India: School dropouts get a second chance

Many parents in rural India can only send their children to school for just a few years or even not at all. They do not earn enough money to pay school fees, books and uniforms or need their children's labour in order to secure an income for the family. But school education is essential to enter training or to find qualified work. The Lutheran World Service India has set up a project in West Bengal primarily aiming to give school dropouts a second chance. Parallel to this, parents are shown ways to improve their income situation. The results after the first two project years: school dropouts have decreased by one third.

Klaus Sieg
agenda - Photographers & Journalists
Hamburg, Germany
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