6 Students Sponsored for School in October
Our thanks to our latest sponsors in October of Brady, Mandy, Gregory, Bali Dynasty Resort, Vincent and Anthony who together have sponsored six students in Bali to stay in school.
With the latest news that 19,000 students did not make it through high school last year, we are pleased to at least be able to change the lives of these students.
Far from being another drop out statistic, these children’s lives will now drastically change.
Instead of a life of basic day labor and little ability to compete for jobs, they all now have a chance to succeed.
Their school fees are no covered and these students can no move forward with a renewed sense of hope thanks to their sponsors.
Bali Children’s Project currently sponsors a total of 464 students for school. In 2023, 102 students graduated from school thanks to sponsors and we look forward to helping these latest 6 students to graduate too.
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.