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Sibongile Khumalo

Executive Director of The Learning Trust

Sibongile Khumalo is the executive director of The Learning Trust, a grant-making and capacity support organisation for South Africa’s emerging community-based after-school programmes. She has 12 years’ experience in education, particularly in providing access and support through scholarships, youth leadership development and extended learning initiatives. Her work with after-school programmes has involved establishing community libraries, academic tutoring and facilitating life skills development for young people. As a beneficiary of high school holiday programmes herself, she co-founded an arts education project and voluntarily led a Saturday school initiative. 

Sibongile has a Master of Science degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, and extensive experience in all non-profit operations and a passion for identifying and nurturing human potential. At The Learning Trust, she is responsible for implementing the organisation’s strategy as well as strengthening the national after-school sector through professional development activities and strategic partnerships. In 2013, Sibongile was named one of Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans in the education category. In 2016, she was awarded the YALI Mandela Washington Fellowship and graduated as an International Associate of Wagner College, NYC.


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