Thursday, July 1

Only 14 Hrs Of Electricity A Day

It's 12 am & I'm experiencing the first of many blackouts at my school.
Today (1 July) is the first day that this rural school will only receive enough diesel for 14hrs of electricity per day.
This means that we will have to cut 10hrs of electricity out of our every day life.

This is our daily schedule:
5am Students wake up.            1pm Morning classes end.
3pm Afternoon classes begin.   5pm Afternoon classes end.
7pm Evening self-study begins. 10pm Evening tea ends.

We're really being pushed here.
On a bare minimum, my school requires at least 13hrs of electricity to run!
Our curricular & co-curricular activities can still go on but gone are the comforts of a blasting fan on a hot day, refreshing afternoon showers, relaxing in front of the tv/computer or working late.
I'll probably miss most of the 2010 World Cup games. bummer~~

I'm not going to point fingers & start a pointless rant but...
It's days like these when you wish the 1 million given to top schools were used to generate electricity for performing rural secondary schools like mine.

Saya Berkorban Demi Negara

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