Headed Back to South Africa

My daughter took this picture the last time we were in South Africa.  This little girl is 2 days old!

My daughter took this picture the last time we were in South Africa. This little girl is 2 days old!

Ten years ago, my daughter and I went to South Africa so that she and I could give several presentations to homeschoolers throughout the country. Yes, there is a strong homeschooling movement in South Africa, and many of the people there use the books I wrote for their junior high and high school science courses. Since then, I have started an elementary science series, and it is starting to be used in South Africa as well. While my daughter and I were there, we saw some amazing things, including the two-day-old zebra pictured above. We both fell in love with the country and the people there.

It has been far too long, but I am on my way back! My daughter has a full-time job now, so she cannot come. That means I get to introduce my wife to the wonders of this beautiful country. I will be speaking to homeschoolers again, and my wife will be taking as many pictures as her SanDisk can hold. I also get to dive while I am there, so I hope to get some good underwater shots. We will be there for just over two weeks, and I hope to blog a couple of times about what’s going on.

7 Comments

  1. Jason says:

    Have a great time while there Dr Wile. SA has a large Christian community, amoung others, and I am sure you will touch the minds and hearts of those you visit with.

  2. Rebecca Gage says:

    Hi Dr. Wile! Its exciting to hear that you’re coming to SA! What are the dates and venues of your speaking engagements? I’d love to spread the word.

    A faithful student

    1. jlwile says:

      Hello Rebecca,

      Thanks for your enthusiasm! I am speaking tomorrow (Saturday) at the KZN Homeschooling Expo. I am also speaking on 25 October at Fishoek. Oikos has them both on their upcoming events, just scroll down to “KZN 18 October” or “Cape 25 October.”

  3. Yolande Titmuss says:

    Thank you for your presentation. I was able to attend the KZN Home School Expo yesterday & privileged to have attended even though only your first one of three during the day, you managed to put my mind at ease in so many ways. Putting so many things in perspective in this homeschooling journey of the past year for my son who has just turned 15. Thank you

    1. jlwile says:

      I am glad my talk was helpful, Yolande. It was my privilege to be there!

  4. Thank you for your visit here in KZN this weekend. I enjoyed all your talks and was glad that we could discuss some of my science concerns during break time. Was a great privilege to finally meet you 🙂

    1. jlwile says:

      Thank you Maryna. Honestly, it was my privilege to come to your lovely country!