Photo of the Year 2014

12 months. 12 photos. The question is: which one do you think should be Photo of the Year for 2014? We have given each photo a title and would love to hear from you in the comments section below.

For you, which of these shouts out what Good Work Foundation (GWF) is all about?

Learner 3.0 is here. Digitally empowered. Filled with wonder. Excited about learning. Connected to a digital future.

Boy in the purple bow-tie. Captured early in the year, this young man was beyond excited as he “played” on a tablet for the first time in his life.

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A+ in the Barn. Vusi Sibiya with his group of CompTIA students, five of whom have graduated with their A+ certificate. Vusi has since moved on to a new role as an IT technician at Londolozi Private Game Reserve, but he still visits us often.

One of this summer's strongest storms blew through Hazyview this month, taking out the power grid with it. But who says you need electricity and lights to learn?

Learning in the Dark. One of this summer’s strongest storms blew through Hazyview in February, taking out the power grid with it. But who says you need electricity and lights to learn?

Getting to grips with iPads in the newly opened Philippolis Open Learning Academy.

Digital in Philippolis. Getting to grips with tablet computers in the newly opened Philippolis Digital Learning Centre in April 2014. Philippolis is an extremely remote town in the Free State province, but today, two schools use the Centre to supplement learning in English literacy and Math’s numeracy.

Open Learning Academy Facilitator, Mary-Jane, demonstrates "touch screen" and one student just can't wait to try.

Digital Under the Tree. Open Learning Academy Facilitator, Mary-Jane, demonstrates “touch screen” and one student just can’t wait to try.

Let me in. Students from Mpazana Primary School stand in line, ready to learn, at the Hazyview Open Learning Academy.

Ready for Action. Students from Mpunzane Primary School stand in line, ready to learn, at the Hazyview Open Learning Academy. These grade fours joined the Academy in April and will continue with digital learning when they are promoted to grade five in 2015.

Lungile, Maggie, Nkulu, Zanele & Pleasure

Smiling Graduates. 81 percent of our students this year have been women. Here, Lungile, Maggie, Nkulu, Zanele and Pleasure get ready to receive their International Computer Driving Licence Advanced certificates.

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Friendship. Pride and Tom, from Hosanna’s Orphan and Vulnerable Children Programme, are in the Open Learning Academy everyday, working through educational apps on iPads, learning English on the desktop computers, and now, playing boardgames under the Digital Tree of Knowledge.

In the Footsteps of a Giant: Njabulo (left) and Teaman have their photo taken with Madiba.

In the Footsteps of a Giant. Njabulo Mashele (left) and Teaman Manzini have their photo taken with Madiba as part of a whirlwind tour of Johannesburg ahead of their vida e caffe barista training.

Mercyful Mathebula caps Goodness Mnisi.

Faith. Mercyful Mathebula caps Goodness Mnisi, one of our youngest ever International Computer Driving Licence graduates. Against all odds, Goodness has proven that with determination, great things can be achieved.

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Life and Coffee. Njabulo Mashele at the vida e caffe espresso bar in Hazyview Digital Learning Centre. In 2015, Njabulo, together with Teaman Manzini, will offer a barista training course as part of the Hospitality Academy curriculum.

At HDLC we focus on creating a space of wonder. English and mathematics are both part of that, but so are activities like “drone flying.” This is what wakes a child up and engages their mind. Sbusiso and Hansel come to HDLC every day and are the youngest students to have begun their end-user certificate in Microsoft Word. They also love flying helicopters!

Wonder-filled. At HDLC we focus on creating a space of wonder. English and mathematics are both part of that, but so are activities like “drone flying.” This is what wakes a child up and engages their mind. Sbusiso and Hansel come to HDLC every day and are the youngest students to have begun their end-user certificate in Microsoft Word. They also love flying helicopters!

 

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