Learn to Earn is often approached by organisations and individuals to be used as case studies in doctoral theses, forums and workshops etc.
In 2012 we were used as a case study for the Trickle Out Research Project. Trickle Out is a research project funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) examining social enterprises and environmental enterprises in Eastern and Southern Africa. The project considers the role and potential contribution of such enterprises to sustainable development and poverty alleviation. The project is based in Queen's University Management School, Queen's University Belfast.
In addition to our association member's research published by Learn to Earn. We have also worked closely with Ashoka and the International Labour Organisation. For the latter we did a large research project in 2009, on a 'Community Analysis of Social Enterprise Development in the Cape Flats area, Western Cape, South Africa', using the methodology and systems we refined through our own research projects we have conducted.
We have also partnered with the UCT Graduate School of Business in their annual research regarding GEM, The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor in 2009. We have a close relationship with ASEN (African Social Enterprise Network).
Print & Social Media
Learn to Earn is regularly featured in various media. Here are a few articles and reports about us:
How to do your employees some good.
Learn to Earn was featured in a Personal Finance article on helping employees to become financially literate and debt-free.
Play your Part
Play your Part is a national initiative that encourages all South Africans to contribute to positive change and is part of Brand South Africa, whose main objective is the marketing of South Africa. We were featured in the article Learning to Earn a living.
Trickle Out Project
Learn to Earn was used as a case study for the Trickle Out Project. The Trickle Out is a research project funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) examining social enterprises and environmental enterprises in Eastern and Southern Africa. The project considers the role and potential contribution of such enterprises to sustainable development and poverty alleviation. The project is based in Queen's University Management School, Queen's University Belfast.
Our annual reports serve as a record of the business of Learn to Earn for the period April-March. Below please find our reports for the past 6 years:
Current annual report - Learn to Earn Annual Report 2014-2015
Student numbers handout from AGM on 2 September 2016
TV, Radio and Video
2017 The Kieno Kammies Show
Listen here for the radio Interview with Kieno Kammies of The Kieno Kammies Show, Cape Talk on 27 February
2016 Thundafund Campaign
In November 2016 we ran a Thundafund fundraising campaign to raise R75 000 via the crowdfunding platform. We are excited to announce that campaign was a success! With days to go we made the target, and even better news, we had a matching giver, which allowed us to purchase a second machine and grinder. Thank you to all who supported the campaign – by partnering with the unemployed, we change lives from Ground UP. This is the clip that supported the campaign
2015 Ground UP Barista Academy
Short overview and interviews with graduates from the Ground UP Academy - Learn to Earn's barista training course.
2014 Learn to Earn's 25 year DVD
Interviews with Learn to Earn graduates on the impact of LtE in their lives. From graphic designers and trainers to warehouse managers and pattern makers - their lives were shaped by their time spent at LtE
2011 Carte Blanche report
In February 2011, Roché van Wyk, Learn to Earn's Director was interviewed by M-Net's magazine and actuality programme Carte Blanche regarding the impact of South Africa's 2011 National Budget on Not for Profits.
2011 IFWA anti-ivory campaign
In 2011 Learn to Earn was chosen by The International Fund for Animal Welfare to create 100 000 elephant badges. Over 200 ladies across the Peninsula hand sewed elephant badges to be handed out in the UK, Europe, USA during IFWA's fundraising and anti-ivory poaching awareness campaign. IFWA's South African Communications Manager Christina Pretorius put together a brief video overview of the project.
Learn to Earn
Hear what some of our graduates, students, and E³ mentees have to say about their time at Learn to Earn