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FOOD FIRST HIGH SCHOOL MEMORIES

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FOOD FIRST HIGH SCHOOL MEMORIES

Unforgettable silly moments,
Of brainwashing thoughts,
Living everything next,
And putting food first,
Opposing change just in case,
Yet part and partial of nature..

Becoming slaves to our stomachs,
To the extent that,
We possessed not any thoughts of saving,
From our pocket money,
We become big spenders,
When we had money at hand,
Not on anything else productive,
But rather food stuffs...

Canteens were then visited,
As though it was our last day on earth,
Seeming to forget that tomorrow exists,
And in a blink of an eye,
We were back to the "i am broke" lifestyle..

In case we missed or had a bad change in the school menu,
That's if it was favorable before,
We became aggressive and possessed "lion hearts",
Even if the root causes of the circumstances,
Seemed to be indirectly from us,
And directly from our parents,
That's with financial crisis,
When some parents failed to pay school fees,
That match the expenses on meals..

That reminds me of someday during high school,
When we had a slight change in the school menu,
We were informed that we would no longer have breakfast with bread,
As it was before the incidence,
That meant that we would take porridge only,
On addition that meat we ate once in a week,
Had been removed from the menu weeks before,
And the porridge had in it not enough milk and sugar.

All these made students go wild,
Especially when they were informed that bread was excluded from the menu,
Yet the truth that we were also aware of,
Was that the school had faced a financial crisis,
Hence becoming difficult for it,
To cover the expenses on the excluded meals,
Yet the root cause being our parent's fault,
Of not paying full school dues.

Since the school had both boarding and day sections,
The boarders were the ones that faced the consequences,
Which later resulted into demonstrations by boys in the boarding section,
However which seemed a peaceful one,
Since nothing was destroyed.

Good enough after the demonstration,problems were solved and meals were made better though it was self explanatory that the school ran into debts.

News spread throughout the country,police visited the school to check what was going on,the administrators were given a big challenge,mention it.

ABOVE ALL THOUGH IN THE NEGATIVE ASPECT,THE SCHOOL'S NAME WAS GIVEN A POOR POINT OF VIEW YET IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST SCHOOLS IN RWANDA..

"FOOD FIRST" WHICH SEEMED THE MOST COMMON WORD SAID BY THE HEAD MASTER CAME TO PASS ON 3rd NOVEMBER 2017.

Written by; Reagan Musore






Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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