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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

Vuwani Funding Update

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.

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The Digital Education Show Africa 2016 is back

Aug 19, 2016

Africa’s leading education conference and exhibition you won’t want to miss

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Rapid appraisals of NECT’s work underway in 8 districts

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.

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Highlights on Work in Schools

Aug 08, 2016

Teachers and learners in NECT supported districts are now covering more of the curriculum effectively, than was the case in 2015.

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