Dwishojoyee- No new headphones, tablets, digital workbooks or zoom calls can be comparable chaotic clamour of classrooms

“I know the world is facing the worst humanitarian crisis and my complaint regarding not having a normal school life is not comparable to what’s happening in this world currently- people are dying, families are broken and economy is collapsing.

I know while I’m ranting, there’s someone breathing the last moments of their lives or someone is on the verge of  running out of his/her money but here I am, a student, witnessing a silent, slow moving education crisis, knowing that I will never get those valuable years back.

No new headphones, tablets, digital workbooks or zoom calls can be comparable chaotic clamour of classrooms. I miss gathering for the mundane morning assembly, where we sometimes witnessed some amusing incidents.

Although life in quarantine isn’t all bad at all. We get to sleep in and stay at home to enjoy beautiful sunny days. But there are also missed milestones and celebrations.

I miss the little things that brought so much joy to my day- that stare by the new boy in class, running to get spicy momos, samosas and phuchkas from the school canteen.

I will never have memories of my last 10th board exam. I won’t experience normal school ever. I hope to get to cherish even a month of high school before 2022 happens. It is all very scary, of course, to see what comes next, but really, all I can do is wait and see what happens.” said Dwishojoyee

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