What happens to kids when they are frequently absent from school

One of the most important things you can do to ensure the future of your children is to make sure your children attend school. Kids normally miss school occasionally but when it becomes a pattern, it affects their learning. Chronic absenteeism occurs when children are absent from school for more than 15-18 days in a year or 10 percent of the time. It is detrimental at any age. When young children are absent from school – even for two days a month-…

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The push to stop kids from skipping school before it affects studies and job prospects

Researchers from our community partner, The Smith Family, have tracked the progress of 30,000 disadvantaged students over seven years in the first study of its kind.  It found those who were regularly absent from school in Year 7 had a less than 50 per cent chance of finishing Year 12. And Year 9 students who often skip school have only a 35 per cent chance of completing their studies. The study also confirmed that low attendance also affects future prospects, with only two-thirds…

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Celebrating International Women’s Day 2018 #PressforProgress

Today in recognition and celebration of International Women’s Day we share this story about an inspiring group of women from the village of Mayindo, Uganda.  Those who have been on our last two Uganda immersion trips will fondly remember dancing and cooking with these women.  Their story and many more from our Kain Foundation community are featured in the FY17 Annual Report that we’ll publish next week. Back in 2007, Tony Wanyoike of Hopeline Organization brought together a group of…

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The Uganda Project 2017 – Day 0

Welcome to our blog for the 2017 Uganda trip.  We’ll aim to post updates most days of our trip written from the perspective of each of the trip participants.  This is Lisa (Kain Foundation Commercial Manager) writing for Day 0 as I arrived Saturday afternoon.  The rest of our team is: Nick, Michael, Madelaine, Scott, Sharon and Evan representing Blue Sky Alternative Investments, Kain Lawyers, Halpin Financial Services, and Salisbury High School. I departed  a wet and cold Adelaide on Friday…

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