With these simple changes, nearly 400 Class 5 and 6 students will get a much-improved learning experience. Teachers and their schools appreciate the added support. And, it’s a godsend for parents to improve their local school at no cost to them.
The cost for us? Only $19 per year per student. The cost per child will go down if enrollment grows in September.
Most important, this is an investment that will keep paying back over a child’s academic and adult life.
It will help keep kids in school longer. More will pass the national primary school exam and continue into junior secondary school. When kids are ready for secondary school and do well in junior high, parents are encouraged to keep them in school, even into senior high.
It’s a program we’re excited to start. Every year of schooling means improved earning potential as adults and more job options. It means greater likelihood of continuing into higher education for specific job skills.
For girls, staying in school means avoiding early marriage and the health problems of early pregnancy.