Video: Coming Home to Philippolis

In May this year, Good Work Foundation opened the doors to a brand new digital campus in the town of Philippolis, on the edge of the great Karoo semi-desert.

This has been one of our proudest achievements. Philippolis is one of South Africa’s most remote towns, and has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country (and, like most rural areas, a high level of illiteracy as well).

And yet every one of the Digital Facilitators at our new campus comes from the Philippolis community, including Milla van Wyk and Lulani Vermeulen, who can both be seen in the video below.

And every day, the doors to this campus open to adults and school-aged learners, ensuring they have access to the internet, to English and maths literacy, and to internationally-accredited qualifications.

The new campus at Philippolis is part of a broader vision to bring our existing learning centres up to the level that has been established at Hazyview Digital Learning Centre, before exporting this innovative model to other rural areas in South Africa and beyond.

Enjoy the video, and if you would like to contribute to the new Philippolis campus, you’ll find more information below.

We now have 10 desktop computers and 15 tablets at the Philippolis campus. We would still like to install a digital overhead projector, a digital whiteboard and ten more tablets for the Open Learning Academy. If you would like to contribute to this project, please click here and select “Digital Learning Centres” as the project. You can also contact us directly on