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Seasonal Distress Migration Impact on Child Education

There is an overlap between the academic session in schools and the seasonal migration cycle .In the case migrant children take up education at the destination, they face learning difficulties based on differences in the academic curriculum, language and a foreign environment and when  children are left in the village to continue their education, once again their normal upbringing is disrupted. These creates high probability that children of seasonal migrants drop out of the formal education system at an early stage and start working for low-paying jobs in the informal economy. The right to education of a migrant’s child thus remain compromised, continuing the vicious cycle of poverty and exploitation from parents to children. How do we mitigate the effects of seasonal migration ?

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