Consequences of Running away from School

Written by: Wajiha Sayar

Tabasum goes with her brother, Murad to the castle. Tabasum says to Murad that she wants to take one day leave for helping her mother in household chores.  Murad says that he has learned a trick from some of his classmates. Meanwhile, Lalo Mama comes and after greeting, he takes them inside the castle.

In the castle, Tabasum asks Murad to tell her about the trick he has learned from his classmates.

Murad says that some of his classmates run away from school. Tabasum asks him if none of them has faced any problem. Murad replies that he knows many of his classmates that run away from the class but he doesn’t know if they are facing problems.

Lalo Mama turns on his mobile phone.

Nila Ibrahimi, a resident of Herat province says, “My close friend was my classmate and she was an intelligent student in the class. Her bad friends caused her to run away from school every day and it caused her to fail in 4 subjects in the exams.”

Wais Ahmad, a ninth-grade student says, “I was used escaping from school. When one day I was jumping from the school wall, my uniform tied in barbed wire. A teacher held me and called to my father and my father punished me.”

Tabasum asks the reason for running away from school. Lalo Mama opens them a window.


In the window, the reporter of the castle is talking with some juveniles about the causes of escaping from school.

Ajmal, a fourth-grade student, a resident of Jalalabad city, Nangarhar province says, “I was in the 3rd position in my class but I was always escaping from the class and I got the fourth position and later I failed in 3 subjects.”

Sabour, an eleventh-grade student says, “One day I have not done my home assignment and I was afraid of my history teacher. I decided to escape from the school, and when I jumped from the school wall, I broke my hand.”

Lalo Mama closes the window.

Murad promises that he would never escape from the school and would tell about the consequences of running from school to his other classmates.