TARAHUMARA - Girls' SchoolMarch 15 in Mexico
In Cerocahui, we visited the Tarahumara Girls’ School that boards girls from ages 4 - 12. There is presently 90 young girls living here.
Five nuns oversee the care of their young charges. Every girl is responsible for washing their clothes each day, even the 4 year olds! All other chores are assigned. The older girls get breakfast ready for all. Mothers from the community gather to prepare the other two meals.
It is a very tough decision for Tarahumara parents to send their daughters here as they are much needed for chores back home. 20% do go on to college and surprisingly many return to their very simplistic life style. Boys have limited schooling as they are needed as labour back in their settlements.
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