The Learning Trust

Beyond the classroom

The Learning Trust supports the After School sector in South Africa by developing quality practitioners and building sustainable organisations. We offer focused coaching and skills-sharing in a variety of organisational development areas, and provide platforms for networking and collaborations that, in turn, serve children and youth in under-resourced communities.

The After School Investment Case 2021

For some time, there’s been a need for new and local research into the impact of After School Programmes (ASPs) on learners’ education outcomes. We are now thrilled to present the After School Programmes Investment Case.

The research report that demonstrates just how critical these enrichment programmes are in addressing the gross inequality in this country. Using two case studies, of IkamvaYouth and OLICO, we make a strong case for a shift in resource allocation and further investment into After School interventions.

These and many other such programmes, have produced impressive high school outcomes for low-income youth, at a much lower cost compared to what the state currently spends on education. In this way, After School Programmes are offering young people a better chance at achieving quality matric passes, accessing tertiary studies and jobs, and ultimately living sustainable lives. 

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Beyond the Classroom – Quarterly Newsletter

Beyond the Classroom – Quarterly Newsletter

This short issue shares updates on the ways the After School sector continues to expand its reach, advance education outcomes, and make a difference in the lives of youth most affected by the irregularities of schooling during this pandemic.

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Raising the Game

The Learning Trust is developing South Africa’s extended learning sector through the provision of funding and guided organisational support to After School programmes that work to improve educational outcomes of young people living in poverty and exclusion.