in Limpopo. Following the two day workshops, we spent the next three days visiting schools. We stayed in Polokwane and traveled an hour and a half to one school and two hours to the other school. The goal of these visits was to observe the teachers… Continue reading The Journey to Limpopo: The Importance of Building Relationships (Part 2)

Exploring · The Struggle

Amandla, Awethu! (Power to the People!)

When I learned I was coming to South Africa, one of the first things that crossed my mind was that I had to go to Robben Island. During my 3rd year in undergrad, I took an amazing class on Nelson Mandela and the Anti-Apartheid movement and ever since then I’ve been intrigued. After reading his autobiography… Continue reading Amandla, Awethu! (Power to the People!)

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Some Research, A Surprise Cake and Lots of Amazing Views

My daily commute to work in Cape Town (CPT) involved a 45-minute bus ride, followed by a seven-minute walk to the train station and then a 15-minute train ride to the office. On a good day, without delays, my commute would be about an hour and 15 minutes each way. Although this was exhausting, it… Continue reading Some Research, A Surprise Cake and Lots of Amazing Views

Exploring · The Struggle

Aluta Continua – The Struggle Continues

Today, June 16th marks the 40th anniversary of the Soweto Uprisings. Soweto is known for the student uprisings which served as a catalyst for the anti-apartheid movement. June 16th is now designated as a public holiday, to commemorate all the young people who lost their lives in the fight for freedom and democracy. Two days… Continue reading Aluta Continua – The Struggle Continues