A rainy day during dry season
It’s rained quite a few days in dry season this year (rainy season is July - October, dry is November - June), which of course gets my overactive mind worrying about the effects of global warming.
The real concern though, is that when there is rain, there is no school. (Happily, although it rained a lot last night and effected my delicates drying on the clothes line, it didn’t rain today to effect school).
The reason there is no school when it rains is because most of the students live in houses like the ones pictured here. When it rains, their houses leak, the roads flood and become muddy, and they can’t risk soaking the shirt on their back-probably one of the only shirts they own-on their way to school. Even worse than the mud and getting wet (which sound like a great time to a developed country kid), their families cannot afford to take them to a doctor. If they catch something while shivering in the rain, their health can be endangered.
And so, rain is yet another interruption preventing the children of Nicaragua from attending school. While the disruption to their education can be frustrating, it couldn’t be any other way with the way that they live.