The Month In Pictures #23

The November Month in Pictures starts with some positive “disruption” photos in the form of Open Learning Phase two, which is bringing digital learning to rural South Africa.  Enjoy the photos!

Open Learning Phase two is launched in seven schools in Shabalala village this November, and GWF Open Learning facilitator and Mathemagician Selby Mokena was there to capture the moment in one of the schools; Siyafundza Primary School. Phase has brought digital learning back in the class room for grade five learners in rural Mpumalanga.

Open Learning Phase two was launched in seven schools in Shabalala village starting in September this year, and GWF Open Learning facilitator and Mathemagician Selby Mokena was there to capture the moment at all the schools, including Siyafundza Primary School. Phase two has brought digital learning back into the class room for grade five learners in rural Mpumalanga. Photo by Selby Mokeona.

Podingeserolo is the second school to have its grade four learners join and access digital education at the Philippolis Digital Learning Campus this year.

Poding Tse Rollo Primary School is the second school to have its grade four learners join and access digital education at the Philippolis Digital Learning Campus this year. Photo by: Milla van Wyk.

Lars and Mali Jonzon from Germany visited the Hazyview Digital Learning Campus a week ago. The couple were amazed at the "wonder-filled" space that GWF has created in all its campuses.

Lars and Mali Jonzon from Germany visited the Hazyview Digital Learning Campus a week ago. The couple were amazed at the “wonder-filled” space that GWF has created in all its campuses. Ryan James (left) gave them a tour around the campus. Photo by: Accolade Ubisi.

GWF's one and only 'Tutu' Judy Guffey had her 80th birthday a week ago, which she celebrated with the GWF team under the Digital Tree of Knowledge. Judy rated the birthday as the best she has had thus far!

GWF’s one and only ‘Tutu’ Judy Guffey had her 80th birthday a week ago, which she celebrated with the GWF team under the Digital Tree of Knowledge.  The Open Learning Children wrote birthday messages and pictures for Judy on the path she was to walk through to get to her birthday celebration inside the GWF barn in Hazyview. Judy rated this birthday as the best she has had thus far! Photo by: Ryan James.

Susan Baghdadi is a US Master Life-Coach who has been our guest under the ‪#‎DigitalTree‬ this week. Susan had the most fun interacting with the Open learning children and also got to mentor some staff members on how to release pressure and stress.

Susan Baghdadi is a US Master Life-Coach who has been our guest under the ‪#‎DigitalTree‬ this week. Susan had the most fun interacting with the Open learning children and also got to mentor some staff members on how to release pressure and stress. Photo by: Ryan James.

Judy Guffey walked into thre barn where the GWF choir and staff welcomed her in cheerful African birthday songs that she appreciated very much. Judy is a long time friend and family member of GWF from Hawaii.

Judy Guffey  ’Tutu’ walks into the barn where the GWF choir and staff welcomed her in cheerful African birthday songs that she appreciated very much.  Dash the robot  came up to Judy and sang a special birthday song to the 80 year old who rated this as the best birthday she has had thus far. Photo by Ryan James.

Open Learning Phase two

Rural Mpumalanga learners now have access into the world’s most well known and understood language-technology. Two hours of digital education results in 30% increase in mathematics and English results of grade four learners in rural schools. With phase two of Open Learning that was launched this month, there is much to look forward to in 2016. photo by: Ryan James.

A few days before Christmas and GWF is still capping more graduates who are: computer, English literate and have hospitality skills that are very important for people living in the Mpumalanga province where tourism and hospitality are the core.

A few days before Christmas and GWF is still capping more graduates who are: computer, English literate and have hospitality skills that are very important for people living in the Mpumalanga province where tourism and hospitality are the core. Photo by Ryan James.

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