Schooling despite all odds: evidence from Lesotho on female child careers who stayed in school
Research output: Thesis › Doctoral Thesis › External prepared
Even though child carers devised coping strategies to attend school, the pressure of caring weighed heavily on their minds, even while at school. A vision for a better future was the key individual attribute that kept the child in school. External support and a conducive environment within family, school and community all played a role in nurturing this resilience and influenced school attendance
This study leads to the following considerations for policy: free secondary schooling, teacher training to provide specialized psychological support, in-school peer-support programs, and community programs supporting those that help vulnerable groups.
- girls education, child carers, child caregivers, resilience, Lesotho education