Najmah Japtha

School: AZ Berman High School 
Based: Tafelsig, Mitchell’s Plain, Western Cape

I’m a passionate young teacher. I love teaching and making an impact on learners’ lives. To me, teaching the kids of today is the same as shaping tomorrow’s future. We as teachers are the game changers because we influence learners’ lives and guide them to be better individuals. Education in South Africa lacks quality and equality. We need to change that. Policymakers are often detached from what is happening in the classroom and how it is that their rules and regulations effects quality education in context. I became a teacher to impact learners and make a difference in learners’ lives and I feel I have been doing a great job so far and I hope to continue making a difference.