Monthly Archives: August 2013

Community matters

A quick overview of the area and community we’re living and working in. We’re living in an area called Crawford, Athlone – it was originally designated a ‘coloured’ township under the Group Areas Act, which split South African residential zones … Continue reading

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School Daze: Part 1

I’d like to share some of the teaching experiences that I’ve had so far.  I’ll preface this by saying that the last time I was in a primary school class was during a week of community care way back during … Continue reading

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Chaos in the classroom

Our second week of school is nearly over, and I have a whole new level of sympathy for teachers. These teachers, certainly. I’ve got the library almost sorted – there’s not a huge amount more I can do without some … Continue reading

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This is Cape Town, izzit?

It’s a week since we arrived in Cape Town.  Athlone to be precise… We’ve spent this past week getting to know our project and our host family and learning how to say baie lekker, a phrase we’ve had to make ample … Continue reading

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Howzit?

We’ve been in Cape Town for just over a week now – just about starting to get the hang of things. We’re staying with a lovely family, Mr & Mrs Gool, in Crawford, Athlone, and working Monday to Friday in … Continue reading

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