Hazyview Digital Learning Center Underway

by on March 26, 2012

in GWF, Life

Over the last few weeks, the construction of the Hazyview Digital Learning Center has finally begun. This exciting project has been months in the making and years in the dreaming however it is now underway and will soon be open for the rural learners of the communities around Hazyview, Mpumalanga.

Breaking the ground for the foundations to be laid - Kate Groch

Breaking the ground for the foundations to be laid - Kate Groch

The Digital Learning Center aims to provide a location where rural children and adults can come to use computers and better educate themselves for the future. Not only do the learners have access to PC’s and the internet, but can also register for courses such as the International Computer Drivers License (ICDL), which will open up job opportunities for them in years to come. This centre for African excellence is another location that the Good Work Foundation is setting up to provide access to world class education for rural individuals living in the communities around Londolozi Game Reserve.

Trenches being prepared for the foundations.  The server room will be behind the wall on the right hand side of the picture - Kate Groch

Trenches being prepared for the foundations. The server room will be behind the wall on the right hand side of the picture - Kate Groch

It has been a few weeks and already the foundations have been dug, cement thrown. The battery room and server room have been built and the two digital classrooms are under construction. Behind the scenes the Good Work Foundation is gathering a top class education and management team to run the Hazyview Digital Learning Centre. This team will research the computers and tablets to be used for the digital learning as well as decide on the courses to be run. The Hazyview Digital Learning Centre also aims to use appropriate energy and water systems and continue to raise funds put that in place.

Foundations laid - Kate Groch

Foundations laid - Kate Groch

The building will be completed in the next few months and the computers moved in by mid June 2012.

The northern wall of the learning center with the Hosanna Church in the background - Kate Groch

The northern wall of the learning center with the Hosanna Church in the background - Kate Groch

All of this would not have been possible with the 3.7 million rand investment from (and ongoing support and partnership with) T-systems South Africa. Also involved with the Good Work Foundation in driving this project is the Hosanna Church.

The Good Work Foundation looks forward to keeping you updated as to the progress of the building and opening the digital learning center for all learnes in Mid June.



8 comment on “Hazyview Digital Learning Center Underway”

    Trisha Siegel says:

    That is so exciting! Well done to the entire team, we cannot wait to see it up and running!

    Geri Potter says:

    Congratulations! Your dream is making it possible for others to achieve theirs! Well done!

    Judes says:

    So incredibly exciting, every day some more progress :)

    Georgie Clark says:

    Congratulations , Kate ! So excited this dream is now becoming a reality . You should be very proud of yourself and all the team that is involved .

    Tidi Modise says:

    Nice and congratulations Kate, if you guys need any help with hardware, networks, systems let us know.

    Rich Laburn says:

    Great to see the progress as a tangible reality now. This digital learning center is going to make a world of difference to the lives of rural learners wanting to give themselves a leg up in South Africa. Keep up the great work!

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