Children in Africa Draw their Dreams

Although school is supposed to be free, it is common for schools to require payment for teachers, books, uniforms, and other fees from the parents of pupils. Since money is usually scarce for host communities and internally displaced families, especially those headed by women, school is usually not possible for displaced children even when an opening exists. The result of all these roadblocks is an education system that is at best discouraging to all. Inside IDP camps it is rare to find displaced children attending school, but it’s common to find school-aged children working at home or in the street.


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