Education in Benin is free for primary school children, ages 6 to 11 years. The language of instruction in all Beninese schools is French. Only half of the children who begin in first grade will complete primary school. Many children have to walk long distances to attend school,.About 34% of children attend primary school in rural areas, compared to 61% in urban areas.Less than 50% of school-age children in primary schools, in rural parts of the country, finish school . A lot of these children not attending school are forced into farm and.domestic labor and also trafficked for sexual expoitation..The children in these photos were all attending school.