Young In the Far West
Photographer : Hari Maharjan (ECS Media)
In the morning at about five, I collect firewood from the forest. In the winter, it is really cold. It is fine now in the summer. I go to the forest with my friends, and sister. My brother stays at home, he is too young. My mother is busy with her chores in the morning, making food for us all and fetching water from the water tap down the hill.
I go to school with my brother and sister at eight. The school is half an hour away from our home but it would probably take you an hour. It’s a nice walk down the hill through forests and across a stream. No, we do not stop to play in the morning in the forest but we do in the afternoon when school is out. I love going to school, our teachers are students who studied at the school before so they are nice to us. Sometimes we don’t have books and we need to borrow or share. I have never come first in class. The first prize is three notebooks and two pens. I love reading stories in Nepali, and science. I hate maths.