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GWF Launches its Fifth Digital Learning Campus in rural Mpumalanga recently.
The digital learning revolution continues to grow in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga with award-winning South African non-profit, Good Work Foundation (GWF), opening a fifth digital learning campus in Dumphries village, adjacent to the Greater Kruger National Park.
Together with its partners, Sir Richard Branson’s Ulusaba, Dulini Private Game Reserve, Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve, Inyati Private Game Reserve, the Sabi Sand Pfunanani Trust, the All Heart Fund, and the Dumphries community, GWF officially launched the Dumphries Digital Learning Campus, a high-tech campus that will benefit adults and schoolchildren from the community.
GWF’s core programmes are already operational at Dumphries. The Bridging Academy is a year-long course that enables adults to become proficient in skills that are required in a 21st century workplace, bridging the gap between high school work or further studies. The Open Learning Academy focuses on English literacy, math’s literacy, digital literacy, environmental awareness, and life skills for schoolchildren. GWF now operates five digital learning campuses, named the “Hazyview Cluster” after the largest campus and, combined, the campuses reach over 7000 rural people every week.
Good Work Foundation (GWF) is one of the few NGOs in South Africa focusing on digital learning opportunities for young adults and scholars living in rural communities. GWFdoesthis via digital learning campuses and hasstarted the process of adding enterprise start-ups to the campuses to complete an ecosystem of learning and working. At the Hazyview Digital Learning Campus, there is a fully operational IT Service Deskwhere clients include T-Systems, Eskom, and FiatChrysler. GWF’s adult education programmescreate digital citizens capable of starting their own businesses or entering the digital marketplace, including the on-campus enterprise. Profits from the enterprise, in turn, contribute to the programme for children, focusing on self-organised learning environments, and now coding and robotics as well.GWF is the 2018 Reimagine Education Gold Award winner for tech in education, and the Silver Award winner overall for the African continent. To find out more about GWF, please visit www.goodworkfoundation.org. To visit the GWF Dumphries Digital Learning Campus, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.