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School drop out rates.

In a society, education plays a very important role in opening up vast opportunities for the individuals living within there, when the basic structures of acquiring knowledge is lacking, the society is in peril  as there will be several problems cropping up from the lack of education such as:

Extreme poverty: Members of the society  lack basic knowledge and do not know of the systems to put in place to transform their resources into structures that will develop their economy, the resources are left to no use. 

It is necessary we start at the grassroots with the children that are the future of tomorrow. Educating a child now is the greatest investment for a developed society. And it is a Civic duty to have the best interests of your community at heart.  

Recent rates at which students drops out of school has reached an all time high. As the pandemic disrupted lifestyle  people had grown accustomed  to, and in most instances set some families back into the low level earners as breadwinners of such families lost their source of income and as a result, their children could no longer continue in school hence turning to helpers around the farm and homes. 

Other factors responsible for the high rate of drop out especially in the ratio of 6:1 for Females to male dropout, is teenage pregnancy. Many do not return after giving birth due to stigma, fees, lack of childcare and the unavailability of flexible school programs that cater for their situation.  

About 16 million girls aged 15 to 19 and some one million girls under 15 give birth every year, mostly in low and middle-income countries, according to the World Health Organization.  

Child marriage is another issue that increases the rate of female school dropouts, as these girls are sent off to be married rather than create expenses for their family through education. . It is estimated that every year 15 million girls are married before they turn 18. After their wedding they leave the education system and, because they have fewer educational skills, they and their families are more likely to live in poverty.

There are child marriages in every part of the world, including Europe and north America. But the highest rates of girls under 18 getting married are in Niger (76%), Central African Republic and Chad (both 68%).

These reasons amongst many others has caused many children to lose their right to education as most have no idea that education is a right for every child. 

Males drop out and either turn to manual labor as a lifestyle or become nuisances to the society wreaking havoc where they deem fit. 

NGOs around the world keep battling to keep children in school but some kids do not still enjoy the privilege of a well-rounded education.  That is why supporting  a child today, and  donating to keep most of them who can’t afford it in  school  is a noble cause one that will irrevocably save lives. 

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