New rules issued by the local government declared that children without exams would automatically pass to the next school year. This is the large majority of students including all children from Years 1 to 6 and Years 8, 9 and 11. This put these children at high risk of dropping out in 2021 given their prolonged absence from a classroom.
ALG called children enrolled in the ALG After-Class Support Centres for a meeting with the ALG Technicians that work as Monitors. Direct contact between ALG Technicians and children is crucial to allow a regular evaluation of their physic, emotional and psychological condition. The Monitors sought to provide guidance, encouragement and keep children engaged in academics so they do not chose never to return to school and pursue their dreams and studies.
The After-Class Support project benefits c.400 children with an estimated annual cost of £19 per beneficiary. The programme includes free school materials, a daily Monitor to help children and also a lunch or snack.