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Submitted by: DaveLucent On Jul 2, 2012 and Viewed 5,007 times.
Robel Asfaw, a 13-year-old, grade 7 student, has had a tougher academic
year than at any time before and wants something that could ease his
He had a promise from his extremely busy father who travels
almost every week to the fields that he and his little sister would
travel to some place that would give them relief after having performed
well in their final exams they took at the end of the semester. However,
their father hasn’t returned yet. Both Robel and his younger sister
aren’t waiting for their father to come and take them far away. As
usual, they are rather waiting for his approval, whether he could allow
them to enter summer camps. “We heard of it from friends who have been
to such places before,” he says.
Apparently, the local trend
among students during summer is hanging out at cafés and some
recreational spots. However, such trends are not welcomed by many
parents since they fear that their kids are said to have been in
disastrous conditions while strolling in the city observing a lot of
wrongs and even evil deeds.
In almost all schools in Addis, there
is a half day class that would help the students to engage in the
introductory parts of the up-coming level ahead and to maintain the gap
while they are away from the school that creates a possible obstacle not
to get into the mood easily when they come back again. read more