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