Photographer's Note

As we were walking in the streets of this township, I've caught sight of this old bus at the end of a dump site.

As I approached it to evaluate the potential for a photo, I felt something moving inside... I first thought it was an animal or a person living in it, when I've realized that two young fellows were hiding from school... So instead of shooting an empty bus carcass, I've asked the student to take his portrait.

Truancy means any intentional unauthorized absence from compulsory schooling.

There are a number of expressions in English which refer to truancy.

• South Africa > bunking, skipping or jippo
• Jamaica, Guyana Antigua and Barbuda > skulling
• Australia > wagging, ditching, jigging, dogging or bludging
• England > bunking or skiving or wagging
• Wales > mitching, wagging or on the knock
• Liverpool > sagging
• Scotland > bunking, cutting, doggin, skiving, playing tickie or puggin
• Ireland > on the hop, on the bunk, mitching, scheming or dossing
• United States and Canada > hookey, ditching, dipping, jigging, sluffing, skipping, cutting class
• Trinidad and Tobago > breaking biche
• Singapore and Malaysia > fly
• Malay > ponteng, or simply just pon

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