from Johannesburg to Eshowe


We spent a day in Johannesburg learning about the apartheid era with a tour of Soweto, which used to be a teeming slum but is rapidly being redeveloped, and a morning at the Apartheid Museum. Hard to believe 20 years ago black South Africans couldn’t come to our hotel for dinner without permission.

Today we flew to Durban and drove to our favorite little town Eshowe, where we’ll be visiting schools that we’ve built or need building. There’s a contentious teacher’s strike so most of the schools are closed, but we’re told that our visit is enough motivation to get many teachers and students to come to school the next few days. I feel worst for the 12th graders, because they have graduation exams in a few weeks and no teachers to help them finish up their course work and prepare for the exams.

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Willene Holness on September 17, 2012 at 5:49 am

    I would love to see some photos of Nqekane Primary school – particulary the soccer game and the frisbee!

    Reply

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