Intro: This week we are comparing our lives with a girl named Omar. She is a primary student who lives in Malawi. We recently watched her video about her life., and her school life at Mwaya.
I think we have differnt school lives, because she wakes up at 6:00 to walk to school. We wake up at 7:00 am and some people go to school at 8:00 or 8:30. She walks 6 kilometers to school on the rocky dusty ground with no shoes., we drive to school.
At her school students are 12-16 years old , everyone has an exam at the end of the year. If they fail they stay at the school until they pass it , If they pass it they move to secondary school. They have 2 breaks at 8:40 and 10:40 each for 10 minutes.
Some girls stay home to learn how to cook and farm from their mothers, that means they don't have time to study for exams. Its not just the girls its most of the children. They fail because they help their families
Omar's life at home is really frustrating because her mother and father died when she was young.She and her brother and sisters has to sleep on the floor while the grampa sleeps on the only bed because he sick.Omar has to do chores she walks to the well and collects water for her family that is used for bathing,cooking and cleaning
Some students go to the school at night time to study for the exam. When its 9:00 they stop studying and sleep at the school.
We have comfortable shoes unlike Omar she has bare feet and has to walk on a rocky dusty road . She has to clean her school every time she gets there.
we have the contrast things as Omar here in NZ that we both clean and do chores. But her chores are more difficult than ours. some students study at school unlike people in NZ they can just study at home because they have time.
Similarly to Omar we both sing our own national anthem and we study. We also have chores to do everyday. We also do exams when were in college.