Support us beyond the classroom
Youth Capital advocates for wrap-around support that recognises the many factors that make learning challenging.
Financial constraints play a huge role; but culture shock, poor quality teaching, social exclusion, bullying as well as physical and mental illness can make it even more difficult for young people to complete their qualifications. Holistic support can change this.
The facts are
I am currently doing grade 8. I have been not doing well in my academic which resulted me being a progress learner. But now I realized how much i need to work to improve my performance in school. I have been asking the CYCW support me with Homework. The CYCW has done one on one sessions to motivate me to participating on study groups, reading for meaning circles in order to increase my performance.
Young people face a range of socio-economic challenges in their daily lives. Remaining engaged and completing their education journeys is even more challenging without the necessary psychosocial support mechanisms in place. However, many schools are significantly under-resourced when it comes to this kind of support, lacking qualified social workers and psychologists to support their learners. This learning brief by the Zero Dropout Campaign outlines how this support can be provided through local non-profits.
What could improved certification look like?
Management support teams within schools are taken seriously and properly resourced, to fully support learners and students.
Financial assistance for studying takes into account all costs associated with young people’s educational journey.
Higher Education Institutions proactively respond to the social and psychological exclusion of vulnerable students.
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