School Dropout


Learners were falling behind before the pandemic, so how can we achieve fundamental catch-up?

Learning loss. We’ve heard this term a fair amount since the pandemic began. It’s commonly understood as a specific or general loss of knowledge and skills, or a reversal in academic progress because of gaps in a learner’s education. On radio, television and in newspapers, education researchers and experts used the term to describe the […]

Posted on 24 Jun 2022

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Hands-on Learning Issue 21

Through our Hands-on Learning publication, we hope to play a helpful role in synthesising information from innovators and implementers in civil society, supporting them to share what they have learned so that others are able to draw from and build on their experiences. Read below a short synopsis of what you can find in Hands-on […]

Posted on 5 May 2022

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Learning Brief: Breaking the cycle – teenage pregnancy and school dropout

Although rates of teenage pregnancy in South Africa have been steadily declining, adolescent girls are still more likely to become pregnant in South Africa than in most low- and middle-income countries. Early and unintended pregnancy can severely disrupt a young person’s chances of completing school with a matric certificate. There is a mutually reinforcing relationship […]

Posted on 5 May 2022

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