Month In Pictures #33

Innovative disruption. That was the theme for the month of March on all of Good Work Foundation’s website and social media platforms. There has been a burst of ideas, fun learning, excellent interactions and learning within the cloud this March, and we have captured all of those moments through these pictures that will speak a thousand times more about the events that unfolded from the 1st to the 31st of March. Enjoy the compilation.

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Both the Hazyview and Justicia Digital Learning Campuses had their first International Driving License (ICDL) exams for the Bridging Academy students this March and it was amazing to watch them all walk out confident after the two hour digital paper they wrote, and they still had time for a pose under the Marula tree thereafter.

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The amazing individual on this photo is Emeldah Mlambo. Emeldah as well as a number of the Hazyview campus facilitators were the first to engage in learning within the digital cloud this past week. The team connected with a good friend to Good Work Foundation, Denise Sharp, all the way from America. Denise has started a facilitator training programme to up-skill the facilitators to ensure that they are excellent as they lead the education revolution. Emeldah had what she describes as “one of the most amazing moments to experience how time and space have no way of stopping us from learning.”

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This beautiful photo of Mohamed Ngomane was captured by nine year old Thabo Nkuna a few weeks ago, as part of the #innovativedisruption campaign that Good Work Foundation was conducting on social media the whole of March. This nine year old had no prio training or knowledge on using a camera. This is such a beautiful photo but what I love the most about it is that, it proves just how amazing kids are when they are allowed the opportunity to learn while having fun.

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This month we also welcomed new members to the team. From left to right: Promise Mpangane (ICT Team), Pearl Makhubele (Finance Team), Naledi Nkosi (ICT Team), Njabulo Ngwendane (Garden and Maintenance Team). We look forward to their contribution to changing the futures of young rural people.

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Ronald Mohaule (center) had the pleasure of posing for a photo with two women who play/ed a vital role in giving him an opportunity to carve a better future during a tree planting event with Food and Trees for Africa recently. Left ( Laetitia Cortzer) is the Special Project Manager at Konica Minolta South Africa, her hard work and collaboration with Good Work Foundation made it possible for Ronald to be one of GWF’s ourbizhubworld Conservation Academy student in 2016. Right (Petronel Nieuwoudt) who is founder of the world’s largest rhino sanctuary Care for Wild Africa. Petronel was impressed by Ronald during his two week internship with her while he was a student and offered Ronald a permanent position when he graduated for the Introduction to Wildlife Monitoring course in 2016.

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Philippolis Digital Learning Campus children continue enjoying their lessons in the Self Organized Learning Environment (SOLE), created by Good Work Foundation for the Freestate community. Recently, head of campus Lulani Vermuulen was impressed to see the children get lost in learning all on their won.

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It is reaping season for the Philippolis Team who have planted various vegetables in their garden rooted in the Philippolis Campus. The garden produce are used in a soup kitchen that helps many people in the Philoppolis community.

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This is one of the most exciting behind the scene happenings at Good Work Foundation at the moment. We are soon to launch another digital campus in Huntington Village, which sits adjacent to the Kruger Park and Sabie Sands. This campus will ensure that more rural people of Mpumalanga have access to excellent education. Look out for photo leaks updating the status of the building and events leading to the launch.

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Always challenging the status quo. On the last week of March, we disrupted all norms, proving that time, space and distance are no matching boundaries against Good Work Foundation (GWF) and its mission of an education revolution. A Yoga skype session happened within the clouds between GWF staff at the Hazyview campus and a post volunteer Julia Gaffers who was all the way in Switzerland. Fun was definitely the center of the session.

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GWF Student Support Mercyful Mathebula and GWF Head of Staff Development Maureen Groch enjoyed a trip to the Philippolis campus in early March. Both women are based at the Hazyview Campus full time, but had a whole week to work with students and staff in Philippolis.

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GWF CEO Kate Groch and GWF Media Manager Accolade Ubisi were invited to T-systems 30% club event on the first week of March. Accolade presented her story to the group of more than 200 and ended the night with a standing ovation after telling her story.

Compiled by Hazyview Media Agency.

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