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’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
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
The recently published 2021 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) found that 81% of Grade 4 learners in South Africa can’t read for meaning. This is up from 78% in 2016, largely on the back of the Covid-19 pandemic. The study showed that Grade 4s lost the equivalent of 80% of a year of learning between … Read more
Good Hope FM Interview The rise in reports of mental illness amongst young people is alarming. Over the last few years young people have been and are still dealing with grief, loss of family income, educational setbacks, and doubt regarding their future plans. They are experiencing, quite understandably increased anxiety, hopelessness and depression. ASPs play … Read more
This event will bring together all our funded partners across the country to harness wisdom, practice, and experience. Convening all grantees at the mid-point of their grant will allow us to forge inter-provincial connections, acknowledge good practice, identify critical knowledge gaps, celebrate accomplishments, and identify common trends to inform CoPs, research, and professional development. This … Read more
Our 2021 annual report serves a dual purpose. On the one hand, we share the key ways in which we leveraged partnerships, resources, and initiatives to support the sector in the past year. On the other hand, we’ve segmented the report to illustrate the outcomes of our three-year strategy across the three pillars of our work. We invite you to explore the manifestation of all this work.