For some children around the world, going to school is a real challenge
For many of you, going to school is an easy thing – even if sometimes your parents may be afraid only for the fact of you crossing the street alone to get into your school bus. However, this is not the case of everyone. Children in this article are risking their lives daily to study, let’s discover together their wretched habits.
1 Long walk
In Africa, distances can be very long. So this little girl travels 20 km each day to get to her school.
In Sumatra, Indonesia, some students from Batu Busuk village have no other choice but to cross a river of 9 meters in height with the help of a cable. Their ordeal did not end there. They have to pass also through a forest for 11 km to get to school. After the collapse of a bridge because of the heavy rains a few years ago, students of Sumatra have to risk their lives to get to school.
3 Challenging the gravity laws
Another particularly dangerous bridge that student in the Indonesian village Tanjung Sanghiang must cross every day to get to school.
Children of Suro village in Indonesia are so brave and some of them do not hesitate to cross a dangerous bridge using their bikes. The authorities must put in place measures to ensure that children are not allowed to take risks anymore.
5 River crossing
Residents of Rizal village in the Philippines use inflated inner tubes to cross a river. Then they walk for an hour to get to school. The inhabitants of this village signed a petition for the local officials do build a bridge.
In the Trong Hoa town in Vietnam, some children have to swim twice a day through a 15 meter wide river to get to school. Every day they put their books and clothes in a plastic bag to prevent them from getting wet.
7 High Altitude
This kind of bridge is very common in Nepal. In some areas of the country, children must use it to go to class. Handmade, these bridges are so dangerous that many non-governmental organizations have decided to alert the authorities.
In Colombia, children who live in the rainforests use cables hanging 400 meters above the Rio Negro River to go to their schools.
In China, children studying in the school of Pili village must travel 200 km to get to school. This trip takes two days and it is done four times a year; for sure, the rest of the time they stay in school. Half of the trip is on camels and on foot. Part of the trip involves crossing a cliff over 300 meters.
The Chinese government is now, building a road to facilitate the trips of future generations.
In the middle of the conflicts between Israeli troops and Palestinian ones, this girl walks with determination to her school, not even caring about the risk that surrounds her.