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.
Over the years, The Learning Trust has been diligently building a network of After School Programmes (ASPs) and dedicated individuals nationwide. We aim to unite and empower emerging leaders from diverse ASPs, igniting their journey toward excellence. This year, we introduced the Management Accelerator programme for After School Managers, a groundbreaking initiative designed to foster … Read more
As South African schools enter the final exam phase for the year, all eyes are on the education sector, and the academic performance of students. While the official matric pass rate for 2022 was recorded as 80.1%, many educational experts highlighted the high student drop-out rate, which realistically puts the pass rate at under 55%. … Read more
The Learning Trust is coordinating a national, ecosystemic and multi-stakeholder effort to tackle the devastating learning losses that have resulted from the Covid-19 pandemic.