The school bell is the sweetest sound to a child's ear, especially the one for "recess" & "going home".
A humble classroom that has nurtured many kampung kids with big dreams. My hubby and his youngest brother are two of them who'd graduated with engineering degrees from the National University of Singapore, and 2 of my sister-in-laws are teachers and one is a pharmacist!
The number of student is dwindling as many young families have moved out of the rural area. The whole school is left with less than 60 students now.
One of the problems faced by many rural schools is the lack of English speaking environment. My hubby told me he's without any English teacher for a whole year when he's in the secondary school. "So we just go and play basketball lah...," He said.
My hubby "proudly" told the kids that he used to climb over the fence to play basketball here.
A relaxed and beautiful evening spent with the family members.
What a wonderful kampung life!