GWF Awarded Certificate of Appreciation by Government

Henry Ford said: Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”

On Friday 14th March, 2014, at the Hazyview Digital Learning Centre, Good Work Foundation (GWF) was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by Mpumalanga’s Department of Education for outstanding contribution in the emancipation of the youth in Hazyview and surrounding areas.

“Government alone cannot take the children of this province and this country to the heights that we want them to be, so we partner with businesses, community-based organisations and non-government organisations” said Mpumalanga MEC for Education, Mrs. Reginah Mhaule. “We want to appreciate institutions like Good Work Foundation that come closer and help the Department of Education and help the government of Mpumalanga and say ‘we can assist you’. Thank you for the good work that you are doing for the children of Hazyview and South Africa.’”

GWF Graduates with MEC Reginah Mhaule

MEC Reginah Mhaule congratulates Good Work Foundation’s digital students.

“Good Work Foundation has a vision to create state-of-the-art digital learning centres in rural communities, full of the latest computers, tablets, education apps and online curriculums” said Kate Groch, Good Work Foundation CEO, “but it is the “human software” that has made our organisation what it is today.

We are hugely honoured to be acknowledged by the Department of Education, to be working ‘on the same team.’ That acknowledgement though is shared – we would not be where we are today without a group of organisations who believe in sharing their influence, expertise and resources.

Kate Groch and Reginah Mhaule

Mpumalanga MEC for Education, Mrs. Reginah Mhaule, presents a Certificate of Appreciation to Good Work Foundation CEO, Kate Groch.

From large corporations like T-Systems, Absa Bank and MNet, to international heavyweights like Stanford University, to our friends who helped us to set up the All Heart Fund, and private donors who stand proudly under the Digital Tree of Knowledge with us, we have grown and led a team of like-minded entities who believe and trust in what we do and collaborate with us on a common goal.

That goal remains focused on digitally empowering rural communities. As a team, we digitally empower more than a thousand children every week. As a team we produce adult graduates who are proficient in various ICT disciplines and, as a team we connect young people to the job market by offering specific career-skills qualifications. All of this is underpinned by our shared belief in delivering outstanding digital and English literacy education to rural communities. We will do whatever we can to work with our country, our partners and our individual donors to achieve that.

I share MEC Reginah Mhaule’s sentiments: we cannot do it alone – collaboration is key. We are working together so that our students can achieve success.”


From left: HDLC Director, Pastor Solly Solomons; Mpumalanga MEC for Education, Mrs. Reginah Mhaule; Good Work Foundation Chairman, Dave Varty & Good Work Foundation CEO, Kate Groch.