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Sarah Clowes

South Africa & University of the Witwatersrand, 2020

Sarah is passionate about improving South Africa’s education system. She is undertaking a Bachelor of Education Honours at the University of the Witwatersrand. She became interested in education as she critically engaged with her own private schooling. In 2012 she began a Bachelor of Education degree through UNISA, from which she graduated Cum Laude.

Sarah has volunteered with various NGOs, most notably in Red Frogs SA - a support network which aims to safeguard the next generation. She has held various leadership positions within this organisation, which equipped her with people, leadership and administrative skills. She took her first teaching position at an NGO, LIV Village, a place of safety for orphaned and vulnerable children. This school exposed her to the educational crisis facing rural schools, which ignited her passion to create appropriate and accessible education for all South Africans.

In 2019, Sarah moved to Cape Town to teach at The Grove Primary School in order to gain more insight into the education system. In 2020 she will complete her Honours, specialising in Educational Change. Her goal is to be involved in government and the educational NGO space - mentoring and training teachers. Sarah loves being outdoors and spends much of her time identifying wildflowers. She is an enthusiastic runner and horse rider. When not outdoors, Sarah can be found reading, cooking and exploring South Africa.


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