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Description

Aha-Thuto School serves the Orange Farm shanty town outside Johannesburg in South Africa. The school aims to motivate pupils to study hard and succeed in life but schools such as this must overcome the poor conditions and hugely stretched resources.
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23 January 2008

Classroom Ideas

Could be used in a unit on development to emphasise the social factors holding back development. One way to do this to ensure that the students have quality notes for their exams would be a fill in the gaps exercise in sections such as: background (quality of life, housing, poverty etc), peer support, group work, aspirations, determination, motivation, practicalities (class size, equipment, funding etc), consequences of success (bigger classes therefore less resources/time per student). What is the answer? Will they succeed? Students could watch the clip and fill in the gaps as they go along.

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