after school

GP Community of Practice: Mental well- being

Working in an After School Programme (ASP) requires us to support learners in various ways, including psychosocially. It is important that we look after our own well-being to be able to do this. We cannot be there for our learners when we are running on empty. The Learning Trust invites all practitioners and leaders of … Read more

The Data Collective

You are invited to the first Data Collective of 2022. This session will provide a brief feedback on the trends we are seeing from 2018, 2019, 2021 attendance data. We will share Data Collection Guidelines for your input as we co-create knowledge for the After School sector. You will engage in discussion about Monitoring, Evaluation, … Read more

Girls Camp

United Through Sport – changing young lives in Gqebhera with After School

Our Eastern Cape grantee, United through Sport, was featured in Algoa FM’s weekly segment, Algoa Cares. This was our effort to put a spotlight on the work of After School programmes across the country in order to celebrate the Lights On movement. [button link=”″ newwindow=”yes”] Listen to interview…[/button]    

Impacting Lives beyond South Africa: the conversation with Sixolile Mabombo continues

Sixolile Mabombo, TLT’s new Board Chairperson dove into a 2-hour long chat with us. In Part 2 of our conversation, we dig a little deeper. We uncover her thoughts on, the best fundraising models for the After School sector; the biggest lessons she’s learned whilst working in the sector; plus, her vision and bold plans for The Learning Trust.

‘ASAP in the Park’ Makhanda Event

This is an opportunity for the After School community to network, connect, distress and participate in some mindfulness exercises. Mindfulness exercises by Professor Krueger, HoD at Rhodes Uni- Drama Department.

Lights On After School Webinar

Raising the visibility of the sector, its value and impact, requires us to collectively build a common language to communicate its importance. Join us as we explore what advocacy can look like for the After School sector and outline the ways we can all participate in the global #LightsOnAfterschool activities this month!

GP Community of Practice: ‘Learner Recruitment & Retention’

Over the last two years, COVID-19, school platooning, programme closures, and the continued apprehension of in-person After School sessions have negatively impacted learner attendance in many After School Programmes. The Learning Trust invites you to explore learner recruitment and retention strategies. We will also look at the role that parents and schools can play, and … Read more

Directors’ Circle

All Directors in the After School sector are invited to attend the Directors’ Circle. A co-constructed space to connect, teach and learn with your leadership peers in an engaging and safe environment.   Previous Circle’s have covered personal, organisational, and sectoral topics such as motivation, organisational culture, leadership transformation, funding, and more. The space is … Read more