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Saturday, October 9, 2010

And how do children get to school and back home?

I am told that the government of Bangladesh has devised a plan to enroll the numerous local children in schools : there are classes from 7 am until 12 noon, and then from 12 until 5 PM. This means that at 12, every school day, the streets fill with boys and girls in uniforms, some heading home, others about to start their school day.

And how do they commute ?


Linda Lodding said...

This is great, Katia! What a unique school bus. But I have to say it gives me the shivers since it looks like they're in cages. But good that the government is putting a priority on education!

Katia said...

Hi, Linda, thanks for visiting my blog. I don't like the bars either, but here, for some reason, they are EVERYWHERE. On autorickshaws, too, and on windows. This was one of our challenges when looking for an apartment. There was no way I was going to stay in a place with bars everywhere (if I had them removed from our house in Nigeria, imagine here), and that made the search so hard. But I have to say they don't seem to mind. All the kids I've seen in those school buses look cheerful.