After-school programs provide safe, supervised spaces for students. In addition to homework support, access to these spaces improves self-esteem and self-awareness, provides a sense of belonging, and enhances important life and socio-emotional skills. Read more about the value of safe spaces.
The pandemic resulted in a huge disruption to education plans for 2020. In order to recover lost learning time the Department of Basic Education has put together a 3 year recovery plan:
- 2021 school calendar
- Curriculum recovery by grade
- Guidelines for reopening ASPs
- WHO answers questions about schools and COVID-19
- Learn about First Aid
Posters and art create a welcoming space for student to enter.
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Starting an after-school program is about knowing your space and your community. Work from where you are, with what you have.