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Again Santiago de Cuba. I like my pictures from Santiago most of all. The girls are coming from school in the Tivoli district.

Set in a hillside just south of the tourist area around Parque Cespedes is the El Tivoli district, once Santiago's most fashionable real-estate location and now a charmingly run-down and weathered place to wander. This characterful old French quarter features steep and narrow cobbled or stepped streets, colourful houses and a handful of visitor attractions, all of which combine to make this a great place for a stroll.

Cuban education:
KINDERGARTEN
Age level: 4-6 years old
Uniform: white top, blue bottom, blue scarf.

PRIMARY
Type of school providing this education: Escuela primaria
Length of program in years: 6
Age level: 6-11 years old
Uniform: White top, red bottom, red scarf

BASIC SECONDARY
Length of program in years: 3
Age level: 12-15 years old
Certificate/diploma awarded: Secondary School Completion Diploma
Uniform: White top, yellow bottom
Uniform: White top, navy blue bottom (Plantation Schools)

UPPER SECONDARY

Age level: 15-18 old
Certificate/diploma awarded: Bachillerato (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)

In Workshop the close up of the girls an instant later, without the sign.


Otherpicture from the Tivoli district



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