Photographer's Note

Nothing special from Denpasar.

In Poland and in most other countries (not in Sweden, as far as I know) all schools and universities are closed. In Poland, the children have classes on-line.

When I was in Bali, only three weeks ago, the schools worked normally. I saw these children in the courtyard of the elementary school. At first, they didn't see me. But after a minute or so, they noticed a woman with the camera.

Indonesians are required to attend nine years of school. They can choose between state-run, nonsectarian public schools supervised by the Department of National Education (Depdiknas) or private or semiprivate religious (usually Islamic) schools supervised and financed by the Department of Religious Affairs. After completion of the six-year primary-school program, three years of junior secondary school may be followed by three years of senior secondary school; or students can choose among a variety of vocational and pre-professional junior and senior secondary schools, each level of which requires three years of study. After secondary school, students may choose either three years of postsecondary vocational and pre-professional schools or three years of high school.The completion rate for Indonesian primary schools is excellent. Indeed, 100 percent of the relevant age-group had completed primary education as of 2003, according to World Bank data. The gross enrollment rate for primary schools was 100 percent, but it decreased to 62 percent for secondary schools and 16 percent for postsecondary schools. Most school children in Indonesian wear uniforms. The school year begins in July. Children attend classes from 7:00am to 12:30 and from 1:00pm to 5:30pm. There are school fees and fees for uniforms and books.

I hope you will find it interesting.

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