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Investing in the sustainable future of South African youth

The After School sector offers a diversity of programmes, models, and focus areas that are all united by a common goal: to enable learners to thrive and succeed. Given the belief that our future is in the hands of our youth, it is reasonable to expect that the investments put into education actually result in quality learning outcomes for youth.

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

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

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!

Unveiling the Management Accelerator Programme for After School Managers 

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

Annual Lights On After School Movement calls to end a failing education system

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

Beyond the Classroom Quarterly Newsletter

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.

2022 Annual Report

The Learning Trust’s 2022 annual report reflects on our journey in the first year of our three-year strategy. We’re proud to share our lessons, opportunities and accomplishments in pursuit of our ultimate goal: to increase the number of young people in underserved communities with the requisite competencies to succeed beyond their school age. We believe … Read more

Building thriving and sustainable communities one organization at a time

Written by Malibongwe Nkunkuma, TLT Programmme Officer Supporting emerging organizations is one of the most fundamental aspects in our quest to build thriving and sustainable communities. As the backbone of any nation, communities comprise of social units which share commonality such as place, norms, values, and identity, but more crucially they are sites of individual … Read more

Beyond the Classroom Quarterly Newsletter

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.