About #Moetapele Learner-Leader Programme
The National Development Plan (NDP) diagnostic report highlights that that 46% of learners who started grade 1 in 1999 will drop out before matric, 40% will pass matric and only 13% will qualify for university. There is a new indicator of youth Not in Education, Employment and Training (NEET) and it has grown from 30-45% between 1995 and 2011.
In the 2012 internationally bench-marked grade 9 Annual National Assessments, 91.9% South African learners achieved less than 30% in the assessments. South African learners perform lower than poor countries, despite the staggering amounts of funds and efforts by the government in the education sector.
All conversations around the solution to the education system, treat learners like cattle, a group of passive recipients who are incapable of participating to provide a solution to education challenges. Clearly the youth of today, have their own complex struggle. The youth of 1976 were in high school when they stood up against an oppressive education system, which proves that high school learners are capable to contribute towards solution generation. The question is; are they aware of their central position in this issue and their ability to contribute towards the solution?
Young leaders are right in the middle of this challenge, if there is anyone to lead towards the solution, it has to be them.
Our aim is to use #Moetapele Learner-Leader Programme to conscientise young leaders about the education challenges and the role they can play through leadership within the schools.
The main issue at hand is the absence of high school learner leaders in discussions and interventions towards sustainable solutions in the education system – due to lack critical understanding of these challenges.
Absence of high school learner leaders in discussions and interventions towards sustainable solutions in the education system – due to lack critical understanding of these challenges.
Learners are central to these challenges, our intervention focuses on capacitating learner leaders to 1) critically analyse these challenges and 2) generate sustainable solutions within their respective schools. We aim to achieve this through a 3-phased leadership capacity building programme, participants being individuals serving on the RCL and all other class leaders and extra-mural activity leaders.
To work collaboratively with stakeholders in the education sector to capacitate learners with leadership capacities, to enable them to create and drive solutions to their challenges. This is an alternative and innovative way to bring down poor academic performance, drug and alcohol abuse, teenage pregnancy and dropout rates.
Milestones and Achievements
- CEO – Thabang Ramoroka (Abuti Rams) receives an award for #Moetapele Learner-Leader Programme
- Department of Basic Education – Letter of Support –
12 April 2017