In this year-long series, Anders Kelto follows the fortunes of a public high school in Cape Town. The Centre of Science and Technology is a magnet school that serves families in the low-income township of Khayelitsha.
Two COSAT students traveled to China for a chemistry competition. In the process, they learned a lot of lessons — about snow, about perceptions of Africans, and about chopsticks.
Could you hack it at the Centre of Science and Technology? Take this short math quiz to find out.
Earlier this week, reporter Anders Kelto asked a student at COSAT why she had missed class. In perfectly measured tones, she told a truly heart-breaking story, and one that revealed some of the challenges of teaching in Khayelitsha.