Education is important and many children have to go through dangerous ways, paths and routes to arrive at their school, which is situated at very unusual and dangerous locations.
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Education is a wonderfully important thing for a child, but sometimes the commute is a real killer. Coming up… Narrow mountain paths, broken bridges. Join us as we explore some of the most dangerous ways to get to school.
A dedicated teacher can make all the difference in a child’s life, but it’s helpful if the kids can actually get to the classroom. In a remote village in Gulu, China, there’s an elementary school that is straight out of a storybook. Shen Qijun is a dedicated and influential teacher and a real pillar of the small community, and his lessons are useful and important in shaping a student’s life.
Safe and secure schooling is important for youngsters and can help paint a brighter future, but what if you had to break out of a fortress each time you wanted to attend class? In the Badagong mountains in Southern China children have to learn to climb, before they can learn math or science.
The upside of a boarding school, especially if it’s on this list, is that you only have to make the journey a couple of times each year, rather than every day. Cutting its way through the bottom of a gorge is the Zanskar River, in the Indian Himalayas.
Disaster can strike anywhere, but if you care enough, you might still find a way to get to school. A group of children in Western Indonesia garnered some world fame after a photo of them crossing a bridge went viral.
I mean, having a bridge seems like a better option than… say, not having a bridge. About fifty miles away from the success story of this crossing is another tale told of daring kids risking it all for school.
The adage “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” can apply to a lot of makeshift methods for getting through the day to day, but it can make for some pretty sketchy solutions. In southeast Columbia, the roaring Rio Negro is a giant river that separates a small village from the capital of Bogota.
Walking to school can be good for your health, but it can also be potentially, well, disastrous. In Pili Village, China, eighty children are eligible to go to school, and their parents are supportive, possibly beyond reason.