Port Elizabeth

 

View of the townships

Ubuntu Education Fund is based on the African philosophy of “ubuntu,” a person is a person through other people. Pace Academy’s Journey to South Africa focus on lessons in common humanity, mutual responsibility and interdependence.

“My second home”

Laura Agront-Hobbs is an Upper School Spanish teacher. She also coaches track and the 2010 volleyball team.

Last Friday, I gave the final exam to my students and then graded them for roughly 20 straight hours because I wanted to be able to go to Alabama on Monday, May 30 to volunteer and help clean up the damage left behind by a severely deadly tornado. On Monday I packed my personal items and left for Tuscaloosa. This trip was more personal to me than most people in the group because I consider Tuscaloosa my second home. I lived there for 15 years. My son was born there and my daughter was 11 years old when we left Tuscaloosa. I had an idea of what to expect there, but I didn’t think it was going to be that devastating.