Inside Libehia Primary School the walls are pierced with holes and there are not enough desks and chairs for all of the children, so many sit on the hard concrete floor during lessons.
There are only four teachers at this school in the Mandera region of Kenya, but every day more and more pupils are coming to enrol. Education, however, is not their primary motivation.
A Meal a Day
The school provides supplementary feeding for its pupils and parents are desperate to enrol their children to ensure they receive at least one meal a day - something no longer guaranteed at home in these days of drought.
"Parents are bringing their children for enrolment so that they have food at lunchtime," said school principal Shobay Abdi Salan. "Children come to school and they tell me that they do not have anything to eat at home so I give them some scoops of maize," he said.
The school has 220 pupils and over 27% are orphans. Built in 1984, its meagre resources are at breaking point as the drought penetrates every aspect of society.
"If the child has no problems at home they can concentrate at school. But when the child goes back home and they have no food then this is also a burden on the school," said Shobay.
In desperation parents bring children as young as two years old to the school for food. The school is meant to cater for children aged between six and 16.
"A child of three years is enrolled due to hunger. You will also find a child of two years - not brought for enrolment but for food, and that has put a strain on us," he said.
Every day Shobay witnesses the devastating impact of the drought on the lives of his pupils. "There is also a slight drop-out rate, especially girls, because parents will go to look for food and they leave the children to look after the house and the boys look after the animals - these are the results of the drought," he said.
Living with Drought