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Interview with Ade Avela Nanti (Teach With Africa)

1) What have you enjoyed about your time at Hamlin?

I have enjoyed the conversations I have had with the teachers and learners at Hamlin. Through them I have learned a great deal about the school and their involvement in their communities.

2) What have you enjoyed about your time in California?

My host family car ride chats, the food and the beautiful landscapes, the friendly people who are always eager to help and share a story whether at the grocery store or bus stop.

3) What is one thing that surprised you about your experience?

How technologically advanced the people in the city are, young and mature, they are in touch and clued up about the available technology of today.

4) Based on your observations, how would you describe a Hamlin girl?

Confident and a mindful global citizen, they are not only aware of themselves but they deeply care about the world and people at large.

5) What knowledge/wisdom/realization from your visit do you hope to continue to explore back in South Africa?

Learning is like building blocks and there should be a purpose for the concepts taught to learners. We should know why we teach the content we teach before the how. Hamlin has an extraordinary way of capturing this concept of education as a set of building blocks.

Learn more about Ms. Nanti’s visit in this video:

Teach With Africa is Coming to Hamlin

From March 5-30 South African teacher, Ms. Ade Nanti, will be sharing her talents with our Hamlin students and faculty. Ms. Nanti will work with grade 6 students as they explore curriculum that focuses on South Africa. Hamlin has participated with Teach With Africa in the past and we look forward to this year’s cross-cultural exchange.

Teach With Africa is a non-profit organization empowering students and teachers in a reciprocal exchange of teaching and learning in Africa and the United States. Teach With Africa seeks to reduce the embedded inequities in our societies by working to provide access to quality education in order to transform children’s lives, schools and communities.

Ms. Nanti shares:

My reason for choosing teaching is simply this: I love children. I love to work with young creative minds which are eager to explore new concepts. I love to see children dream big and achieve their dreams. I don’t mind seeing children falling short of achieving their goals because they usually rise above their challenges with resilience and vigour. I love the curious minds of children and their challenging questions which make me wonder if indeed one plus one equals two. I love the cheerful noise of children and I love the fact that when I close my eyes every night, I know there is hope for the future because I have played a role in shaping it. I can wake up into that future and say, “I was here. I lived and I served.”

 For more information about Teach With Africa, please visit: http://www.teachwithafrica.org/