Saturday, August 4, 2007

School's Out!

After Bible study, we jaunted downtown to grab some bananas and some “sweets” (Raj is very committed to the notion that we will need to try EVERY single kind of dessert or sweet in the country before we leave), and while we were waiting in the car, we noticed a local school was just getting out for the day. Note that at the time of this photo, it was nearly 6 p.m., and the kids usually start around 8 a.m. They also have considerably higher degrees of stringency in regard to subject matter and testing, and from what I can understand, have much higher standards for things like foreign language (many of these kids will speak Tamil, English, and probably Hindi by the time they are 8). I also love the uniforms. Each school has distinctive uniforms, usually typified by specific colors and/or patterns, and as you drive down the street, you can usually identify which kids go to school together simply by the mobs of like-colored dress.

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