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Santa Clara University Center for Science, Technology, and Society


The Fellows research accomplished three objectives in order to improve the Chikuni Parish Taonga (CPT) program. The first objective was to understand the barriers to education. The Fellows conducted surveys to discover what teachers and community members thought were the biggest obstacles to keep children from going to school. Understanding the root causes of school absenteeism is the first step to fixing it. The second goal was to outline and understand the training and monitoring system of both the schools and the mentors. The third goal was to find the best ways to support the mentors, schools, and communities to create a positive and productive learning environment.



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