Leap Science and Maths Schools determined to restore faith in SA teachers

Leap Science and Maths Schools provide student-centred, maths and science-focused education to economically disadvantaged students from grades 8 to 12.

Now partnered with the Global Teacher's Institute, Leap aims to help restore the reputation of the teaching profession.

The Global Teachers Institute wants to solve the teacher shortage problem in South Africa. The Global Teachers Institute is an international organization that delivers teacher training and professional development programs that focus on transformational change.

According to John Gilmour, Founder & Executive Director at LEAP, they want to inspire young people to become teachers.

The organisation was launched last year with the aim of strengthening teacher capacity in South Africa and across the world.

Listen to the full conversation below:

We are developing role models that will set a new social movement in action, where young people coming out of difficult contexts will see their capacity and identify their own capacity to be agents of change and to see that becoming a teacher and future leader is a way of becoming quite significant.

John Gilmour, Founder & Executive Director at LEAP

Gilmour says teachers have created a bad reputation for the profession with a history of drunkenness and abuse in schools and that needs to be changed.

We need young people to aspire to becoming significant role players in their own communities

John Gilmour, Founder & Executive Director at LEAP

After matric, young people enter our future leaders program directly … and immerse themselves fully in the practice of teaching

John Gilmour, Founder & Executive Director at LEAP
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