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TEDxCapeTownED - Phadiela Cooper - No Excuses, Just Success

Phadiela Cooper is the principal of a Khayelitsha school, Centre of Science and Technology, the first township school to make it on to the province's list of top 10 schools. One of their students achieved six distinctions. The school is one of three STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) facilities in the Western Cape where pupils with an aptitude for maths and science are accepted. In this amusing short talk from TEDxCapeTownED, Phadiela shares the story of two learners and how they exemplify the motto that has taken hold in teachers and learners alike: No excuses, just success.About TEDx, x = independently organized event?In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)Find out more about TEDxCapeTownED at
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