Class acts: non-profits jump in to help save the school year
From after-school learning to food and sanitising, NGOs respond with urgency to restart schools
From after-school programmes and sanitising schools to providing food and learning packs, education non-profits have rolled up their sleeves to help save the academic year for poorer children.
Without access to technology and data over the past few months, pupils at SA’s poorest schools have not had any educational continuity and, despite a trimmed curriculum, may face a monumental backlog under stressed and unsafe conditions, according to education NGO The Learning Trust (TLT).
Its 40 community-based partners across Gauteng and the Western and Eastern Cape have already been hard at work helping children at home with their educational needs and now have more plans in place to ensure they don’t drop out of school...