19 Students Sponsored for School in September
Wonderful news for 19 students in Bali, all of whom were given new sponsorships to secure their school futures.
In Bali, poverty is a major barrier to education. With high school costing money, a huge number of students end up dropping out. Official 2022 figures show that around one fifth – or 19,000 students – did not graduate from high school.
For these 19 students, that won’t be the case. They can now focus on their education, knowing that they have a route through school thanks to sponsorship through Bali Children’s Project.
We thank our new sponsors in September of Bali Dynasty, Yenny, Karsa Spa, Sharon & Kris, Aron & Connie, Declan, Martha, Sharoze, Bradley, Mehtap & Patrick, Enterprise Systems, Ben & Emma, Irene and Ethan.
School Dropout Risk in Bali
Statistics in Bali of school graduations are quite shocking.
In Bali the official figures of attendance are:
Primary/Elementary School: 99.5% (one in every two hundred do not graduate)
Junior High School: 97.85% (two in every one hundred do not graduate)
Senior High School: 83.84% (one in six students do not graduate)
The figures for senior high school graduation are also higher in the most built-up, higher income areas (Kabupaten Badung) at 90.79%, while more rural lower income areas are far lower (Kabupaten Bangli has only 74.47% graduation rate).
The official graduation numbers show 98,896 students graduating in 2022. Based on this figure being 83.84% of documented students, this suggests that 19,062 students did not graduate from high school in 2022.
The above figures do not account for undocumented students/children, who are more likely to be from families of poverty. Our estimate is that up to one in four students will not graduate from school.
Our sponsorship waiting list is updated daily. If you’d like to read about students currently needing help to stay in school, visit this page.