A large number of school students in Indian village schools drop out before completing 9th grade. This means that they do not have access to neither secondary education nor public vocational training. With the After School project, we wish to offer young people an opportunity to educate themselves in a profitable profession, and to train them in local political conditions and cultural heritage so as to provide them the opportunity to engage more actively in their local areas. This is done through short training courses, where local resource persons are responsible for teaching in collaboration with Ahead’s professional staff.
In addition, the project aims to involve the local and state authorities, with the aim that over time they will assume their responsibility for ensuring access to lifelong learning to the people living in the rural areas and thus a way out of poverty.
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