Where your money goes
Committed to impacting education through the teacher, our values-driven approach supports building a stronger South Africa.
We reach over 20 000 children from disadvantaged communities through the 850 teachers we have trained or who are currently in training with us.
How we do it
Our Nokuphila campus in Tembisa is a centre of excellence for pre-primary, primary and teacher development.
Nokuphila Primary and Pre-Primary School in Tembisa has on average 340 children enrolled.
The Nokuphila Teacher Training Academy in Tembisa trains and develops accredited (NQF) Level 4 and Level 5 early childhood development teachers qualified to teach Grade 00 and Grade R respectively.
Our Nokuphila Teacher Training Academy community outreach programme provides resources and practical curriculum support to 250 early childhood development students in teacher training centres in Gauteng, KZN, Western Cape and Free State, 100 students in Tembisa plus a further 34 local Tembisa based ECD centres receive practical and resource support.
Together with Nokuphila Teacher Training Academy our teacher training outreach programme has graduated 500 early childhood development teachers and has 350 students enrolled for 2020.
Nokuphila centre of excellence
Nokuphila School is a world-class school for the poor of Tembisa, whose children are referred to us by various local community welfare organisations.
Our class of 2018 was our first Grade 7 Alumni. The Love Trust supports these graduates to adjust to the new environment so they continue to uphold The Love Trust values.
To read more about the significant strides achieved by the Nokuphila School, read our 2019 Annual Report.
Nokuphila Teacher Training Academy
On 7 March 2019, we celebrated the official opening of the Nokuphila Pre-Primary School and the Nokuphila Teacher Training academy buildings. To remember this special day, our donors, learners, students and staff members made their mark by creating an imprint of their footprint in clay. This symbolised walking the ‘Journey of Hope’ together.
Early childhood development centres in poor communities are characterised by unqualified teachers assuming the role of babysitter rather than educational practitioner, which inhibits the child’s entry into the formal school system. At The Love Trust, uplifting teachers sits at the heart of our purpose.
The Love Trust teacher training SAQA accredited programme spans two years, with weekly in-contact sessions, together with mentoring and small group support on a needs basis. The structure creates the opportunity for students to practice newly learnt skills and use the resources developed in the lectures. As many students did not complete their high schooling, we offer a matric (Grade 12) bridging course.
To learn more about the Nokuphila Teacher Training academy and our achievements read our 2019 Annual Report.
Teacher training centres
Curriculum resources and support for SAQA accredited NQF Levels 4 and 5 courses at nine national centres for pre-school teachers in rural and peri-urban communities.
The high poverty and unemployment levels in the rural communities place these centres at risk of closing. The student fees are heavily subsidised by donations to enable the student to pay a nominal fee.
To find out more about the Teacher Training Centres and the impact we make read our 2019 Annual Report.