In Canada we are very lucky to have a school system which takes care of most of our needs. Outside of buying our own supplies, the cost of going to school is relatively low. Down here, things aren't quite as simple.
Once reaching grade 6, students are required to pay $1 a day to go to class. That doesn't sound like a lot of time, however when a semester is roughly 150 days, it becomes an incredible expense here. For many families, once grade 6 comes, their children are taken out of school and enter the working world. Imagine going to work as an eleven year old.
Sad stuff indeed.