‘Helping kids recover,’ with the Lights On After School movement

Under the theme #helpingkidsrecover, this year the focus will be how non-profit after-school programmes (ASPs) are helping vulnerable children to recover what has been lost over the last 18 months of the pandemic. The sector engaged in various activities throughout October to showcase their efforts to change the lives of SA’s youth for the better.


“Learning gaps are not new; we have long left many young people behind with every year of schooling, leading to grade repetition and dropout. Covid’s trail of destruction has only deepened these learning losses. Catch-up intervention is therefore critical, and this is where the ASP sector proves pivotal in improving learning outcomes and nurturing holistic development,” said Sibongile Khumalo, executive director of The Learning Trust.

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