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This is the third time Sharon Abbey has packed her bags and taken a group of eager student teachers to schools in South Africa.
In an annual program the professor of Education started in 2008, 10 future teachers will spend three weeks in a poverty-stricken suburb of Cape Town. They will teach in two elementary schools, learning to craft lessons without the usual amenities like computers, videos or photocopiers.
The group – led by Abbey and Brock cohort advisor Mark Wickens – will also take more than 500 pounds of school supplies and necessities for the community they’ll visit.