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COVID-19 Response Projects

In the era of COVID-19, KILT, using government educational guidelines and directives, has provided:

KILT COVID-19 Response:

The Knysna Initiative for Learning and Teaching (KILT) has made significant progress since its launch in April 2017. 2019 saw KILT consolidating its programme to become what we believe can become a model of systemic school support in South Africa. From our initial and ongoing focus on the funding of teacher and auxiliary staff posts in 2017 and the upgrading of ablution facilities, KILT now delivers 14 other projects at all levels of the school system across 17 schools and 12 500 learners – mostly from very disadvantaged communities.

Since 2017, KILT has implemented the following programmes that include:

  • 52 teacher posts funded by KILT
  • 42 funded key positions including safety patrol
  • 136 specialists (including 22 volunteers) who deliver
    • Psycho-social programmes
    • Remedial and reading support
    • Vocational counselling for learners
    • Study clubs
    • Maths and science support
    • Scholarship programme
    • Teacher and Leadership development
    • E-learning and ICT Support
  • Partnerships with key NGO service providers

However, the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting these programmes and plans. We do not know how long this significant disruption will continue, nor the full impact it will have on our schools, teachers and community.

In the era of COVID-19, KILT, using government educational guidelines and directives, has provided various projects (see menu).