Zerah Z.C. Rongong
We saw these children organizing and participating in games of dice on the roadside in the run-up to Diwali. Most of them were in Class 3 and they said that they stay away from school – this is the festive season!
The game has been increasing in popularity over the last five years or so, and the adults in the village did not seem to be perturbed by the scene before them. School teachers in the local school said that once the festive season starts, students have no desire to study, and nothing can be done about the matter!