Lillydale Digital Learning Centre
In this technological age, life without access to the internet or smart devices means not being able to stay up-to-date with news and global developments, no contact via social media platforms and no opportunity to further your career by compiling a CV, on a word-processing programme and e-mailing it to the appropriate recipient.
In the current global economy and digital market place, 21st century skills are demanded from young people. However access to digital technology is limited in the largely impoverished rural communities adjacent to Sabi Sabi. Here students lack basic opportunities to become proficient in the main language of access: English and digital literacy.
Educational programmes at the Lillydale Digital Learning Centre focuses on teaching children from
the surrounding villages basic literacy and maths in order to prepare themselves for further
education. It also offers a Bridging Academy for all school leavers and second chance learners, who
wish to improve their knowledge in this technological age and determine career paths to which they
are suited and well prepared.
The GWF (Good Work Foundation) – with whom Sabi Sabi proudly partners in this initiative –
reported that at the end of 2019 some 516 learners were positively impacted and to date (June
2020) they have reached 427 learners – this includes both the Open Learning and Bridging Academy
programmes. GWF’s goal is to work toward impacting 27,000 individuals once all clusters are fully
operational and the full scope of campuses completed.
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