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.
Check out our second 2022 newsletter as we highlight the best activities from the After School sector in South Africa
Our 2021 annual report serves a dual purpose. On the one hand, we share the key ways in which we leveraged partnerships, resources, and initiatives to support the sector in the past year. On the other hand, we’ve segmented the report to illustrate the outcomes of our three-year strategy across the three pillars of our work. We invite you to explore the manifestation of all this work.