School Dropout Risk in Bali
Recent statistics released show the full extent of students in Bali who drop out before completing high school. Figures showed 19,062 students failing to complete high school.
In Indonesia, a complex high school system means families in poverty struggle to pay for their children to go to school.
There are various fees, ranging from entry fees, semester fees, extra curricular classes, materials, supplies, uniforms and more.
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.
Bali Children’s Project’s founding program was sponsoring children for school. While the need has changed as school has become more accessible, high school age students still need help to graduate.
Sponsors who support children are helping to change student’s futures. By covering all school fees, students who are would-be drop outs have a clear route through school.
Inspired by their sponsorships, students are able to graduate and dream of better futures. Without sponsorships, such children are usually restricted to a life of labor or basic ‘day work’.
Becoming s sponsor with Bali Children’s Projects means that you can change children’s lives forever, giving them the ability to escape poverty through education.
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.