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Digital Skills Can Help in All Areas, Even Wildlife Conservation!

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ICDL can lead to many things, but for one young South African woman, the opportunity to blend technology and conservation brought her face-to-face with a rhino.

Agreement Msume took an ‘Introduction to Wildlife Monitoring’ course, organised by the Good Work Foundation. This course empowers young rural South Africans to be participants in the economy of wildlife and conservation, aiming to blend digital learning and tech-skill with practical conservation experience.

The students taking the ‘Introduction to Wildlife Monitoring’ course are required, amongst other modules, to complete two ICDL Advanced modules: Advanced Presentation and Advanced Spreadsheets. By mastering spreadsheets, they are helping each student to prepare for work in the economy of wildlife that is likely to include data capturing. During the course, Agreement and her fellow classmates had the opportunity to spend two weeks caring for rhinos at the world’s largest rhino sanctuary, ‘Care for Wild AFRICA’.

The Good Work Foundation has been a registered ICDL Accredited Test Centre since 2010. With three campuses registered and over 1,000 candidates going through the program, they are making a big impact in our rural communities situated within the Kruger National Park.

The Good Work Foundation mission is to lead a focused, achievable digitally (em)powered education model for rural Africa.

More information about this project can be found on the website of the Good Work Foundation.

Tags: Africa