Working at Kayamandi with these incredibly bright, sweet children has been an experience of a lifetime. I teach basic computer skills to primary school children at an NGO called the Ikhaya Trust, located in a township near Stellenbosch.
I have never been more grateful of my education, which I take for granted. Some of the kids here don’t even understand the language of instruction at their schools (which is English most of the time and sometimes Afrikaans). The schools are incredibly unorganized, and kids of vastly different levels are placed in the same class. A lot of times, the teachers are not very well educated themselves. Education is a huge problem in South Africa, and I’ve gained an enormous appreciation for NGO’s like this one that provides after school programs for kids to get help with their homework, and I feel completely humbled.