THE LEARNING TRUST

Beyond the classroom

The Learning Trust supports the After School sector in South Africa by developing quality practitioners and building sustainable organisations. We offer focused coaching and skills-sharing in a variety of organisational development areas, and provide platforms for networking and collaborations that, in turn, serve children and youth in under-resourced communities.

The Catch-up Coalition receives public funding to employ over 3000 people

TLT has coordinated a Catch-up Coalition of 24 non-profit ASP providers to provide a range of educational support services for learners in need.

The Coalition’s Implementing Partners (IPs) offer diverse programmes, including literacy and numeracy support, subject-specific remediation, arts and culture programmes, sports and recreation activities, and life-skills/ psychosocial support programmes to engage and support learners in the school system. As recipients of the Social Employment Fund (SEF), TLT aims to use the Coalition to lead advocacy to government departments around mainstreaming After School for education recovery, and further maximise employment stimulus packages to capacitate and sustain the sector.

IPs will appoint, train and supervise volunteer tutors, facilitators and coaches to deliver their programme models for up to 16hrs a week at minimum wage over 9 months. Ultimately, the intention is to prepare unemployed people for transitioning into other more sustainable work and entrepreneurial opportunities upon exit.

Coalition- OLICO Programme

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Beyond the Classroom  Quarterly Newsletter

Beyond the Classroom Quarterly Newsletter

Welcome to our first newsletter of 2024! We’re excited to kick off the year by recapping the highlights of the first quarter and sharing our latest updates with you. The Learning Trust has had an incredible start to the year, from hosting a successful Amplify After School Symposium to launching our position paper on the Social Employment Fund (SEF) and its impact on leveraging public employment programmes. Read on to learn more about our recent activities!

Leveraging Public Employment and After School Programmes to Deliver Multiple Outcomes

Leveraging Public Employment and After School Programmes to Deliver Multiple Outcomes

In today’s educational landscape, where challenges in learning and youth unemployment intersect After School Programmes (ASPs) emerge as crucial resources for nurturing young minds and addressing societal needs. However, their potential for impact multiplies when coupled with Public Employment Programmes (PEPs), presenting a unique opportunity to leverage government investments for multifaceted outcomes.   Over the past … Read more

Beyond The Classroom Quarterly Newsletter

Beyond The Classroom Quarterly Newsletter

A Year of Responsive Growth -The Learning Trust has grown this year with several additional team members and projects. We have made significant progress towards our 2023 priorities. Read on to learn more about our recent activities!

Raising the Game

The Learning Trust is developing South Africa’s extended learning sector through the provision of funding and guided organisational support to After School programmes that work to improve educational outcomes of young people living in poverty and exclusion.