Lens is a 13 year old from the village of Galette Chambon who lives with his mother, two sisters, and one brother. His mother is a vendor at market who makes very little money. She cannot afford to send her children to school. Lens is very smart and he studies the books of friends as much as he can so that he can learn in case he is able to go back to school one day. The principal has allowed him to start school this semester with hopes of finding a sponsor. If he doesn’t find a sponsor by January, he will have to quit again because he cannot afford to pay for it.