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Partners Launch a National Reading Coalition
Published: Mar 08, 2019

Now is the opportune time to gather the best efforts to improve reading, this was the clarion call from National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT) CEO Godwin Khosa during the official launch of the National Reading Coalition (NRC).

What is the National Reading Coalition?
Published: Feb 13, 2019

In an effort to provide a national response to the reading challenges faced in South Africa, the NECT together with the Department of Education’s Read to Lead campaign has established the National Reading Coalition (NRC) - a self-sustaining, agile ecosystem of reading initiatives across the country.

The Agents of change
Published: Mar 14, 2017

We have stationed five new trainees in each of the NECT districts. “The Agents of Change” is their platform to provide insights into some of their experiences and their changing perceptions of the education landscape as influenced through personal encounters.

Vuwani Funding Update
Published: Sep 02, 2016

Since the last update issued on 16 July on the status of funding for Vuwani, pledges of assistance for the restoration of learning and teaching in the area have increased from R10 000 000 to R10 829 928.

Rapid appraisals of NECT’s work underway in 8 districts
Published: Aug 16, 2016

The National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT) has dispatched eight teams comprising its Monitoring and Quality Assurance team, an NECT district team representative, a district official, an NECT trustee and a funding partner representative to conduct rapid appraisals in all eight districts supported by the NECT.

Crowd resourcing to get Vuwani back on track: Show Solidarity with Schools in Vuwani and Restore the Right to Learn!
Published: May 18, 2016

The National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT), in collaboration with SECTION 27, Basic Education For All (BEFA), the Helen Suzman Foundation and Kagiso Trust, calls on South Africans to support endeavours to get schooling in Vuwani back on track. Within a few hours of making the call, the partners have been able to secure financial and in-kind contributions worth R1,4 million.

NECT programmes improving learning outcomes in Bohlabela
Published: Mar 31, 2016

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) and the National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT) are working together to improve learning outcomes in the Bohlabela district of the Mpumalanga province through focused school monitoring visits, teaching tools and ongoing support for teachers. The aim is to improve learning outcomes by ensuring a full curriculum coverage in the 2016 academic year.

NECT upskills youth in Limpopo
Published: Mar 31, 2016

Throughout 2015 and into 2016, the National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT), in collaboration with the Department of Basic Education (DBE) and other education stakeholders continued its work in the Vhembe and Waterberg districts schools, for improved education outcomes.

Mt. Frere’s Kayaletu Makha proves learners can excel with good support
Published: Mar 31, 2016

In partnership with Department of Basic Education (DBE), the National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT) is implementing a number of intervention programmes in the Libode and Mt Frere districts of the Eastern Cape province, the programmes are specifically designed to address challenges faced by poor performing schools, including curriculum coverage and learner welfare.

Minister commends education NGOs for innovation and excellence
Published: Mar 17, 2016

Press release [11 March 2016] - In 25 years of working in the Non- Governmental Organisation (NGO) space in South Africa, respected NGO activist, Prof John Volmink had never been invited to an Education NGO Leadership Summit, until this week.

NECT congratulates winners of 16th Annual National Teacher Awards
Published: Mar 04, 2016

The National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT) congratulates the recipients of the 2016 National Teaching Awards. We salute all South Africa’s teachers who remain dedicated year-round to making a difference in their schools and communities.

NECT on matric 2015 results
Published: Jan 06, 2016

The National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT) congratulates the Minister of Basic Education, the department and successful learners in the 2015 senior certificate examinations.

School safety summit declaration
Published: Dec 11, 2015


The National Education Collaboration Trust launches in Limpopo!
Published: Oct 12, 2015

MEC of Basic Education in Limpopo, Hon. Maaria Ishmael Kgetjepe, and the District Steering Committee Chairperson of the National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT), John Dombo will officially launch an education transformation programme of the NECT in Limpopo.

Beyond 5 October: World Teachers’ Year
Published: Sep 23, 2015

The NECT is excited to be working with the DBE and other key stakeholders on a programme designed to care for, and support, our teachers beyond World Teachers’ Day.

Driving positive change in Mpumalanga education
Published: Sep 23, 2015

To ensure sustainability and progress in improving education delivery, the NECT conducts regular monitoring visits in rural schools, engages with parents, encourages collaboration to improve educational outcomes and gives schools a fresh start through the Fresh Start Schools Programme (FSSP)

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