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Teaching in the townships




alexsommer:

Last Wednesday, I taught in the Cape Town township of Khayelitsha.  The University of Cape Town has a program called SHAWCO, which pairs college students with the brightest children for extra instruction after school. A bus took us from campus to Khayelitsha, which is Cape Town’s biggest township.  With a population of over 400,000, it is essentially a city unto itself.  While it is hard to summarize such a large community based off one visit, the township is mostly comprised of poorly constructed shacks and dusty roads. 

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