Video: Meet Karabo, the Future of South Africa

Meet Karabo

Finally, Karabo is here. This nine-year-old girl represents what we hope will be the future for every South African schoolchild. It’s a new way of looking at education that is innovative, scalable, and can be achieved for just $25 per student per year.

This is Open Learning for Africa:

Good Work Foundation (GWF)  has spent two years developing a supplementary model of education that is changing the lives of young Africans, like nine-year old Karabo in the video above.

The Open Learning Academy is a brand new, technology-driven “hub and satellite” learning model for rural Africa that allows up to ten public-sector elementary schools to outsource digital learning to independently run Digital Learning Centers or “hubs”.

The Open Learning Academy is funded in full by GWF, supported in part by its longterm partners, including award-winning Londolozi Private Game Reserve  in South Africa (close to the famous Kruger National Park) and Martha Beck’s LEAP Foundation in the USA.

The model has been shortlisted and won awards for STEM education development and gender and poverty alleviation from organisations like the Southern African Trust and PricewaterhouseCoopers, and, in 2013, was featured at TEDx Edinburgh.

The results are clear: this model has the potential to change the lives of an entire generation, and it costs just $25 per child.

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A local school principal talks about “Outsourcing” education. Click here
What will a 30% improvement in math and English mean for South Africa? Click here
Photos from Hazyview’s Open Learning Academy. Click here