GWF set to increase campuses

News Desk
29 June 2017

Over the next ten years, the Good Work Foundation (GWF) intends to quadruple its impact in Mpumalanga. Between 2016 and 2020 GWF will add five digital learning campuses to rural areas of the province, all of which are located close to the Greater Kruger National Park. In total, a cluster of six campuses in this area will service 500 young adults, 30 rural schools and more than 10,000 school children.

In 2018 GWF will deliver their first comprehensive training programme on the GWF rural education model. The “University of How” will present a full-time and immersive pre-investment digital learning campus training course, based at Hazyview Digital Learning Campus, and will deliver the following 10 modules:
•Plant: Building and infrastructure,
•Financial planning and management,
•ICT setup: Hardware and software,
•Mission, values and culture,
•On-going fundraising and strategic partnerships,
•Recruitment and training of local facilitators,
•Implementation of educational programs,
•Tailoring career programs to match local skills requirements,
•Program monitoring and evaluation,
•Storytelling, communications and reporting.

Between 2018 and 2028 GWF will license a network of 32 digital learning campuses across sub-Saharan Africa. During 2028, GWF digital learning campuses will reach up to 77,140 previously disadvantaged children and a combined 4,800 rural school leavers and adults will be graduating annually through the Bridging Academy. Cumulatively, 165,000 unique rural people will have directly benefited and 90,900 number rural people will have indirectly benefited. Across 32 campuses a minimum of 384 rural people will gain employment.

For further information on their projects contact Kate Groch on 011-280-6655 or 083-308-0757.

Image: An Open Learning Academy learner at Hazyview Digital Learning Campus. Image Credit: GWF

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