About the Author

Ryan James

Guest contributor

I am the Head of Development at Londolozi's not-for-profit partner organisation, the Good Work Foundation (GWF). GWF focuses on education, in particular helping people living in rural areas to connect to a new, digital Africa and all of its opportunities.

View Ryan's profile


on Kate Groch’s TED Talk

Join the conversationJoin the conversation

Amazing! Well done Kate, such a brave and strong lady you are to do that!

I agree with you 100%; it should not matter where you are born. You, GWF, the Learning center and the technology you have provided have given everyone who wants an education access to it. That is a phenomenal achievement and one worth emulating around the world. I especially appreciate the phrase “they must CHOOSE to walk through the door!” That makes ALL the difference! Here in the U.S., I believe too many times, children have school shoved down their throats. They do NOT appreciate, nor do the parents, the amazing opportunities they have; they take it for granted and get pushed through the system. Choosing to learn is an individual’s choice and those who truly want it thrive and achieve. When we visited Londolozi, we had the great privilege of seeing this action. It made a profound impact on all of us, but specifically our daughters who are pursuing education degrees in college and grad school. Encouraging children to WANT to learn is now first and foremost in their plans. Thank you for all you do and for sharing it with all of us!

Jill Grady

Great blog Ryan, and fantastic TED talk Kate, as well as the great work that you do at the Hazyview Digital Learning Centre. I think it is absolutely possible to change the face of education in rural Africa with the use of educational technology, the passion of educators such as yourself and the incredible spirit of the African people. Keep up the great work and I look forward to seeing the graduation photos in September 2014!

GWF actually has a mid-year graduation coming up in March/April, Jill. I am sure Kate will keep everyone posted!

I think Kate and the Good Work Foundation are changing the face of education in South Africa. Great work!

Thanks Judy. Your ongoing support means so much to the team at GWF!

Inspiring! Thanks Kate for all the good work, so well done.

So cool!! Kate you are a rock star!!! Congrats on all that you do and now getting your message out to the world! My greatest joy is helping you shout it from the mountain tops! You go girl!

I agree Jenifer. You go Kate and the team 🙂 Thank you for helping us shout it from the mountain tops!

Laura-Jane Colepeper

Wow, how inspirational. Thank you. How can i be useful?


My brother recommended I may like this web site. He was entirely right.
This submit actually made my day. You can not believe simply
how much time I had spent for this info! Thanks!

Connect with Londolozi

Follow Us

One moment...
Be the first to this photo
You and 1 others this photo

Filed under
10 April, 2798
Add Profile