Children between 5 and 16 years of age are subject to compulsory education. Despite this, one third of women between 30 and 45 cannot read or write. Education is free, but the level of it is low. There are multiple reasons the system of educational is struggling, among other things, it is very hard to find qualified staff. Additionally, public schools are usually overcrowded – often, there is only one classroom, temporarily split, holding classes for 2 groups of approx. 100 students in the same time. Buying basic school equipment is a big challenge for families from the rural areas. There is no educational aid. After graduating from the compulsory schooling program, children in the countryside usually do not have the opportunity for further education or access to vocational training.