Lights On Afterschool & Mental Health

Ikwekwezi FM Interview

We know that learners struggling with their mental well-being will find it difficult to concentrate at school. They will likely experience reduced self-esteem and confidence, and will begin to see academic performance as futile. After School Programmes are a lifeline for learners and provide safe spaces for them to feel supported and eventually thrive. After school programmes help develop learners self-esteem and sense of belonging which are the cornerstones of mental well-being. Supporting learners to believe in themselves encourages them to stay in school – they feel that they belong and can excel.

Listen to Communications & Advocacy Officer, Somila Mjekula, share the ways in which After School programmes support mental health in learners.


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