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In Tajikistan, students are most likely to leave school after the 9th grade. To reverse that trend, the USAID Student Motivation Learning Program introduced an after-school Tutoring Program that makes learning fun and school a more desirable place to be. The interactive approach combines lessons with arts and crafts, games and social activities – and it seems to be working. Students want to come to the after-school activities so they go to their regular classes as well, boosting attendance and academic achievement.