Local Community Partners
The power of access to digital education to transform the lives of young people in rural African communities
Good Work Foundation Justicia Digital Learning Centre (JDLC)
In addition to the SLT’s flagship community partnerships, we support key local partners including the Good Work Foundation (GWF), who provide access to online digital learning hubs in the rural villages, adjacent to Singita Sabi Sand.
SLT was a primary sponsor for the local GWF Campus - JDLC - outside Newington Gate - between 2018 and 2020, and now partners with this campus as part of a broader collaboration.
GWF’s innovative programmes include:
- An Open Learning Academy that supports English, Mathematics, and e-learning access from Grade 4 (aged 10) and up.
- A Bridging Academy that prepares high school graduates to step into the job market or further education. In addition to IT and communication training, student counsellors provide detailed career guidance.
- Further accredited training, aligned with local community needs, is available at the GWF’s Conservation, IT, and Travel and Tourism Academies.
Singita Lowveld Trust
In South Africa, the Singita Lowveld Trust manages a wide range of conservation projects in Singita Sabi Sand and Singita Kruger National Park – from anti-poaching initiatives to wildlife research & land management, sustainability efforts and community partnership projects such as early childhood development, digital learning and a world-class culinary school.
A highly skilled team of tracking dogs and handlers enhance anti-poaching efforts in the Sabi Sand Reserve, while the Trust’s partnership with the global conservation NGO Panthera has shown that the area is home to the largest density of leopards of any protected area surveyed in South Africa. The Panthera’s Furs for Life project – of which Singita is a partner – has reduced the demand for leopard skins with 50%.