Boys will assist the family by tending to the goats and cattle
and when older assisting their fathers in their work normally
sowing and harvesting crops whilst girls help around the house
with chores such as sweeping the courtyard and fetching water
from the local well.
Children in Chad rise around 6am with a
breakfast often made from millet paste left over from the night
before mixed with milk. Then, with the smell of smoke from the
household fire still fresh in their nostrils, its a walk to the
nearest village school made of clay walls with a tin roof with
classrooms of one teacher with around seventy other pupils.
For many its a basic education of learning to
read and write, but some teachers also provide lessons in maths,
science, history and geography.
On the return home its time for children in Chad to undertake
their daily chores leaving a bit of spare time for football or
other games such as skipping or hopscotch. By 6pm the sun is
setting and its time for an evening meal of millet paste with
sauce then bed by 8pm ready for another day.
The video above is about children in Chad who have no
access to safe water together with facts and figures about
children's lives in Chad.