Escape from School

 written by: Muhammad Anwar Andar

Qasim and Rahema are waiting in the yard of the castle for Lalo Mama. Qasim says that his cousin always escapes from school. Rahima asks Qasim to share the issue with his father but Qasim says that it might create some problems for him. Lalo Mama comes, greets his guests and takes them to the corridors of the castle. Qasim shares the issue with lalo Mama. Lalo Mama asks Qasim to advise him otherwise he would also face the same problems as Salem and Abid faced with. Rahema asks about the story of Abid and Salem.

Lalo opens them a window about Abid and Salem.


In the window, the reporter says that Abid and Salem were classmates and close friends.  One day in the break time, Abid asks Salem to take his bag and go with him to play outside of the school.

They were always escaping from school by jumping from the wall. one day they entered a garden and stole some grapes. Meanwhile, the gardener came but they escaped.

The exams days arrived and they did not know the correct answers to any question besides that, the teacher told them that due to a long-time absence, they were suspended from school.

Lalo Mama closes the window. Rahema says that now she knows the disadvantages of absence in the school.

Lalo Mama says that besides expelling from the school, such students might commit some crimes too.

Rahema asks the solution. Lalo says that the family members could help the school children and then he opens another window about the solution to this issue.


In the window, the reporter of the castle talks to those people who have found a solution to this problem.

Zabeh says: “my brothers were always escaping from school. when someone informed me from their absence, then I was going with them to school and taking back them to home and I was also helping them in school lessons and bringing them pens, pencils, notebooks and fulfill their other requirements. Now they regularly go to school and do not have any problem.”

Fatima, a student of Alai high school, Jalalabad city, Nangarhar province says: “my small brother, Suliman is a school student. One day our neighbor’s son told me that Suliman is always playing in the way to school and he is not going to school. I talked to Suliman and I am always helping him with school lessons and now he goes to school with enthusiasm.”

Lalo Mama closes the window.

Rahema and Qasim promise that they would inform their cousin from the disadvantages of escaping from school and they would also help him in his school lessons too.