The Old but Clean School Uniform

   Written by: Najia Nijat

Zarghona and Ilyas are the guests of Lalo Mama. Zarghona says to Ilyas: My classmate was wearing so old school uniform today that I wanted to laugh on her and most fun was that the teacher asked her to take part in the competition with her old uniform.

Alyas blames her for mocking on someone's old dress.

Lalo Mama comes and after greeting, he takes them to the corridor of the castle. There in the corridor, Ilyas says to Lalo Mama that Zarghona is mocking one of her classmates for her old dress.

Zarghona says that she buys new school uniform every year. Lalo Mama opens a window about school uniform.


In the window, the reporter of the castle is talking to some school girls about school uniform.

Zahra, a resident of Shakardara district of Kabul province says:

I always prepare new school uniform two times a year.

Ferishta, a resident of Paghman district of Kabul province says: I oblige my mother to buy me new school uniform before starting the school.

Nagina, a resident of Jalalabad city of Nangarhar province says: lam from a family with a low income. I don’t care about the old school uniform and I just pay attention to my lessons.

Lalo Mama closes the window.

Zarghona is not satisfied with this information and Lalo Mama opens another window about the same issue.


In the window, a stage drama is showing. In the drama, it is the first day of school. Girls seem happy and most of them have new uniforms and new bags. Meanwhile, Haseena comes and her classmate congrats on her new uniform. Haseena says that they do not have enough money to buy new uniform every year and she has put on the last year school uniform. Marzia mocking her old uniform. Haseena gets upset.

In the second scene of the drama, the midterm exam has passed and the teacher announcing the result. She announces that Haseena comes first and Marzia fails in four subjects.

Marzia becomes sad. Tamana, one of her classmates says to her that it is the result of mocking Haseena for her old uniform. Haseena says that learning is more important than the uniform for her.

Marzia asks her apology and they become friends.

Lalo Mama closes this window too.

Zarghona accepts that learning is really important than new uniform.