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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 Inaugural ‘Leading from the Heart’ Event is a Success in New York City

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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Wonderful work done by the Good Work Foundation. The organisation is just growing more and more. Great blog Ryan.

Ryan James
Contributor

Thanks Marinda! Please pop in when you come past next.

Joan Schmiidt
Digital Tracker

Ryan, I loved this article – especially seeing Billie Jean King talk – so amazing what you are doing. Thank you so much for heading this organization – I know it takes a lot of hard work.

Ryan James
Contributor

Thanks Joan, what a privilege to meet Billie Jean. I joined Kate Groch and the team on the GWF mission almost six years ago and I am continually amazed by the love and dedication here. Amazingly, we are now over 100 people.

Ian Hall
Digital Tracker

Well done, this is the sort of event that differentiates Londolozi from many of it’s competitors – which in the long run is their loss.

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Bravo to all who participated in this inaugural event. The GWF is so timely and important for the development of good citizens of the world and this offshoot will continue to support and bring awareness to to those in need of care and encouragement.

Ryan James
Contributor

Thanks so much Denise. I will share your words with the team – it’s always encouraging for us to get feedback. I hope you have seen our new video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVeKGHSyerQ&t=3s.

Vin Beni
Digital Tracker

Incredible evolution to 26,000 learners. I remember when…
Look forward to our visit to Hazy view next month!
Loved your visit to Sarasota and the new video!

Ryan James
Contributor

Can’t wait to see you and Michele! Not quite at 26,000 yet, but once the Hazyview Cluster is complete, that’s our target.

Vin Beni
Digital Tracker

I totally cracked up laughing when I read your description: The Palm, a famous westside hangout.
I don’t believe I’ve ever seen it described that way!

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

Ryan, Congratulations on organizing such a powerful and meaningful event! We were proud to be a part of it. We are honored to know all of you and are inspired every day by your tireless passion for this incredible initiative. The Varty Family history with Kate that built this “ship” was the origin of the dream, and now the ever-growing results will be the legacy for generations to come! Bravo!

Ryan James
Contributor

Thank you Michael, and we are so appreciative of the continued support of the All Heart Fund and the extended Sarasota community. Thank you Terri and Beth for joining us in New York.

Linda Rawles
Digital Ranger

I love it! Our third trip to Londolozi and a talk by Dave Varty inspired my husband and me to start our own nonprofit, which is scholarshipping talented young people to become active in ecotourism and anti-poaching as trackers/rangers. See how ubuntu grows? I have sent in an inquiry about having an event for GWF in Arizona!

Ryan James
Contributor

Thanks Linda – that is amazing – I am looking forward to connecting so that we can hear the full story. We have received your enquiry and we’re excited!

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