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Shannon Dawson

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Shannon was first exposed to Londolozi as a guest when she was a young girl. Straight away she was in awe at the warm feeling she got from the people and the place. After growing up in Johannesburg she graduated with honours in ...

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on Celebrating 10 Years of the Good Work Foundation

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Dave and the GWF team, Congratulations on 10 years – it has flown by! What started as a dream has become so much more than that! We hope the whole GWF team is feeling proud of what you have accomplished. Thousands of children and young adults continue to have opportunities because of the education and training they receive!

We have been so blessed to work with you and to help foster the dream through our All Heart Fund. Working with Dave, Shan and Kate in 2013, our hope of celebrating a special young woman started with an idea. Today Leanna Knopik’s legacy is inspiring young adults to “lead with their hearts” across all the GWF campuses with the “Leanna Knopik Cup” – given to the students with the biggest heart!

We have been lucky to visit the schools and to be introduced to some of the students, and to see the learning centers in action – so exciting! We would encourage everyone to explore the GWF website and add their support.

We look forward to our next visit, and continuing to celebrate and support the GWF over the next 10 years!

Wow! What an amazing story, Michael & Terri. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

Congratulations on a great achievement. May you go from strength to strength.

It really is a wonderful achievement, thank you Babs.

Shannon, thank you for the update on the Good Work Foundation. Congratulations to them and Londolozi on the 10 year anniversary.

Thank you so much William, it has been such a beautiful journey.

Thank you Shannon for highlighting the GWF on their 10th anniversary. Your article is a good reminder to all of us, that Londolozi is not just about providing the ultimate Safari experience, but understands the importance of education and how it will ultimately affect the future of South Africa. Nelson Mandela’s words have never been truer than now – education is is key to a better future for our earth’s inhabitants.

Very true Denise, we are so lucky to be living Nelson Mandela’s legacy here every day!

Huge congratulations to The Good Work Foundation on their auspicious ten year anniversary! The vision of Kate and the Varty’s to create something so radically transformative and important is worthy of celebration all year ’round. Thank you for posting this Shannon, all the best for your “second half” (mine has been awesome!), and kudos to all!!!

Thank you Paul, the GWF continues to inspire us all here at Londolozi.

This truly is a great project Shannon and I take my hat off to those who developed it and are involved in it. Great to see these kids get an education – knowledge is success. Thank you for sharing.

Thank you Leonie, we are so excited to be apart of many years to come, working with the GWF.

Love the message and appreciate the work being done. So incredible. No way Shannon looks like she is in her second half of life tho 😉

Thank you Anita. It really is such an amazing achievement, and we are so grateful to have been apart of it.

Congratulations on the 10th Anniversary of GWF. Its vision is so necessary for the future. Well done and kudos to all involved.

Thank you, Kara. We look forward to many happy years working together to create a difference within South Africa!

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