In the west it is generally assumed that a child will start school at age five or thereabouts and continue until at least sixteen.
Once again the ladies of Loanhead have been knitting away to produce dozens of sets of baby clothes for Rwanda.
It is Friday and a new school year starts on Monday. Like many in Rwanda we are spending the day paying school fees at the last minute.
It is only three months since we were last here in Kigali and the place is starting to feel like a second home. The evening air as we leave the plane is a pleasant twenty degrees.