Opportunity 10: Programme Profile

Hands-on Learning Issue 14 – Steps to address South Africa’s dropout crisis

The majority of learners who start Grade 1 will not complete their schooling. The South African education system is failing our children because a lack of educational qualifications puts them at a disadvantage in the labour market, increasing the prospect of a life mired in unemployment, and in so doing, perpetuating cycles of poverty and […]

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Posted on 12 Jul 2019


Zero Dropout Schools Initiative

Zero Dropout Schools Initiative Finding ways to help more learners make it through school   Despite South Africa’s large investment in basic education, about 40% of Grade 1 learners will exit the South African schooling system before reaching Grade 12. Most of them will remain stuck in poverty and unemployment for life. Most of them […]

Posted on 17 Oct 2018