Last Wednesday, I taught in the Cape Town township of Khayelitsha. The University of Cape Town has a program called SHAWCO, which pairs college students with the brightest children for extra instruction after school. A bus took us from campus to Khayelitsha, which is Cape Town’s biggest township. With a population of over 400,000, it is essentially a city unto itself. While it is hard to summarize such a large community based off one visit, the township is mostly comprised of poorly constructed shacks and dusty roads.