National Geographic : 1993 Feb
Springing to the sky from a trampoline, Soweto children escape for a while the weight of violence. Each day they head for the same lot, where owners park the tram poline during warmer months. For a few cents a child gets ten minutes of bounce and twirl. If they go to school at all, black children in South Africa each year face shortages of teachers, textbooks, and even chalk. In townships plagued by violence, end-of-year test results have been particularly low.