Nearly 1 out of every 2 students in Latin America does not finish high school.
Students who graduate high school find better jobs, earn higher salaries and have more opportunities. This month for our eighth contest we ask:
How can we give students who have dropped out of high school a second chance at a diploma?I want to learn more
"The short film shows that perhaps it’s easier to go to high school when you’re 15 years-old, not when you’re 24 and you have a child and other concerns."
Pablo Stoll, film director
Project Superate is the result of five years of work to reduce the dropout rate in Chilean public schools in the Atacama region representing over 20,000 students.
This project is relevant because it addresses many diverse factors that influence dropout rates through a holistic approach.
Project Superate has succeeded in reducing dropout rates by identifying risk factors and applying different interventions.
Because the Chilean education system already offers many resources to adults to continue their education, this project focuses on students under the age of 18 who have recently left school, as well as those who have a gap in schooling of three or more years.
Although experience shows that students are more likely to make it to graduation with the support of adults, any child who has left school early can participate whether or not there is a parent or guardian involved. In the case that there is no adult present, the project seeks to connect students with other mentors.
The project provides academic support through classes designed to meet students’ educational needs. Comprehensive health services and emotional support provided to students also add to the effectiveness of this project.
Another successful component of the project is that students can develop artistic and athletic skills which build self-esteem. The additional support provided to students through this project helps them transition back to school and get on a good path.
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