Here are 12 of the most dangerous journeys to school that kids actually have to make

To the dismay of many kids around the world, summer is over and school is back in session. And as we listen to their moans of displeasure as we pull them out of bed in the morning, it’s easy to forget that school is a treasured luxury on some parts of the world.

From Bored Panda:

According to UNESCO, progress in connecting children to schools has slowed down over the past five years. Areas that lack suitable school routes can often flood, making it even harder for kids to commute. Dangerous paths are one of the main reasons why many children decide to quit school.

The solution might seem easy: build roads and bridges, buy buses and hire a driver. However, the lack of funds and recurring natural disasters in many countries make it difficult to provide children with the solutions they so desperately need.

Take a look at few examples of dedicated kids making their treacherous journeys to school:

1. 5-Hour Journey Into The Mountains On A 1ft Wide Path To Probably The Most Remote School In The World, Gulu, China road 1road 2road 3
2. Schoolchildren Climbing On Unsecured Wooden Ladders, Zhang Jiawan Village, Southern China road 4road 5
3. Kids Traveling To A Boarding School Through The Himalayas, Zanskar, Indian Himalayas road 6
4. Pupils Crossing A Damaged Suspension Bridge, Lebak, Indonesia road 7road 7 road 8
5. Kids Flying 800m On A Steel Cable 400m Above The Rio Negro River, Colombia road 9 road 10
6. Crossing a Broken Bridge In The Snow To Get To School In Dujiangyan, Sichuan Province, China road 11
7. Children Traveling On The Roof Of A Wooden Boat In Pangururan, Indonesia road 12
8. School Girls Walking Across A Plank On The Wall Of The 16th Century Galle Fort In Sri Lanka road 13
9. Students Crossing Ciherang River On A Makeshift Bamboo Raft, Cilangkap Village, Indonesia road 14
10. 125-Mile Journey To A Boarding School Through The Mountains, Pili, China road 15
11. Pupils Walking On A Tightrope 30 Feet Above A River, Padang, Sumatra, Indonesia road 16road 17
12. Elementary School Students Crossing A River On Inflated Tire Tubes, Rizal Province, Philippines road 18road 19

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