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 the various communities, by providing the necessary skills required to define life and career goals and be able to formulate realistic high school exit plans before reaching grade twelve.
 
The after-school formal learning programme, has been carefully designed to achieve the vision of the organisation. 

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 Learner Advancement PROGRAMME

The Learner Advancement Programme is an after school and formal learning programme that focuses on influencing in a positive way the Minds, Hearts, Attitudes, Conduct and ultimately the Behaviours of learners. During the sessions, our team of dedicated facilitators connect with and support learners in; discovering life dreams and desires, nurturing strengths and aspirations, and dealing with identified challenges to remain motivated and career-focused individuals. We believe that a practical and hands-on approach to learner support and career guidance is necessary to ensure that the existing and discovered aspirations and talents are nurtured from an early age (and lower grades), this will, in turn, improve subject scores and the overall performance in and outside the school. The programme is structured to build strong mental and emotional health, leadership skills followed by realistic career actions and achievements.

“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

FOUNDER AND SECRETARY
Patrick Mandla Ngcobo 

Patrick Mandla Ngcobo is an educator and a learning and development practitioner. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Durban-Westville and extensive experience in the retail and banking industries.

He believes that we should constantly strive to give something of ourselves to others for the betterment of our families and communities.

His lifelong dream and desire to promote education in predominantly disadvantaged and rural communities led to the establishment of The Learner Advancement Group.

CHAIRPERSON
NTSHEMBO NEO NAS NYALUNGU
Ntshembo Neo Nas Nyalungu has many years of experience in the banking industry and is involved in various community projects.

DEPUTY CHAIRPERSON
SBONISENI HOPEWELL PHUNGULA
Sboniseni Hopewell Phungula is an information technology expert with a passion to influence the youth and learners in a positive way.

DEPUTY SECRETARY
THANDWAYINKOSI NKANYISO BUTHELEZI
Thandwayinkosi Nkanyiso Buthelezi is a learning and development practitioner and motivational speaker.

DEPUTY TREASURER
NJABULO MARCUS LUTHULI
Njabulo Marcus Luthuli is a graphic designer and entrepreneur.

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

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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

OUR OFFICE IN KZN

5 Carissa Road
Caversham Glen
Pinetown 3600
Phone: (010) 035 3818
Cell: (082) 465 5460

OUR OFFICE IN KZN

5 Carissa Road
Caversham Glen
Pinetown 3600
Phone: (010) 035 3818
Cell: (082) 465 5460