The Month in Pictures #24

This month’s compilation showcases learning in the digital era at its best and most fun. There are exciting photos about GWF’s new ventures as well as new segments added to the digital learning in all of GWF’s campuses. Explore our ‘wonder-filled’ learning space through these beautiful photos, most of which were taken by GWF Media Intern, Wiseboy Shabangu.

Teanman Manzini continues to spread love and fun learning to yet another group of Grade Four learners who will be with us for 2016. If you have ever been in the GWF barn watching Teaman interact with these young revolutionists, you will not believe that he just met a week ago.

Teaman Manzini continues to spread love and fun learning to yet another group of Grade Four learners who will be with us for 2016. Photo by Wiseboy Shabangu.

GWF Head of Skills and Development Mo Groch together with Anne van Zyl who has run the most prestigious schools in South Africa, led the first formal cafe open learning activity with the GWF staff. This activity allowed the team to share ideas and thoughts and engage in dialogue regarding the organisation's values.

GWF Head Team Development, Mo Groch, together with Anne van Zyl who has run the most prestigious schools in South Africa, led the first world cafe collaborative think tank with the GWF staff. This activity allowed the team to share ideas and thoughts and engage in dialogue regarding the organisation’s values. Photo by Ryan James.

GWF Open Learning Coordinator Crispen Bvumghe believes that "stretching and jumping and dancing in between the 2 hours of digital learning helps the kids re-awaken their minds, giving them enough power to think throughout the 2 hours."

GWF Open Learning Coordinator Crispen Bvumghe believes that “stretching, jumping and dancing in between the two hours of digital learning helps the kids re-awaken their minds, giving them enough power to think throughout enjoying every minute of those two hours.” Photo by Wiseboy Shabangu.

Nick Nkosi(second from left) from Ntshuxekani Primary school, one of the  schools that participates in GWF's Open Learning Academy programme was coding for the first time and managed to code the message that took teachers a good 30 minutes to figure out in just 10 minutes!

Nick Nkosi (second from left) from Ntshuxekani Primary school, one of the schools that participate¬†in GWF’s Open Learning Academy programme was coding for the first time and managed to code the message that took teachers a good 30 minutes to figure out in just 10 minutes! Photo by Wiseboy Shabangu.

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Food and Trees for Africa had the Media and Hospitality team on fieldwork planting trees at the new GWF campus in Justicia which will be launched in March. Wiseboy Shabangu.

Robert Sithole and Phery Sambo hand the keys to the new Justicia Digital campus to GWF Kate Groch.

Robert Sithole (SRS) hands over the keys of the new Justicia Digital Learning Campus to Kate Groch (GWF CEO) and Perry Sambo (Madlala High School Principal).  The campus will enroll and give access to digital education to rural villages surrounding Justicia. Photo by Ryan James.

Mr Deon van Vuuren from the Department of Education was the keynote speaker at the Hour of Code. Mr van Vuuren highlighted on the need for teachers to associate themselves with the 21st century learning skills.

Mr Deon van Vuuren from the Department of Education was the keynote speaker at the Hour of Code launch. Mr van Vuuren highlighted the need for teachers to associate themselves with 21st-century learning skills for enhanced communication between them and students, and most importantly, to get involved and move along with the digital age. Photo by Ryan James.

Teachers and principals get involved as computer science students to gain skills they will take back into their classrooms.

Teachers and principals get involved as computer science students to gain skills they will take back into their classrooms. Photo by Wiseboy Shabangu.

Open Learning 2016 is at full swing again, continuing to bring colour, blocks, puzzles, letters and fun to rural preschool learners!

Open Learning 2016 is at full swing again, continuing to bring colour, blocks, puzzles, letters and fun to rural preschool learners! Photo by Mfumo Thobela.

Natalie Emery, co-founder of Change the World Trust handed out certificates of participation to the Grade Four learners and their teachers. Natalie was running the the coding lessons for both the students and teachers. She also taught the Grade Fours how to code without a computer.

Natalie Emery, co-founder of Change the World Trust handed out certificates of participation to the Grade Four learners and their teachers. Natalie was running the coding lessons for both the students and teachers. She also taught the Grade Fours how to code without a computer.

 

Compiled by GWF Media Academy.

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