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How well-equipped is this city for those raising infants/toddlers? Specifically, are there public places to change diapers, maintained playgrounds, etc?
There are no public conveniences in the city except at one of the 10 or so hotels situated in the center. Shopping centers have public toilets but limited facilities. There are very few parks and playgrounds; most are restricted to some restaurants and hotels, especially those outside the city.
Where can I get a list of reliable childcare providers/nannies?
Nannies are available and are generally referred by expatriates who are leaving. They are very reliable and can also serve as housekeepers. The domestic workers tend to be full-time and, therefore, casual nannies are hard to find.
Domestic employment contracts are essential. The wages are very affordable.
Discuss any safety issues for children in this city.
There are no real fears for children, but it is recommended that teenagers not go to the city unaccompanied.
What are the most popular kid-friendly attractions in the area?
Kunduchi Hotel and Beach Resorts
What are the most popular activities for kids after school or on weekends?
Very limited and families are expected to look after and entertain their children most of the time
What's it like to be a teenager in this city? Are there any particular challenges I should be aware of as a parent?
There aren’t many activities for teenagers.
Are there any organizations/social groups in the area that cater exclusively to young people ages 12-17?
It is recommended that families get involved with carefully selecting possible venues for their teenagers before allowing them to go out without your being there.
I want my child to get the most out of our stay in this country. Are there any specific opportunities to teach young people about the local culture?
There are many cultures and places to see and explore, but it is best that children and teenagers be accompanied by their parents on most occasions. The only exceptions are school-organized activities.
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