A number of learners attending Gwebityala Senior Secondary School in the Eastern Cape live in remote areas. They have to cross a river to get to school where they get their main meal of the day through the school's nutrition programme. Infrastructure challenges and difficulties accessing education are some of the factors contributing to disengagement and dropout.

A case study on Early Warning Systems

This is a case study of the use of Early Warning Systems (EWS) for the prevention of school dropout. The Zero Dropout Campaign has been providing strategic and M&E support to four organisations focused on reducing dropout. The New Leaders Foundation (NLF) was brought into the project in an M&E advisory capacity. This role has included the building and piloting of a range of solutions, implementing associated M&E capability building, and contributing research and critical thought leadership on the topic of school dropout. This report was compiled by the New Leaders Foundation.