2:00 PM14:00

Gauteng Director's Circle

There are often a number of difficulties, complexities and curiosities that organisational leaders are faced with and do not get the space to collectively discuss. 

Join fellow Directors in a two-hour conversation to craft a platform through which NPO Directors in the After School space can learn, share, network, and explore a range of common issues as determined by you.

Please note that this event is by invite only, contact to RSVP.

We look forward to your engagement!

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9:00 AM09:00

Western Cape Director's Circle

There are often a number of unique complexities and curiosities that organisational leaders face on a daily basis and do not get the chance to talk about in like-minded spaces.

The Learning Trust will be hosting a Director’s Circle for Directors of our grantee partners and Alumni in the Western Cape on Friday the 31st of May.

The sessions are by invite only, for any queries contact:

See you there!

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8:30 AM08:30

EC CoP Meeting 2: OASIS Pilot Project Implementation

Join us at the second OASIS CoP in this year's season where we finalise the plans towards our Pilot Project Implementation, the OASIS School of Dialogue and revisions to our Mobile App. See below the agenda for the day:

  • Review of OCT Action Points

  • OASIS School of Dialogue

  • OASIS Mobile App

  • OASIS Pilot Project

  • Funding Proposal

  • MoU - The Learning Trust

  • Response from The Learning Trust Executive Director, Sibongile Khumalo  

  • Check-out

RSVP to Mark Lamani at

Looking forward to our engagement!

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9:00 AM09:00

WC CoP Meeting 2: Why learners attend After School Programmes

Do you want to better understand why learners attend your After School Programme and how you can reach those learners who don’t?

Join us at the upcoming Community of Practice event to share and gain valuable insights, information and networks as we address the questions:

  • What attracts learner’s to after school programmes?

  • How are after school programmes maintaining participation over time?

  • What are the latest South African research findings?


RSVP here as space is limited.

For enquiries contact:

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to 28 Mar

2019 Seminars: Understanding development through 'Behavioural Change'

After School Programmes are highly underestimated and undervalued in terms of the developmental benefits they hold for child and youth participants as well as young adults employed in the sector.

More than just a place of safety, it is often a hub of activity defined by human connection. Whether it’s an academic tutoring programme, reading club, sports game or drama & dance class, young people participating in extended learning activities get to connect with each other. In such spaces they are given the opportunity to enjoy a participatory activity that is filled with fun, an opportunity to express themselves, to be acknowledged, and to acknowledge and help others while learning a new skill.

In addition, these young people connect with adult after school practitioners (tutors, coaches, etc.) who take the time to acknowledge, nurture and SEE them as young people developing into greater versions of themselves.

Yet, do we understand the real impact of this work on the behaviour of a young person? And how does our valuable work in the after school space contribute to constructive behavioural change for young people living in a destructive context as a result of social and economic brutality.

Our one day seminar in 2019 seeks to help our grantees explore the above-mentioned theme. We aim to start with a morning session that will be a basic introduction to the science of Behavioural Change and an afternoon session where they get to unpack how this knowledge applies to grantees’ work and how it could be used to better monitor, evaluate and articulate their value add in their programmes.

We will be having one seminar per province, as per details below…

12 March, 10h00 - 15h00. Ikamva Youth: 47 Westminster Rd, Salt River, Cape Town, 7925. (Western Cape)

14 March, 10h00 - 15h00. Ikamva Youth: 49 Boshoff Rd, President Park AH, Midrand, 1685. (Gauteng)

28 March, 10h00 - 15h00. Assumption Development Centre: Nceme St. Makhanda, 6139. (Eastern Cape)

To secure your spot at one of these seminars, please complete the RSVP form here.

Looking forward to see you there!

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9:00 AM09:00

WC CoP Meeting 1: The importance of After School in narrowing the opportunity gap

The Western Cape Education Department announced their grade 12 results in early January, revealing a slight drop in the overall pass rate, a higher number of bachelor passes, a higher failure rate, as well as a lower drop-out of grade 10 to 12 learners from the system. We know that many matriculants continue to fail or do badly in their final year of school, which further widens the opportunity gap for young people.

Our next CoP will focus on making the link between the opportunity gap with After School programmes (or extended learning/support for in-school learners). Our speakers will talk us through their personal experience working with learners and what ASPs can do to address this gap. We will explore the link between the quality of learners coming out of the schooling system and whether they are well prepared for post-school and what ASPs can do to improve on this preparation.

Join us on Wednesday 27 February, 9am - 1pm
Isivivana Centre
8 Mzala Street (Corner of Mzala & Julius Tsholo Streets)
Khayelitsha, Cape Town

To book your place: Click here

We look forward to welcoming you!

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10:00 AM10:00

OASIS Stakeholder Breakfast

The Learning Trust and the Centre for Community Schools are hosting a Stakeholder Breakfast under the banner of the OASIS (Organising After School and In School) Community of Practice in Port Elizabeth on the 28th of November 2018, 10h00 – 12h00, at Nelson Mandela University, Missionvale Campus.

For more details, please contact

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9:00 AM09:00

After School Community of Practice Meeting

The Learning Trust, in partnership with the After School Game Changer, invites you to join our fourth and final Community of Practice (CoP) meeting for 2018.

In our sector, we work with volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds. With this event, we explore strategies for attracting, up-skilling and retaining volunteers for maximum impact. Join us as we share insights on how to make volunteerism an enriching experience for all.

Venue: Philippi Village, Cwangco Crescent, Philippi, 7781, Cape Town
To book your place: Click here

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