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Our mission, values and vision

We challenge HOW we learn, WHAT we learn and WHO has access to learning.
We believe in a future where rural African people are confident participants in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
We strive for excellence, creativity and innovation, respect, learning, nurturing and fun in all our endeavours.

Good Work Foundation is a non-profit education organisation that has pioneered a unique Ecosystem of Learning and Working on the edge of rural Bushbuckridge, one of South Africa’s largest informal economies. 

This ecosystem delivers experiential learning programmes to children and adults in locally managed digital learning campuses – five in Mpumalanga and one in the Free State.

The campuses, built to be adaptable to the needs of an emerging 4IR economy, give rural youth access to a world of wonder – spanning everything from English literacy, numeracy and digital skills training to coding, robotics, IT, yoga, mindfulness, conservation and creative arts.

For more than a decade, in areas where the youth unemployment rate soars to over 70%, Good Work Foundation has been reimagining education to bring a sense of discovery and wonder back into the classroom – inspiring young people and igniting hope for the future in an area.

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History of Good Work Foundation

Who would have thought that a teacher with a taste for adventure and an audacious vision to reimagine education could rally people around her to transform a dusty, disused banana-packing shed into a high-tech digital learning campus?

Find out more about the origins of our pioneering non-profit education model.

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Our Ecosystem of Learning and Working

We have pioneered an ecosystem whereby we partner with young people on their journey to becoming well-rounded, employable citizens.

We offer wonder-filled digital education, complementary to the school curriculum, to Grade 3 to Grade 7 learners.

For school-leavers, we offer courses that quite literally “bridge the gap” between high school and the next big step in their lives, as well as vocation-driven training.

Then, we help place graduates at our partner tourism and contact centre establishments – bringing the education journey full circle to meaningful employment!

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Our campuses

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Our Exco, Manco and Board

We are governed and guided by a passionate team of individuals who share Good Work Foundation’s vision – to deliver wonder-filled 21st-century learning opportunities to rural and marginalised communities.

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Meet the team

Meet our team of extraordinary Good Work Foundation employees, who bring the wonder, magic and joy of learning to thousands of young people across our six campuses every week!

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  • Leap Foundation
  • Airlink
  • Londolozi
  • Findlay & Niemeyer
  • HCI Foundation
  • Lillydale Literacy Project
  • ABSA
  • esiDulini Community Trust
  • Abbeydale
  • Amplify
  • Konica Minolta South Africa
  • Charities Unlimited
  • The Mpumalanga Department of Education
  • Singita
  • Majik Foundation
  • Leopard Hills Private Game Lodge
  • Mazda Foundation South Africa
  • The All Heart Fund
  • Rhino Africa
  • Sabi Sabi
  • More Community Trust
  • Sabi Sands Pfunanani Trust
  • Macrobert Attorneys
  • Investec Rhino Lifeline
  • Inyati Private Game Reserve

Keen to partner with us?

Help us bring wonder-filled digital education to rural children and young adults – it’s an investment in South Africa’s future!

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Governance and financials

We pride ourselves on adhering to the highest standards of corporate governance and fiscal discipline, with oversight provided by our highly capable Board of Directors. 

Our financial statements and annual reports are available for our partners and donors to peruse by emailing

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Did you know?

  • Question:
    How many schools do we serve?
    29 schools and 225+ teachers in the Hazyview campus cluster
  • Question:
    How much does each hour of teaching cost?
    Our new way of learning and teaching costs as little as $0.96 per taught hour
  • Question:
    How many full-time staff does the Hazyview cluster have?
    147 full-time staff; 65% are from communities around our campuses

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