Strategies to facilitate girls’ completion of TVET at the level of families and communities

Girls and young women often drop out of education programmes when they face too much resistance from husbands, parents or other important family and community members. TVET programmes are no exception.

One approach to tackle this, is the organisation of meetings with the family to analyse why the girls have dropped out and to find solutions together.

If cultural norms and values are factors of resistance against girls and women participating in TVET, then gender awareness raising programmes for the girls’ direct entourage can help address the situation.

If other issues, such as household poverty, safety at school, etc. increase the families’ resistance towards girls’ participation in TVET programmes, other strategies need to be implemented. These are often situated at the level of schools and service providers.

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