In Costa Rica
A recent study revealed 48% droop out of school and only half of teens between 16-19 are in school.
In FundaVida Neighborhoods
A survey revealed that of the young adults of ages between18-35 in 25 de Julio, of the 156 young adults surveyed, 127 (81%) dropped out of the formal education system by 7th grade, 25 (16%) graduated from high school, and only 4 (2.6%) pursued higher education.
According to MEP’s 2003 statistics, 6 out of 10 students who enter kindergarten will not graduate from high school.