William Solomons
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School's Name
ACT Productions
School Website
http://currently under construction
School City
Something Unique About Me:
I'm a Social Entrepreneur and work with students from different schools.
The Subject(s) I Teach:
I run different projects with learners
Brief Description of My Students:
My students various from Primary level to high schools. Most of them are from rural areas. They work very hard at their respective schools as each one of them is a change maker, tapping into social issues at school. They love to paint on batik and hosted a youth parliament for Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday. An alarming number of the children in our region come from single parenthoods where alcohol consumption is high and abusive. Our region is known for the "dop-system", which means that for many decades people were paid with cheap alcohol instead of decent wages. With the result some of our children still suffers from Fetale Alcohol Sydrome.
Description of the Town or City My Students Come From:
Upington is situated in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. The town was in founded by Sir Thomas Upington in the eighteen hunderds. It is on the banks of the Orange River and we have some beautiful vineyards & wineroutes. We have 7 High Schools and 15 Primary Schools. We're in the Kalahari and also on the borders of Namibia. The Augrabies Waterfalls are also nearby as well as the Kgalagadi Nature Reserve Park (Former Gemsbok Park).

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At 9:31am on October 9, 2008, Creative Connections said…
Dear William, it is a pleasure to have you as one of our partner teachers! we are looking forward for your participation in this social network as well in ArtLink, Welcome!
p.s. don't forget to upload your profile picture.

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