Friday, November 4, 2011

‎15,000 students here at JCI and they sleep 6 to a room with no hot water or showers. They walk to this Bathing House that is heated by burning huge piles of old reclaimed plywood, some still covered in paint or plaster. You can see the girls (less often the boys) walking at night in their slippers and wet hair, carrying plastic buckets of soap and washcloths. The smoke billows onto the sports courts, into open windows and onto clotheslines. (We teachers have nice hot showers in our rooms, thankfully.)
Coffee shop waiting out the rain.
The alley behind my dorm.