Day 1: Huntington Digital Learning Campus

Four. That is the number of digital learning campuses that Good Work Foundation (GWF) manages in rural villages of South Africa. The fourth campus, Huntington Digital Learning Campus (HuntDLC) is to be launched in June 2017.

But, classes couldn’t wait until the launch and so, as we speak, 1000 rural students have access to world-class digital and fun education from the new “HuntDLC” as we are calling it.

The first day was too overwhelming (and emotional) to try and put into words. First, the Open Learning Academy students from Hundzukani Primary School couldn’t believe that it was real: they were allowed to play on these tablets and it was part of school time! The faces were priceless.

In all, 94 grade four learners from Hundzukani attended and their first digital lesson focused on phonics. Needless to say, it was a noisy start. Learners from five schools will attend the campus.

The Bridging Academy students also had their first classes, all successful judging by the comments and posts made by their facilitators and coordinators on social media. Classes focused on the International Computer Driving License as well as an introduction to media.

We have included some photos below.

A huge thank you to the More Community Trust, Investec Rhino Lifeline, Sabi Sand Pfunanani Trust and the Industrial Development Corporation for helping this dream become a reality.

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Children from Hundzukani Primary School line-up ready to attend Huntington Digital Learning Campus.

 

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Brain gym! Warming up first.

 

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Wonder-filled learning.

 

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Learning our way around a tablet.

 

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Bridging Academy students begin with the International Computer Driving Licence.

Written by Accolade Ubisi.

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