The educators and the families at Bukani teach us to take the long view. Not everything can be done now, but progress can be made bit by bit. We do see progress at A.V. Bukani. We do see a strong leadership team of Prinicipal Zilindile Thambo and Deputy Principal Ace Lamani. We continue to have hope this school will build on successes, despite challenges and set-backs.
We come to recognize that we, steeped in our privilege, don’t have the right to get frustrated when committed teachers come to school, despite illness and loss, to better the lives of their children; and students come to school through the mud and the rocks and who-knows-what, eager to learn.
Lumka , a grade-four teacher Larry has worked with since our first visit, looked around the room of her peers and stated that they needed to continue meeting like this, discussing teaching practices, sharing their successes and challenges, and improving as professionals. No one disagreed. Heads nodded in agreement.
Excitement at both ends of the scale
Eileen and Larry a/k/a
Nosango and Thando