Good Work Foundation

August 2016 Next View All Workshops
Justicia and Hazyview, South Africa

Shots from the Trip

About the Community

Good Work Foundation (GWF) is an NGO that has been working with grassroots education in Africa since 2003. Founder Kate Groch believes that in South Africa, the African marketplace increasingly demands 21st-century skills that often go unmet. She writes that "nowhere is this divide more apparent than in our rural communities where students lack basic opportunities to become proficient in the main languages of access: English and digital." These learning campuses bring in stakeholders from the remote communities and helps strengthen their abilities to "navigate the online world and all of its opportunities."

We visited their flagship Digital Learning Center in Hazyview, Mpumalanga, and the nearby Justicia. Both sit just on the lip of the famous Kruger National Park, which itself borders Mozambique in eastern South Africa, and endow these communities with a rich natural and cultural heritage. In these learning centers, GWF offers these rural communities access to world-class education and cutting-edge technology with the help of digital learning programs. Our storytelling workshops served their after-school learners in their mission to help these students communicate effectively and think critically about their environs, and live meaningfully and inspired in an environment of great pressure and flux.