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Kids in Ebola-hit area grow bored as schools shut

By Agence France-Presse in Buchanan, Liberia ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-11-17 07:33:46

No school should be every child's dream, but Ebola-hit Liberia's children are so bored after months of school closures that they actually visit their teacherless classrooms every day to meet friends.

It is midday in Buchanan, a port of 35,000 people 110 kilometers southeast of the capital, Monrovia, and Prince David is waking from a nap on the veranda outside his empty classroom.

"I have nothing to do so I came here to wait for some friends. Every morning my mother gives me jobs to do at home, and when I get through I come onto campus to meet friends so we can chat," he said. "That's how we kill the time."

Kids in Ebola-hit area grow bored as schools shut

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