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Dangerous walks to school

Girls on the way to school in remote Nepal. There is no bridge and they have to daily risk their lives for education.


Girl forced to walk through the lines of minefield marking sticks on her way to school in Sri Lanka.

Children living in the Zhang Jiawan village have to climb unsecured ladders that are leaning against a 60-metre tall cliff face each day to get to school.

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Students from Cilangkap village in Indonesia had to construct a bamboo raft to get to school.

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Pupils in a remote village in China are forced to scramble down sheer cliffs and cross freezing rivers just to reach their school.

Indonesian students face Indiana Jones-style river crossing every day.

For these students the zip wire is their only access to the outside world, 1,300ft above the Rio Negro in Colombia.

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Walking to school down the frozen Zanskar River in Ladakh.

A group of girls walk across a narrow plank on the walls of the 16th century Galle fort to reach their school in Sri Lanka

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The daily walk to and from Gulucun Primary school in China, certainly takes some courage with a 5,000ft sheer drop on one side.

A single horse cart ferries more than thirty-five children to school on the outskirts of New Delhi in India.

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38 responses

  1. Krezybrit

    My father used to walk 5 miles to school every day, through blistering heat with snow up to his chin. Uphill, both ways.

    February 3, 2014 at 04:38

  2. People adapt. They probably think nothing of it, could even be cheerily chatting recipes or sports as they swing from tree to tree …

    February 2, 2014 at 19:55

  3. asiatrainers

    Yes, some Malaysians have to risk being robbed on their way to school too.

    May 12, 2013 at 14:47

  4. I did not risk my life to go to skool, this is why I am a happy illiterate!

    May 12, 2013 at 03:47

  5. Their courage is unsettling, thanks!

    April 28, 2013 at 19:30

  6. rina

    amazing!!
    how the education is so important for them…

    for once to take that risk maybe so weird and horrorable…

    but for usual… maybe it’s so easy for them….

    April 19, 2013 at 05:23

  7. Anonymous

    they are wild. they are like young volcanoes.

    April 16, 2013 at 14:19

  8. Wow. Heroes indeed!

    April 16, 2013 at 04:41

  9. Shahzad Akhtar

    Really it hard to go and live in this area…… any how great effort for going to shcool.

    November 7, 2012 at 12:45

  10. antonjazz

    Amazing. Where did you get this information from? And who took the incredible photos?

    August 16, 2012 at 01:51

  11. Amazing! … and a reminder not to take both our children and education for granted

    June 8, 2012 at 01:52

  12. bellesogni

    Wouldn’t it be easier to bring the education to the children? Or move?

    June 2, 2012 at 07:14

    • Anonymous

      some people do not have the means to

      April 15, 2013 at 13:57

  13. Reblogged this on bhavyaxoxo and commented:
    GOOD GOD

    May 31, 2012 at 05:08

  14. Reblogged this on In My Mind It Makes Sense.

    May 30, 2012 at 09:13

  15. If any children at home complains about school show them this and maybe they can understand and be thankful they do not have to risk life going to school the even the intercity schools are safer than what these children have to go though

    May 30, 2012 at 01:19

  16. Anonymous

    Woopsies, I fell…

    May 30, 2012 at 00:48

  17. El

    Jeez that’s crazy that they have to risk their lives just to to school, sometimes I have to drag myself out of bed.

    May 30, 2012 at 00:03

  18. Hulk Hogan

    Danger? I bet more kids get hit by cars on the way to school in developed countries than those kids do on the cliffs.

    May 29, 2012 at 22:31

  19. hey the zipline and the cliff roads are kinda cool, but i don’t think i’d like that every day…

    May 29, 2012 at 22:21

  20. Damn – nothing like these pictures to put some of my own ( perceived ) obstacles into perspective!

    May 29, 2012 at 21:21

  21. Anonymous

    To everyone posting “poor kids, what’s being done about this?” Those kids are fine. They are clearly alive. YOU are the walking dead to be pitied, not them.

    May 29, 2012 at 21:18

  22. Anonymous

    omg its terrible ….what the government doing ?

    May 29, 2012 at 20:45

  23. Linda

    God shows Mercy upon the Children all over the world, I thank HIM that he loves the little children so much. All people should show more love and respect for OUR GOD in Heaven and be so thankful and always Praise HIS Name for his love compassion and favors he bestows upon this world. Thank GOD he gave us his son Jesus to give us a way to get to heaven someday. Hallelujah Amen!

    May 29, 2012 at 20:20

    • Anonymous

      You Idoit. What the hell does god have to do with it? Those kids are most likely not even Christian. And why would they thank god for forcing them to risk their lives everyday? If this is how god shows he loves them, doesn’t that make him kind of a douchbag?

      May 29, 2012 at 20:39

  24. Anonymous

    Hats of kids! To ur dedication to studies

    May 29, 2012 at 20:19

  25. send all the school bullies there for boot camp.

    May 29, 2012 at 20:08

    • Linda

      They couldn’t make it Joyce……

      May 29, 2012 at 20:21

  26. Anonymous

    Man. And I could barely get up and walk to school. Are these kids even kids??

    May 29, 2012 at 19:44

  27. Anonymous

    I recall being upset if the ‘cool’ bus seats were already taken.

    May 29, 2012 at 19:37

  28. Anonymous

    it is amazing that how they are going to school when danger is every where.

    May 29, 2012 at 18:52

  29. I am amazed at the courage those kids have. I mean, I could barely get up this morning.

    May 29, 2012 at 18:43

  30. Natasha

    Wow, that really gives you some perspective. Some amazing images.

    May 29, 2012 at 13:43

  31. Eye opening images. Thanks for sharing.

    May 29, 2012 at 02:05

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  33. I´ve been to some of these countries, it´s terrible, but it seems as if they are not aware of the danger, or maybe they don´t want to think too much about (which I understand)

    May 28, 2012 at 20:54

  34. This certainly is unique.

    I only hope those children can grow up safe. They are suppose to be children…. :(

    May 28, 2012 at 18:49

  35. I’ll show it to anyone, who complains on traffic jams, while seating in air-conditioned car.

    May 28, 2012 at 14:37

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