The Digital Journalist
Photo by Steve Simon
Children play in the schoolyard of the Early Childhood Education Center School in Harare, Ethiopia. Education and the affordability of school fees are a major issue for those countries that charge fees for students' education, since many parents cannot afford the money to send their children to school. Fees can amount to almost one-third of the income of poorer families. School fees are also one of the biggest barriers to the adoption of AIDS orphans.