Welcome To The Learner Advancement Group

The Learner Advancement Group (LAG) is a registered Section 18A, Public Benefit Organisation.

 

The organisation was established to support learners across various communities by providing the necessary skills to define life and career goals and formulate realistic high school exit plans before reaching grade twelve.

 

To achieve this vision, we have designed the after-school programmes for GET and FET Phases, respectively. The organisation was established on the premise that by Grade 12, every learner must have clearly defined career goals and be prepared to follow a successful life after high school.

oVERVIEW OF The LAG Vision, Mission and Values

vision

Empowering learners with the necessary skills required to define life and career goals and be able to formulate high school exit plans before reaching grade twelve.

mission

Promoting the development of strong self-awareness, self-confidence and self-concept.

values

To nourish every learner’s potential to achieve great things.

OVERVIEW OF THE LAG PROGRAMMES

We provide after-school programmes designed to stimulate positive behaviour, increase dedication to education, and contribute to school completion and matric pass rate.

 

Minds and Hearts Programme (MHP) for learners in the GET Senior Phase is intended to develop strong self-awareness, self-concept, and leadership skills. At this level, our goal is to support learners in discovering personal dreams and desires.

 

Brilliant Basics Programme (BBP) for learners in the FET Phase is a practical career coaching programme that enables participants to formulate and work towards realistic high school exit plans.

 

The LAG programmes and other psychosocial support initiatives are carefully planned to ensure touchpoints with Grade 8 to 12. This way, we can remain a trusted partner and a team of nurturing adults to learners throughout high school.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” 

– Margaret Mead –

FEEDBACK FROM LEARNERS AT MAGQIBAGQIBA HIGH SCHOOL

  • Educated people and role models in my community can motivate me.

  • There is a lack of proper guidance when choosing a suitable career to follow.

  • I’m demotivated by my older siblings who struggle to succeed in life and in our community.

  • There is a need for more educational movies and soaps on local television stations.

  • My family does not support my dreams and have chosen a career for me that I’m not interested in, what can I do?

  • Peer pressure outside of the classroom has an impact on the commitment to the learning process.

  • Poverty leads to a loss of hope and less interest in school activities.

  • The choice of subjects is not supported by informed discussions around skills and dreams.

  • The way teaching is facilitated requires improvement.

THE LAG TEAM

CHAIRPERSON
MR NTSHEMBO NEO NYALUNGU
Neo Nyalungu has many years of experience in the banking industry and is involved in various community projects. He holds a bachelor’s degree (LLB) from the University of Limpopo, including professional qualifications from Milpark Business School.

 

SECRETARY AND FOUNDER
MR PATRICK MANDLA NGCOBO

Mandla Ngcobo is an educator and a learning and development practitioner. His lifelong dream and desire to promote education in predominantly disadvantaged and rural communities led to the organization’s establishment. He holds a bachelor’s degree (Pead. Commerce) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and has gained extensive experience in the retail and banking sectors.

 

TREASURER
MR STHABISO LUTHER JWARA
Sithabiso Luther Jwara is an educator and remains committed to driving positive change through education.

 

DEPUTY TREASURER
MR THANDWAYINKOSI NKANYISO BUTHELEZI

Nkanyiso Buthelezi is a learning and development practitioner and motivational speaker.

 

GENERAL BOARD MEMBER
MR NJABULO MARCUS LUTHULI

Njabulo is a graphic designer and successful entrepreneur.

DON’T MISS OUT ON OUR STORIES OF IMPACT!

307 Learners and Children reached since 2019

DONATE OR VOLUNTEER WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT

The LAG is a registered Section 18A Public Benefit Organisation, authorized to issue Section 18A Tax Certificates. This means that a taxpayer making a bona fide donation in cash or of property in kind to a section 18A approved organisation, is entitled to a deduction from taxable income if the donation is supported by the necessary section 18A receipt issued by the LAG.

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OFFICE HOURS

Monday to Friday
08H00 – 17H00

 

Saturdays
09H00 – 13H00

OUR OFFICE IN GAUTENG

90 Bloekom Curve
Terenure 1619
Cell: (068) 385 4243

OUR OFFICE IN KZN

5 Carissa Road
Caversham Glen
Pinetown 3600
Cell: (068) 385 4243