Ruschka Jaffer, daughter of respected South African journalist, activist and author Zubeida Jaffer, introduces Number10 Publishers, which she co-founded to preserve her mother’s legacy.
For as long as I can remember, I have been a creative. My love for language has largely driven my career choices and eventually I found my calling as a teacher. Teaching is something I am completely passionate about; although it isn’t an easy profession, it’s definitely work that gives me deep satisfaction.
Part of the reason I became a teacher was due to my own experiences at school and, more importantly, after school. I often felt I didn’t understand my purpose – and based on the questions I get from my learners every day, I believe that remains a hot topic for discussion.
“Why do we have to learn how to solve x? Why do we need to know this?”
Although I believe that the curriculum I teach every day is vital, I believe more importantly, that instructing a learner how to navigate his or her way through life in order to find truth of purpose is my primary job.