Sometimes photos say it best.
One Londolozi guest recently arrived with the usual: binoculars, bird-book, camera, bug spray, and plenty of back up storage cards for all the photos. But another two full suitcases had us confused. Was this guest staying longer than we thought?
Nope. The two extra bags were full of educational games and toys destined for an incredible rural learning project called “The Open Learning Academy.”
Here is what happened when the stowage was unpacked:
Hangman. Someone’s going to get chopped! We may be in the “digital” age but group boardgames are still so important, and often lacking in rural areas. We were so excited to share these new games that were brought across from the United States.
And he wins. UNO with Hansel, Sbu and Siyabonga at Good Work Foundation’s Open Learning Academy.
Teacher Crispen uses the Boogie Board writing tablets from the US for a quick-fire quiz.
Lebo says: “Take a picture of me! But make it quick because I need to get back to my Memory Game”.
Pride and Tom in their element. These kids are in the Open Learning Academy everyday, working through educational apps on iPads, learning English on the desktop computers, and now, playing boardgames under the Digital Tree of Knowledge.
Thumbs up! A great afternoon in the Hazyview Open Learning Academy.
Group photo with Hazyview Open Learning Academy facilitators, Mr. T and Glenrose.
Lebo says: “One more of me, but let’s make it a selfie.”
The Open Learning Academy at Good Work Foundation is one of the projects that Londolozi isn’t just “involved” with. We live it, we love it and, in the case of Londolozi Rangers, James Tyrrell and Pete Fleck, we run for it.
These photos explode with the energy of one of this continent’s most exciting educational projects.
And we just wanted to share a small piece of the huge joy that the Londolozi extended family of friends and visitors create.