The Month in Pictures #11

Enthusiasm to go beyond.

That’s what defines November, and in fact, that’s what defines 2014. We are a digital learning centre where drones are taking off. Where South Africa’s best cappuccino’s are being made. Where rural women are leading the digital pack. Where friends are climbing to the top of magnificent boulders to celebrate future leaders. Where teachers are brave enough to step into the unknown. It is a place where students are giving their everything and defying their own self doubts.

It is a place where people know that they can go further. Achieve more. Continue to grow. It is a place of boundless enthusiasm. And we are privileged to be part of it.

Enjoy the month in pictures:

Thoko Ngobeni was GWF's top ICDL Advanced student in 2014. She was also Londolozi's 2020 Person of the Year. Thoko is a church leader and is pictured here at the Londolozi village during the 2014 Celebration of Learning.

Thoko Ngobeni was GWF’s top ICDL Advanced student in 2014. She was also Londolozi’s 2020 Person of the Year. Thoko is a church leader and is pictured here at the Londolozi village during the 2014 Celebration of Learning.

As part of the new bizhub Conservation Academy at Hazyview Digital Learning Centre, Byron Ross fires up the engines on our brand new drone.

As part of the new bizhub Conservation Academy at Hazyview Digital Learning Centre, Byron Ross fires up the engines on our brand new drone.

Celebrating teachers: to say thank you to the pioneering headteachers and teachers who have been part of the GWF Open Learning Programme this year, Kate and Byron hosted an afternoon under the Tree, followed by a lunch in Hazyview. The 2014 results have been incredible, with one school showing a 30 percent year-on-year mathematics improvement for their grade four learners.

Celebrating teachers: to say thank you to the pioneering headteachers and teachers who have been part of the GWF Open Learning Academy Programme this year, Kate and Byron hosted an afternoon under the Tree, followed by a lunch in Hazyview. The 2014 results have been incredible, with one school showing a 30 percent year-on-year mathematics improvement for their grade four learners.

2014 GWF student, Owen Sambo, gets #digital for an interview and photoshoot with Media Academy member, Val Ross. Photo: Val Ross.

2014 Absa-sponsored GWF student, Owen Sambo, gets #digital for an interview and photoshoot with Media Academy member, Val Ross. Photo: Val Ross.

With the help of James Tyrrell, the Leanna Knopik Cup made its first journey to the top of the Ximpalapala koppie at Londolozi this year. This was a moment to not only remember Leanna, but also to celebrate Shearer Ngobeni and Paris Moeng, the 2014 recipients of the Leanna Knopik Cup.

With the help of James Tyrrell, the Leanna Knopik Cup made its first journey to the top of the Ximpalapala koppie at Londolozi this year. This was a moment to not only remember Leanna, but also to celebrate Shearer Ngobeni and Paris Moeng, the 2014 recipients of the Leanna Knopik Cup.

Teaman Manzini looks a little too relaxed as the GWF drone lifts off for its first test flight.

Teaman Manzini looks a little too relaxed as the GWF drone lifts off for its first test flight.

Helen Sibuyi was the 2014 top achiever in Hospitality and 'English for Access'. She is also one of two GWF students who has awarded a 2015 bursary to study at the SA College of Tourism.

Helen Sibuyi was the 2014 top achiever in Hospitality and ‘English for Access’. She is also one of two GWF students who has been awarded a 2015 bursary to study at the SA College of Tourism.

Njabulo Mashele is one of our first #RuralRockstars. He has completed his ICDL, his Hospitality Food&Beverage Management and his vida e caffe Barista training. Njabulo is an Open Learning Academy facilitator and a member of the GWF Media Academy. He is pictured here with GWF Trustee, Boyd Varty, after making him a cappuccino at the Hazyview Digital Learning Centre.

Njabulo Mashele is one of our first #RuralRockstars. He has completed his ICDL, his Hospitality Food&Beverage Management and his vida e caffe Barista training. Njabulo is an Open Learning Academy facilitator and a member of the GWF Media Academy. Njabulo is pictured here with GWF Trustee, Boyd Varty, after making Boyd a cappuccino at the Hazyview Digital Learning Centre.

52 new students gather under the Tree in Hazyview, ready for a year of digital discovery, hospitality, English, and leadership.

52 new students gather under the Tree in Hazyview, ready for a year of digital discovery, hospitality, English, and leadership as part of the Absa “Bridging Year”.

Bronwyn Varty embraces Lizzie Khoza at the 2014 Londolozi Celebration of Learning. Lizzie was awarded the 2014 Londolozi Student of the Year, having completed her ABET NQF Level 4 English certificate, her International Computer Driving License, and her Hospitality diploma in Housekeeping.

Bronwyn Varty embraces Lizzie Khoza at the 2014 Londolozi Celebration of Learning. Lizzie was awarded the 2014 Londolozi Student of the Year, having completed her ABET NQF Level 4 English certificate, her International Computer Driving License, and her Hospitality diploma in Housekeeping.

 

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