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Our why

Our why

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Our mission

At GWF, we challenge HOW we learn, WHAT we learn, and WHO has access to learning. 

GWF aims to provide access to world-class, wonder-filled learning to rural South Africans, an education that prepares our learners and students for a digital future.

We know that investing in the education of our youth is how we will have the most impact in our communities. Connecting more young people to the digital economy will change their lives, their families and their communities forever.

Our dream is to see rural South African communities flourishing in the 21st-century digital world.

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Why the need for GWF?

Good Work Foundation (GWF) is an education non-profit that believes in a future where rural African people are confident participants in the Fourth Industrial Revolution and are agents of change, seamlessly plugged into local communities and global networks.

Together with those who are reimagining education with us, GWF will continue to create innovative digital learning campuses, responsive education programmes and demand-led social enterprises, all designed to create an accessible, opportunity-packed world for current and future generations of rural South Africans.

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An Ecosystem of Learning and Working

We offer creative and wonder-filled digital education, complementary to the school curriculum, to primary school learners in Grades 3 to 7.

For school-leavers, we offer courses that “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!

Award-winning digital education programmes

Over 5 000 rural children per year experience wonder-filled learning, opening pathways to a brighter future.

Over 500 rural youth trained in our bridging year and specialised bridging academies

Preparing children for employment in the future

Meaningful employment at GWF's social enterprise or in local growth industries

Each job supports 5 to 7 dependants, boosting the local economy & reversing urban migration

Profit from social enterprise injected back into GWF

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  • “Good Work Foundation is about growing great human beings in a shared humanity. It’s remarkable to watch the human spirit come back to life if children are given a chance to dream.”
    — Bronwyn Varty-Laburn, Londolozi Game Reserve
  • “We visited one of GWF’s campuses and were inspired by their remarkable combination of high tech with high touch, by their two generation strategies that offer state-of-the art digital learning platforms for children and adults, and by their adaptive capacity to link rural communities with 21st century skill building.”
    — Sterling Speirn, past president and CEO of the WK Kellogg Foundation
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
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