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Port Elizabeth



Aloha from Hawaii, USA! Dear Colleagues, I am Yunus Peer, a teacher living in Hawaii, USA, and working at Punahou School, alma mater of President Barack Obama. I was born and raised in Port Shepstone (KZN-RSA), high-schooled at Waterford Kamhlaba UWC in Swaziland from 1971-73, and then left South Africa when my confiscated passport was returned by the authorities in June 1976. We began this volunteer professional development project in Maths, Science, and Technology in 2001 with guidance from then Minister of Education, the late Professor Kader Asmal, and the sponsorship of Punahou School (Hawaii,USA) and the Cassim Peer Trust (RSA). A USA team of 4 facilitators shared content, methodology, and pedagogy with 75 of our colleagues from rural schools. Since that pilot project in the winter school holidays of 2001, more than 140 USA maths and science teachers have facilitated workshops with 5000 South African colleagues, and the Department of Basic Education estimates that 1.5 million learners have benefited from their teacher’s upgraded skills. TABSA has also dedicated 8 computer labs in 3 provinces, currently serving 4000 learners. In 2012, we established a school uniform project. TABSA has provided uniforms to 400 children in rural schools in the past four years. In 2016, TABSA is partnering with the Dept. of Basic Education and the Swaziland Ministry of Education and Training to conduct workshops in Port Elizabeth, Nelspruit, and Manzini. We have a very diverse and talented team of professionals from all over the US, and I am grateful to them for their love and generosity. TABSA is an all-volunteer organization. Our projects are supported by schools, churches, family, and friends in both countries. Not a single TABSA administrator, staff member, or teaching team member is paid for any services. The curriculum content of this DVD reflects the new requirements of CAPS in South Africa. It also contains a vast library of materials from previous years. We trust that you will share this resource with your fellow colleagues. The contents of this DVD have been assembled by classroom teachers for classroom teachers. It is distributed FREE of charge by TABSA, and is NOT to be bought, sold, or traded for profit. With sincere respect for what you do in the classroom every day — Our future depends on it! - Yunus Peer, Founder/Director of TABSA ypeer@punahou.edu

TABSA 2016 Team:

Yunus Peer – Direct/Founder of TABSA – Punahou School, Honolulu, Hawaii. www.punahou.edu 


Thokozani Mteshane – Asst. Director: Siyaphambili HS – Harding, RSA.


Laurie Lee: Asst. Administrator – Iolani School, Honolulu, Hawaii (USA)- www.iolani.org


Grant Sugimura: Program Coordinator – UCLA ’19, Los Angeles, CA (USA) – www.ucla.edu


Veronica Ledoux  – Science, Catlin Gabel School, Portland, Oregon (USA) – www.catlin.edu


Alison Hobbie – Science, Phillips Exeter Academy, New Hampshire (USA) – www.exeter.edu


Melissa Goo – Science, Nimitz Elementary School, Honolulu, Hawaii (USA) – www.nimitzelementary.com


Katie Jackson – Science, Trinity Christian School, Kailua, Hawaii (USA) – www.tcskailua.net


Krystle Richman – Science, Voyager Public Charter School, Honolulu, Hawaii (USA) – voyagerschool.com


Brad Uy – Math, Punahou School, Honolulu, Hawaii (USA) – www.punahou.edu


Carl Wheeler – Math, Retired: Mid-Pacific Institute, Honolulu, Hawaii (USA)


Aviva Halani – Math, Phillips Exeter Academy, New Hampshire, USA – www.exeter.edu


Jim Metz – Math, Retired: University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii (USA)


Natasha Crawford – Math, National Cathedral School, Washington, D.C. (USA) –ncs.cathedral.org