2012/01/18

The School of Kindiri


I visited the primary school of Kindiri. The first of the three classes is simply a space in the shadow of a large tree. The setting is very poetic, and the professor who asked for walls so that the children would not look out and focus on the class was surprised when I told him that, in classrooms with walls and windows, the children look out too! They do need walls and roof still, to protect the board from the wind and the children from the rain in September and October, in the rain season.

The content of the course is mostly repetition (I saw the same scheme repeated in junior and high schools in bigger cities), and from what I understood, many students are left behind by the system, attending English classes without understanding anything.


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