Article Photos: Lack of food stunts Chad children, damages minds 6/9

In this Nov. 2, 2012 photo, teacher Djobelsou Guidigui Eloi works with a student at the blackboard in Louri village's school hut in the Mao region of Chad. Many of the children, unable to read, attempted to pass the lesson by memorizing the sounds and their order on the blackboard. In 2011, 78 boys and girls enrolled in the equivalent of first grade in Chad's school system. Of those children, 42 failed the test to graduate into the next grade, a percentage that almost exactly mirrors the number of children stunted in the county. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) ORG XMIT: NY874