'Where is the ball? The ball is on the chair' A classroom in Chimbiri school. Children take turns in putting objects on the chair, while the teacher writes on the blackboard. The teachers learn English themselves at school before attending college, yet many are poorly trained. The young teachers in this school tend to stay for a year then move on, depending on the decisions taken by the government. In remote schools such as this one, teachers stay in the local village and travel home at weekends.