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Rural development and job creation become more feasible as the new digital African marketplace – together with its infrastructure and “cloud” – expand out of urban areas and into the previously low-tech areas of rural Africa.

VillageUp is a start-up for-profit enterprise based at Hazyview Digital Learning Campus. Operating as a Customer Interaction Centre or service desk, VillageUp has created a formidable private employment opportunity in provincial South Africa, leading to meaningful skills-training, job creation and income generation.

Graduates of the Hazyview Digital Learning Campus Bridging Academy and the IT Career-Training Academy have the option of matching their skills to a real opportunity without having to relocate to urban South Africa.

What’s more, 100% of the profits generated at VillageUp are reinvested back into the learning programmes at the campus.

This ecosystem of learning and working aims to: 1) Meet the strategic needs of national corporations; 2) Support skills-development, job creation and innovation in rural communities; and, 3) Sustain the campus and its learning programmes.

VillageUp currently employs 23 entry-level IT support engineers and its customers include T-Systems South Africa, Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles, Consol, Yes4Youth and Eskom.

GWF plans to continue to couple strategic academies with for-profit enterprises at HDLC.

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  • Ricardo Akhona Peterse - December 12, 2019 - 1:33 pm

    Good day team Good work foundation. I’m Ricardo Akhona PETERSE. From a small rural town/ community called Victoria west, northern cape. I’m a founding & managing director of Victoria west tours (Pty) ltd, qualified tour GUIDE/ Photographer/ entrepreneur/_cultural activist and future philanthropist. Our challenges are we lack business experience and funding opportunities, mentorship & INCUBATIng that can assist to achieve our business plans objectives/ goals and employ staff to our businesses and help curb the unemployment.

    Can you please incubate or assist us with your business development through your system.

  • Nomthandaso - October 18, 2019 - 1:35 pm

    I Would LOVE to become one of ur studies one day