Ashoka Fellow
South Africa
Fellow Since 1992
Umlazi Teacher Training College
This description of Cynthia Mpati's work was prepared when Cynthia Mpati was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1992.
Introduction
A teacher and a teacher trainer, Cynthia Mpati is addressing the massive shortage of qualified teachers in rural black South Africa. She has developed a teacher training program to upgrade teachers' skills and to improve the quality of education. The program has the potential to become a model throughout the South African educational system.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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