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
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
Written by Charlene Petersen-Voss, Special Projects Manager and Sibongile Khumalo, Executive Director of The Learning Trust The power of collective action The world is riddled with daunting and complex challenges that no single person or organisation can claim to know the solutions to. From poverty and food insecurity to climate change and catastrophic pandemics, these … Read more
You’re invited to a 4-hour online training that will introduce data collection best practices and data collection tools and process for After School Programmes. Participants must have a strong uninterrupted internet connection with the ability to use video, Google documents, and other online tools during the training. Space is limited and not all applicants will … Read more
Lights On After School is a global initiative that aims to help raise awareness of the importance of after school programs and their impact on children’s lives. The movement began more than 20 years ago in the US, led by the Afterschool Alliance. Today, it has grown into a global organization supported by tens of thousands of people and organizations around the world. This year’s Lights on theme focuses on mental health and academic support.
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
You’re invited to a 4-hour online training that will provide an overview on Theory of Change. Participants must have a strong uninterrupted internet connection with the ability to use video, Google documents, and other online tools during the training. Join Zoom Meeting – https://zoom.us/j/3635441407 Looking forward to having you join us!