The Click Foundation believes that, through effective implementation, technology can shift the education paradigm and make a significant impact in an efficient, cost effective and scalable manner.
Their primary focus is the implementation of an online phonetics based English literacy programme in over 70 under-privileged primary schools, reaching more than 27,000 learners. The programme offers learners the opportunity to work at their own pace through fun and enjoyable activities, navigating their learning journey by means of technology.
Through these interventions, the Click Foundation has also created employment opportunities for over 100 members of local communities and has trained and upskilled over 500 principals, teachers and facilitators. More recently they have also begun piloting various maths programmes.
The prototype, established in 2012, is Hazyview Digital Learning Campus (HDLC) located close to the border of the Greater Kruger National Park. Since opening, more than 1,000 adults have graduated with internationally-recognised qualifications in IT literacy while eight primary schools send a combined 3,100 learners to the campus per week for English, mathematics, and conservation tuition, presented on digital devices.
The first school to attend Hazyview Digital Learning Campus has seen an improvement of over 30% in their year-on-year mathematics and English results. Based on the success of the HDLC prototype, GWF has launched two new digital learning campuses.
Africa’s future depends on the preservation of its biodiversity which provides us with the natural services needed to survive as well as ensure the socio-economic upliftment and education of rural communities. Wildlife ACT is formed by a team of experienced conservationists working to save our endangered and priority wildlife from extinction. The organisation works with communities who live alongside protected wildlife areas to help develop a love and respect for nature and provide communities with reasons to protect it.
Wildlife ACT’s Community Conservation Liaisons work with 17 rural primary schools providing in-school conservation lessons focused on ecological relationships, the importance of preserving biodiversity, and critical conservation issues such as poaching. Their four-day immersive environmental education programmes emphasize hands-on, child-centred discovery activities to teach students conservation concepts which are also designed to inspire a passion for nature conservation.
Note: All beneficiaries are registered South African NGOs
Digital Skills Training Foundation Literacy Skills Training Job Creation & Dedicated Teachers Internet Access in Rural Areas Sustainable Work Solutions