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 thoughts on “Dangerous walks to school

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

  2. 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….

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

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

    • 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?

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  8. 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)

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