Sven, teacher in Soweto’s townships (Johannesburg).
“I have a strong education. I grew up in a very comfortable environment, and I studied at a very good university. Today, I’m a school teacher, because I believe in equality of opportunity, and I want to give my best. Being a teacher here is not a vocation, and numbers of teachers who are working as such by default, and children have to face this, children who still have everything to learn, and who need motivation. I give them the best I can, so they can write their own future in good conditions – I try to offer them as much as I can so they can have the best chances.”