With health and safety precautions being observed, our future Montessori teachers are very happy to back at the Montessori college attending in-person classes! It was especially challenging to keep up with their schoolwork using their mobile phones. We are so fortunate that only one teacher trainee as of yet has contracted Covid-19 and thankfully, she is now fully recovered.
The teacher trainees recently met with members of the St. Cyprian's Church steering committee. Our school will be built on land owned by the church, so they are very involved in the process leading up to construction. Everyone was excited to receive a 3D model of the Love to Langa Montessori School and they discussed strategies for success with their upcoming exams.
Holding Love to Langa Montessori School 3D models
Jul 2, 2020
Cape Town Update
By Kissmea Adams - Board Member, Love to Langa
In a time of hardship, crumbling businesses, hunger and racism, we are amazed at the generosity of people everywhere. Love to Langa would like to thank all for the kindness bestowed on others.
Building in the townships of South Africa is an amazing experience. Community involvement is tantamount to the success of the school. Everyone gets involved from donors to volunteers and most of all, the community.
In the midst of Covid-19, the school’s building plans are with council waiting for approval and Love to Langa is overseeing the training of teachers. The teachers have been working online with the college and will be resuming classes on July 4, 2020 under strict conditions.
Even during this time of uncertainty the residents are excited at the prospect of the first Montessori school in Langa.
Our seven kind and enthusiastic future teachers attended their first day of college at Montessori Centre South Africa on February 1, 2020. The excitement was contagious and the Langa community is so proud of the women furthering their education on behalf of the children they will be teaching when the Love to Langa Montessori School opens in 2021. It's been a life-long dream for many of them. We will be selecting the one best suited for administrative work to be trained as the school principal. The program is 18-months and they will graduate with a certificate in Montessori Education, in plenty of time for the opening of the school.