For the tenth collect , i was at Garmeh
in the iranian desert . The schools aren't
mixed in Iran ; but Garmeh is a small
village with 100 inhabitants . Boys and
girls are together until the age : 12. And
then , they go at khur which is a biggest town.
Monday february 3 th , when i go in the
class with the tallest , the 15 pupils who are
12 stand up . They say hello in the same
moment , the boys are on a side and the
girls (with a long black veil) on the other .
The children listen the director who present
me with 3 teachers among the 14 for the
school : one for each matter .
I explain my trip with a world map and
then i sing 3 songs ( french , deutch and
turc ) ; after , the director ask me to stop .
In Iran , you don't sing a lot , generally only
the musulman songs are autorised in the
But , it was with a patriot sing " Iran, Iran "
that the children finish the collect . Most
pupils are mean timids , perhaps because
i 'm a foreigner, a lot look at the ground .
After this collect , the director invits me in
his office for tea time . By the window , i
see the 15 pupils who run happily in the
playground and they begin a football
match with boys and girls .
Before to leave this school, i have a knock-up
with Mahmmoud , a teacher who's a nice
table tennis player .
Thank to Pouia who was my guide for the
visit and my interpreter for translate the collect .