The Kenyan government provides free public schooling through 8th grade, with limited funding in secondary school. Students must rely on scholarships and their family to attend high school. This leads to higher dropout rates for the poorest students. Without education or job opportunities there are few ways for young adults to stay positively engaged.
In Guatemala dropout rates are high, especially for girls and children of indigenous families. Children are often forced to leave school due to the need to provide family income and many boys migrate from the country to find work. Girls are often forced to take care of siblings, marry early, and often become pregnant.
India has achieved fast-paced economic growth, however this has yet to translate into improved basic educational standards among its 1.2 billion people, and particularly for children living in poor and marginalized communities.