What are some stereotypes around school dropout that you think need to be busted? Share your thoughts with us below and together let’s rethink school dropout, and our approach to solving this crisis.
In the past many undocumented children were refused admission to school simply because they could not produce the relevant documents. However, in 2019 a group of out-of-school children joined an ongoing court case where they asked the court to declare the Admissions Policy and Immigration Act unconstitutional as it violated their right to a basic education. They won. The problem is: […]
CAPE TOWN The Zero Dropout Campaign, incubated by DG Murray Trust, is working toward the vision of halving the number of learners who are pushed out of the basic education system before Grade 12 by 2030. This ambitious vision aims to set a common agenda and provides direction and clarity to mobilise and direct the […]
According to Stats SA KwaZulu-Natal has the highest number of child pregnancies between 10 and 17-year-olds. An estimated 83 000 children gave birth during 2019 and 2020. KwaZulu-Natal registered more than 18 000 childbirths, 5 000 of which were children between the ages of 10 and 14. Merle Mansfield, Programme Director of the Zero Dropout […]
The results of Wave 4 of the National Income Dynamics Study Coronavirus Rapid Mobile Survey (NIDS-CRAM) were released this month. The findings of the survey show how disrupted schooling has affected access to school meals, learning trajectories, and gaps in learning.