The accreditation of GoDigitalSA Foundation’s by STEM.org reinforces the Foundation’s ability to promote the learning of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics since its establishment in 2018.
The ongoing journey has included embracing the Arts – STEAM – with initiatives like the Foundation’s 2020 WebTalk on the life of the literary icon and poet, Professor Mazisi Kunene.
Making digital knowledge and learning a lifestyle in this disruptive time of the global pandemic, means that the Foundation has to look beyond COVID-19. One 2020 initiative was its WebTalk on ‘COVID-19: An Era of Transformation in Education and Learning Ecosystem’.
A key enabler is the GoDigital Foundation’s partnership approach like its partnering with Ithala on this Ithala Education Platform for Grade 12 learners which flows from the related 2020 pilot project.
Other partnership footprints include the collaboration with Nolwazi for the 2020 Computer Science Education Week on the topic Leveraging Innovation & Technology to Fight GBVF. Another is the partnership with Microsoft and its STEM-focussed #MakeWhatsNext and DigiGirls campaigns.
According to the World Economic Forum, 65% of children entering primary school today will end up working in completely new jobs that don’t yet exist. Win-win partnerships are now more crucial than ever if we are to help our learners flourish effectively and rapidly in and beyond the 4IR.
The GoDigitalSA Foundation’s ethos imbeds saying ‘if you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together’.