This is Daniel’s description of his school day.
He got up at 5 in the morning to help his Mum, his brothers and his sister get ready for school. They left home at 6 o’clock for the walk to school. lt took two hours as they often stopped as Daniel’s brothers and sister got tired. During the rain seasons the path and roads were very muddy, and it took much longer.
The children arrived at school around 8 o’clock and had porridge before starting class. Classes ran from 8.30 until 3.30 but Daniel and his brothers and sister stayed in school to do their homework before leaving for home at 4.30. They did their homework at school because they would not arrive home until after dark and they have no electricity, so they would have needed to do their homework in dim gas light. Daniel sometimes carried his brothers or sister part of the way home because they were so tired.
The children arrived home by 7, told their Mum about their day over warm milk and a snack and got ready for bed. They needed to be up at 5 the next morning to do it again.