Dilemma of Education
Codong Village, Uganda
Agnes Alimo, 10, left, returned home from school with her one-year old brother (Regan Kidaga) because he would not stop crying. Her sister Vicky Auma, 7, center, and a neighborhood boy, Ogen, 6 (who didn't know his last name) stayed home from school to crush groundnuts. The hidden cost of schooling is overwhelming in the post-conflict Acholi sub-region (northern Uganda). Children constitute an invaluable source of stopgap labour for households re-establishing livelihood strategies in the aftermath of twenty years of war.