The Koumra School attracts students from all over the region. Many students come from remote villages and walk up to 10 km to go to the school. That means that some leave home at 4 a.m. to reach the school at 7:30 a.m.!
Because of limited circumstances for their families, the majority of the students do not get three meals a day. There may be something at home in the morning and an evening meal, but nothing to take to school for lunch.