GWF Week in Edu-Tweets #18

1. From GWF CEO Kate Groch, who drives a team that grew from 6 to more than 50 staff  members in just a few years at Hazyview Digital Learning Campus in rural Mpumalanga. This team leads an education revolution with the mission to give access to digital education to all who want it regardless of where they come from.


2. A ‘Ready-to-Work programme’ powered by Barclays, a multinational financial and banking company, takes place at Hazyview Digital Learning Campus(HDLC) to teach GWF’s Bridging Academy students about Financial skills, Entrepreneurial skills, People skills as well as Work skills. The Hazyview Herald, a local newspapers covered the story of the very first time the students accessed the programme.


3. The GWF team grew immensely since the opening of GWF’s digital campuses in rural South Africa. South Africa News last saw the Hazyview campus team under the tree when they could all still fit just under it. Today, the team has more than 50 dedicated young people working towards bettering education in rural South Africa.


4. From HDLC Media and Communications Manager Ryan James, who captured GWF Open Learning Coordinator Zodwa Buthelezi and Head of Open Learning Crispen Bvumbghe brainstorming ideas on how to upgrade the level of education in the rural areas around Mpumalanga.


5. From GWF Conservation Academy Facilitator Sibusiso Mnisi, who took the Siyamukela Primary School students who participate in GWF’s Open Learning Academy on their first trip to the Kruger National Park for 2016, as part of their conservation study.


6. From GWF’s Head of Open Learning Academy  Crispen Bvumbghe, who tweeted about coding and robotics mastered by Open Learning Facilitator Selby Mokoena who recently started teaching rural learners how to read and create codes on a computer.


7. From HDLC Head of Open Learning Academy  Crispen Bvumbghe, who has been with the grade four learners from eight schools that participate in GWF’s Open Learning Academy programme from the very beginning.


8. From HDLC Media Intern Mfumo Thobela, who snapped a photo of an Open Learning champion on the run to learn and have fun with digital tools.


9. From HDLC Media Intern Wiseboy Shabangu, who often shares motivational tweets and blogs to uplift young rural youth who have the thirst to learn and succeed.


10. From HDLC Media and Communication Coordinator Accolade Ubisi, who was part of the team that Susan Baghdadi, a life-coach from America, was teaching about the concept of Open Space meeting where anyone can host a session to discuss any topic with those who share the same interest.



Compiled by GWF Media Coordinator.