Limpopo

The inland province of Limpopo is one of the most rural in the country and, according to School Realities 2016, accounts for approximately 15.7% of schools.

The province has 10 education districts, two of which—Vhembe in the north and Waterberg in the west—were selected to be included in the eight NECT target districts. Vhembe is the largest district in the province and the two districts account for 1 499 schools, 19 058 teachers and 601 053 learners.

The first six months of 2014 focused on profiling the districts, setting up projects and building relationships with the district offices. In July 2014, the work of the NECT in the districts moved into its implementation phase through the provision of intense support to the 119 (8%) Fresh Start Schools (FSS) which serve as test sites for NECT innovations. The NECT is currently preparing to scale up innovations to benefit all schools in the two target districts from the beginning of 2017. 

The Limpopo project office comprises of a staff of 35, ranging from curriculum and leadership specialists to learner, parent and community support coaches.

Recent Articles, Reports & Blogs

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    Mar 31, 2016
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    Feb 08, 2016
  • The National Education Collaboration Trust launches in Limpopo!

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    Oct 12, 2015
  • The NECT boosts education in Limpopo

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    Sep 23, 2015
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