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Ryan James

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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.

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on Is Hazyview The African City Of The Future?

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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

This is great news Ryan. Hazyview is developing rapidly. I remember visiting Hazyview for the first time about 38 years ago. It was a very small village with a fuel station and a few small shops. In the last 10 years it has become a major business and shopping hub. It is just logical that it has now become the eduacation center of the Lowveld.

Ryan James
Contributor

Wow, 38 years ago! That’s amazing Marinda, and yes, we believe it can become a pioneering town beyond just tourism!

Vin Beni
Senior Digital Ranger

The program will help to slow down the growing digital divide and higher youth unemployment in the future–TOTALLY VISIONARY.
The rapid pace of program growth and expansion is absolutely remarkable–all with measurable results. Congrats to Kate and Ryan and their entire team. We can’t wait to visit Hazyview upon our return in July.

Ryan James
Contributor

Hi Vin – thanks! We are excited to see the All Heart crew too. Looking forward to sharing more measurable results, but we are really excited to be building a “deep” programme that has the potential to scale to other rural African areas.

Victoria Auchincloss
Digital Ranger

This is a wonderful project!!!! Congratulations to everyone involved, and also a gold star ⭐️ to you all.

Ryan James
Contributor

Thank you Victoria 🙂

Ian Hall
Senior Digital Ranger

Ah , seeing the wider picture, essential for businesses these days , well some anyway.

Ryan James
Contributor

Agreed Ian. What’s great is when we can come up with solutions that make “profit” sense for a business and still show positive social impact beyond the balance sheet.

Susan Strauss
Senior Digital Ranger

Indeed Hazyview is! Very exciting developments, Ryan as you help people see each other’s common interests to build opportunities for so many brilliant people. Bravo and much love from the States.

Ryan James
Contributor

Thank you Susan. It was such an honor to have you at the recent launch of our new campus. Thank you from the whole team!

Leonie De Young
Explorer

Ryan, it is so refreshing to read such a positive blog. This program is wonderful in that it gives young people an incentive to succeed in the world. This is certainly one way that modern technology is a positive thing and it gives young people a sense of worth, experience and hopefully gainful employment. Thanks to you and all at Londolozi for partnering to help young people. Truly heartwarming.

Ryan James
Contributor

Thanks Leonie, we are extremely lucky to have Londolozi partner with us. They have always brought ideas, connections, resources and of course, love and encouragement (as it can be a scary place growing up in the NGO world). Thanks for your kind words 🙂

Judith Guffey
Senior Digital Ranger

This makes me smile broadly on a Sunday morning in Hawai’i. Aloha.

Ryan James
Contributor

Thanks Judy – I was “relatively” closer to you than normal on Sunday morning 🙂 Next time I’ll make the hop across to your part of the world!

Judith Guffey
Senior Digital Ranger

I’ll be waiting with open arms and a smile😍🤗

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