Impact / Case Study

“I WANT TO CONTINUE MY STUDIES”: MANOJ’S STORY

Nepal

UWS Kanpur School

Despite a global focus on access to education, retention in school is a serious challenge. One-third of the world’s 70 million out-of-school children have attended school in the past, but were forced to drop out (UNESCO). From 2021 to 2024, we’re partnering with the Education Above All Foundation’s Educate A Child Programme to support more than 5,100 children in Cambodia and Nepal to stay in school and realise their full potential.

Manoj* is just one of these children, and this is his story.

HIS EDUCATION

From 2021 to 2024, we’re partnering with the Education Above All Foundation’s Educate A Child programme to support more than 5,100 children in Cambodia and Nepal to stay in school and realise their full potential. At each participating UWS school, we’ve established a School Retention Team which we’re training to identify and monitor the children at-risk of educational marginalisation and school dropout and to provide targeted support to these children. 

Due to his low-school attendance and other factors, Manoj is just one of the students in a UWS school who have been identified as at-risk of dropping out through this programme. 

Our Education Team developed an individual school retention plan to support Manoj, and conducted home visits to support his family in sending him to school regularly and catching up on the lessons he missed. The project’s various interventions to support children like Manoj under the Dropout Prevention Programme, including regular monitoring, provision of school supplies, and holding holiday & evening catch-up classes, motivated him to go to school every day.

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