Dumphries Digital Learning Campus
GWF’s Dumphries Digital Learning Campus opened in 2019 in Dumphries, a village located in the Thulamahashe area of the Ehlanzeni district in Mpumalanga. It is part of the Bushbuckridge Local Municipality.
Dumphries village is located in a beautiful part of South Africa, surrounded by scenic landscapes and natural beauty. Overall, you'll find a welcoming and close-knit community here.
A wonderful collaboration was born when partners from the Sabi Sand Nature Reserve and across the world came together to help us develop this campus; these partners included the Dulini, Ulusaba, Leopard Hills and Inyathi lodges. Representatives from the All Heart Fund were at the opening of the campus, at which adventurer Sibusiso Vilane spoke.
The Dumphries campus employs 16 staff members, 69% of whom are women. The Bridging Year Academy programme has an annual enrolment of about 70 young adults, and about 850 children from five primary schools attend the Open Learning Academy on campus – making a significant educational contribution to this rural community.
- “Investec is a proud supporter of the Good Work Foundation digital learning campus model. I have seen first-hand how this innovative South African team is reimagining education so that more young Africans are part of a digital future.”— Fani Titi, CEO of Investec
- “Absa is one of the long-standing donors supporting the vision and mission of the Good Work Foundation. Our support continues because of the great and sustainable impact we see them realise in the communities they work in.”— Sazini Mojapelo, former managing executive for corporate citizenship at Absa Group
- “We have been so blessed to have been founding partners of the Good Work Foundation’s story, from its 1997 dreams to its vision, creation and humble beginnings in 2012 to now.”— Dave Varty, co-founder and owner of Londolozi Game Reserve
Dumphries Digital Learning Campus Manager
How you'd describe your own personal brand?
I believe in education, QUALITY education, so I my job is to lead young people to become what they have always dreamt of, by giving them hope, and confidence to take on the world and fact that my success didn’t/doesn’t come easy doesn’t mean everyone else should experience the same. Leaders pave ways for the people they are leading.
What are your goals and aspirations?
I have always aspired to be an IT technician/programmer or a social worker my goal is to achieve either one this in the next 5 years and give back to my community.
What do you consider to be your most impressive achievements?
I started at Good Work Foundation as a student in 2015, in 2017 I was appointed as a Bridge Learning Academy (BYA) facilitator. Within almost 2 years I was appointed as the BYA programme coordinator and in a space of about 4 years I was appointed as the Dumphries campus manager.
What's one quirky or fun fact about you?
I hate killing crawling insects and I find snakes cute.