Research on school dropouts as part of the REALISE project

From October 2018 to June 2021, the REALISE initiative launch a research project with the aim to identify and monitor girls at risk of dropping out of school as well as to put in place community-based mechanisms to retain a maximum number of girls in school. This study focused on girls (particularly vulnerable in a context of important GBV) in 22 primary schools (4th, 5th, 6th grades), secondary schools (7th and 8th grades) and learners in remedial education centers (level 1, 2 and 3), in the city of Mbuji-Mayi, East Kasai province, DR Congo. It had the following objectives:

  1. to monitor children to identify those who are at risk of dropping out of school,
  2. to inform the school and its management team as soon as possible so that they can take action, or involve others to take action
  3. support the school management team to create a set of interventions that will help children return to and stay in school.

Resource Info

Resource Type

Case Study


Published by

Save the Children, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organziation (UNESCO)


Out of School
Research and Evidence

Geographic Focus

Democratic Republic of the Congo