It’s already been a week since I have completed my 9th experiment as a Physical Education (PE) teacher at Grassy Park High School in the suburb Grassy Park in Cape Town. And while I’m in the middle of preparing and raising money for my charity challenge to hike up Devil’s Peak, Table Mountain and Lion’s Head in one day, I realized I didn’t write an update about Grassy Park yet…
Let’s back up a little bit.
Three weeks ago I met Hannah Overgaauw. We started chatting at a Dutch event, and we found out we share the same home town in Holland — small world. Hannah started a project called ‘Movement in Cape Town‘ over two years ago.
Her goal: Make PE a mandatory subject (which it wasn’t) on Grassy Park High School to teach kids social skills.
Hannah is simply remarkable. She pays for her own salary through her project, the kids love here, and she smiles all the time. When she asked me to help her, of course I didn’t hesitate to say yes!