The Learning Trust

The Learning Trust is a non-profit, grant making and capacity support service provider whose focus is to support and strengthen local, effective and sustained educational interventions and community clusters that target South Africa's children growing up in conditions of poverty and exclusion.

After School Game Changer (ASGC)


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The Western Cape Government After School Game Changer (ASGC) is working to increase the participation of learners from no- and low-fee schools in after school activities, ensuring regular attendance by significantly improving attractiveness and quality of such programmes for learners. This is a joint venture in partnership with the City of Cape Town and a number of NGO’s.


Goals of the After School Game Changer

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The measure of success, or Key Performance Indicator, is:

At least 20% of no-fee and low-fee learners in the Province - 112 000 learners - regularly and consistently attend quality after school programmes at least twice a week.

The After School Game Changer targets the following outcomes:

Improved attitude towards learning
Improved school outcomes
Improved school retention
Improved matric results
Reduction in risk taking behaviour


The Learning Trust partnership with the After School Gamechanger

To assist in the coordination of the non-governmental sector, The Learning Trust (TLT) has partnered with the After School Game Changer. TLT brings after school non-governmental organisations (NGOs) together to facilitate learning and collaboration. We hope to see an increase in evidence based research in this sector to demonstrate the impact of After School Programmes.

Community of Practice

The After School Community of Practice (CoP) was launched in March 2016 by The Learning Trust, in partnership with the Western Cape Provincial Government’s After School Game Changer (ASGC).

The objective of the CoP is to strengthen the outcomes of the sector through strategic collaboration models that are able to take best practice methodologies and programmes to scale. This objective feeds into the provincial government’s larger strategic framework for the After School sector.

The aim of the CoP is to create space for:

Showcasing best practice models and potential for collaboration models;
Sharing and learning about successes and setbacks of models, to strengthen programmes;
Advocacy to showcase the potential of the sector for formal partnership with local and provincial government authorities and collaborations with civil society; and
Collaboration in content and information that will leverage the quality of programmes and also create opportunities for partnerships and collaboration in the sector.

An output from each CoP has been a learning brief. Please find all the learning briefs on the resource page.
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