“The sidewalk university is the original and exclusive concept of T Rodgers. In the African tradition of each one teach one. The village is the campus. The earliest methods of instruction were actually oral. The student depended on verbal instruction from the instructor. This was the way of the culture. The teachings are then handed down by generation only to those who were selected as capable and responsible enough to keep the teachings intact.
When applied to the current urban landscape the student pools are confined to “blocks” and imaginary neighborhoods that exist firmly in the minds of a group of youngsters and elders under siege. Thus, the streets mandates an alternative resource of practical education. One of survival and of self love. The university of the street” – T Rodgers