A study conducted by Tomouh program in cooperation with the Egyptian Food Bank, the Armed Forces and PepsiCo Company revealed that the number of school dropouts across Egypt has reached 2.5 million in the last term.
In Suhag governorate alone, 100,000 children dropped out of their schools this year due to poverty and child labour.
The results were announced in a press conference in the Suhag city hall. Representatives of the World Food Organisation and PepsiCo attended the presser.
The Tomouh program aims at eliminating the phenomenon of education dropouts.