PLAINFIELD – Minenhle Thabethe, a Johannesburg, South Africa native, spoke to third-graders in Aryn Kukulski's class at Lincoln Elementary School on Sept. 28.
Thabethe is studying to be a teacher in South Africa. She is visiting the United States as part of an educator exchange through the LEAP Science and Maths Schools and the Global Teaching Institute, or GTI. Thabethe is spending a month in Hinsdale Township High School District 86. Kukulski's mother, Pamela Bylsma, is an administrator in District 86.