Friday, January 15, 2016

“I love it!” – A head start in Timor-Leste

Five year old Roque in Lauana Groto, Timor-Leste.
© UNICEF EAPRO/2015/Nazer
As soon as the teacher tosses the football outside, all the young preschoolers in Lauana Groto village, Timor Leste, rise from their small blue chairs. Just a split second after she utters the word ‘outside’, all the children are on their way, excitedly running to the playground in preparation for the next lesson.

For five- year old Roque Gomes Soares, this is one of the best parts of the day. “I love it!” he screams between fits of laughter and giggles.