Lights On Afterschool! 

Lights On! Campaign in SA

Once again, we’ve joined forces with the Youth and After School Programme Office (Western Cape) and Community Chest of the Western Cape to drive the second Lights On After School campaign in South Africa, culminating in 28th October celebrations. The theme for Lights On Afterschool 2021 is #HelpKidsRecover.

After School Programmes have been key players in helping learners recover from the pandemic and school closures through fun, engaging, and hands-on programmes within their communities. The goal of the campaign is to increase awareness of the sector and its impact on learner outcomes and broader education as a whole.

Meet our 2021 Ambassadors and Champions!

What is the Lights On Afterschool Campaign?

Launched by the Afterschool Alliance (U.S.) in October 2000, Lights On Afterschool! is an annual campaign that brings awareness to the importance of After School Programmes (ASPs), drawing attention to the many ways that these programmes support learners by offering them opportunities to learn new things and unlock their potential. The effort generates media coverage across the country each year. The events send a powerful message that millions more kids need quality afterschool programs.

How do you get involved?

Visit the Resource Hub, view the folder associated with your stakeholder grouping and explore the resources and activities suited to your needs. All we ask is that you share all your activities on social media with #LightsOnAfterSchool #AfterSchoolSA and #HelpKidsRecover

In the News & Media

South Africa joins the global #LightsOnAfterschool movement

South Africa joins the global #LightsOnAfterschool movement

We called on all after-school organisations in South Africa to participate in the global #LightsOnAfterSchool campaign that took place on 22 October. The goal was to shine a spotlight on the NGO After School sector and to increase awareness on the impact it has on...

Role and impact of After School programmes