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Targeted learning for a better South Africa

Most of South Africa’s Grade 4 learners can’t read for meaning in any language. And in the rural areas where we work, youth unemployment is over 70%. How can we fix this?

Good Work Foundation’s Ecosystem of Learning and Working delivers targeted learning programmes to thousands of rural adults and children every week. This is just one of the ways we’re educating our youth and building a better South Africa.

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An Ecosystem of Learning and Working

We have pioneered a unique holistic ecosystem that partners with young people in their journey to becoming well-rounded, employable citizens.

We offer complementary creative and digital education to primary school learners, and bridging education and vocation-driven training to school-leavers. Then, we help place graduates at our partner tourism, farming and contact-centre establishments.

That’s our superpower as a non-profit organisation – being at the junction of philanthropy and social enterprise development!

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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Susan Strauss: When strangers become part of the GWF family

Susan Strauss: When strangers become part of the GWF family

Often, in the busy-ness of life, we focus on being productive, successful and well-put-together individuals. This focus can sometimes give us tunnel vision  – we forget that we are part of a greater whole, and that there are incredible opportunities to connect with others

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Did you know we employ graduates?

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Do you want to be a partner?

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

Join our family of valued sponsors and friends who are helping us transform lives, one tablet and one child at a time.

Here’s what our partner Bronwyn Varty-Laburn of Londolozi has to say:

“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.”

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