Class begins at 7:30am and lasts until early afternoon. When lunch is served, it is boiled millet that is cooked until it is very thick. Probably the closest in our diet would be like very thick mashed potatoes, though millet is more nutritious than potatoes. The Chadian name for the millet dish is boule and it is served with a sauce.
After lunch the external students go home and the orphans have a break. Later in the afternoon they can do their homework, take care of their garden, play soccer or basketball and use the books in the library. On some afternoons basic computer instruction is available.