Thursday, 15 July 2010
End of term
Last weekend I went to the end of term ceremony - 'cloture' at Farida's school - Farida is the niece of my friend and neighbour Koro.
It was a lovely event - parents, mostly but not all women, many dressed up for the occasion, sitting on benches under a canopy, while the over-excited children performed a series of dances, a little play and even some poems in English. Lots of running around and giggling!
Farida is a good student and won a prize - she came second in her class, but was disappointed not to be first. Here she is with her certificate, and with her mother, auntie and friends.