Dropout affects the economic health of our country. Most young people who exit the schooling system without completing matric will struggle to find decent jobs. Young people without a matric certificate are cut off from chances in life. Chances to earn, learn and contribute to economic and social life. It’s imperative that everyone plays their part in working together to prevent dropout. Rahima Essop, Head of Communications and Advocacy at the Zero Dropout Campaign, speaks to Good News 93.6FM about the need for a collaborative and sustained approach to dropout. She explains the need for an Early Warning System that flags learners who are at risk of dropping out.