A dangerous road to school

A dangerous road to school

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For most children and their parents crossing the road on the way to school – the most dangerous part of their journey to school. But look at Chinese children from the village Ganguan. Every day these kids are going down a dangerous road on the cliff to get to his school in Bijie, South-West China's Guizhou province. Primary school Bango is halfway up the mountain, and the trail leads through the dangerous cliff, passes through passes and tunnels. This paved path is less than 0.5 meters in width, and then the children have to pull over to the rock to squeeze on. This "way" appeared 40 years ago, as the irrigation ditch, and although there is another, safer route, but it takes two hours. The only thing that somehow soothes parent is that 49 children are accompanied by an experienced teacher.

A dangerous road to school

A dangerous road to school

To some, this story may seem incredible, but for the children of these regions such road – the usual routine on the path to knowledge.

A dangerous road to school

You'd be surprised how dangerous roads, some children have to go to school.

A dangerous road to school

For example, in Sumatra, Indonesia, about 20 students with a strong will to knowledge should pass the rope at a height of one meter above the river to get to their class in Padang.

A dangerous road to school

By the way, that's not all – after crossing the river, they must still pass 11 km through the jungle. Thus local children go to school for two years, after heavy rains washed away, been there a suspension bridge.

A dangerous road to school

Another Indonesian village Sangiang Tanjung children living on the other side of the river Seberang must cross a broken hanging bridge to get to the other side, where their school.

A dangerous road to school

Of course, on the other side you can go the other way, but then the road will take them half an hour more.

A dangerous road to school

And these kids don't want to be late, so they choose more short but dangerous journey.

A dangerous road to school

But there's good news: the largest steel producer in Indonesia – "company PT Krakatau Steel" decided to build a new bridge to replace the old one, which was damaged by flooding in January 2012.

A dangerous road to school

Another Indonesian village children give themselves a ride bikes on the aqueduct that separates Suro village from the village of Planungen in Java.

A dangerous road to school

Children prefer this way, because it is shorter, though the aqueduct and was not created in order for people walked on it.

A dangerous road to school

And even though it is dangerous, children prefer it, not a workaround that is longer than 6 km away.

A dangerous road to school

In the Philippines, the primary school students use inflatable tires to cross the river on the way to school in a remote village in the province of rizal, East of Manila.

A dangerous road to school

The students have to go at least an hour to get to school (and back).

A dangerous road to school

If the river overflows its banks due to heavy rains, the students have to miss class or to take refuge in the houses of relatives.

A dangerous road to school

The local community petitioned the government to build a suspension bridge, and to make the transition easier, fast and safe.

A dangerous road to school

Among Filipino children, at least, there are the tires. And these Vietnamese children there is no order. Dozens of children from 1 to 5 class swim twice a day to get to school and back. In the town trong Hoa road to school is across the river. And to clothing and books do not wet, the children put them in bags and cross the river almost naked. On the other side, they take out the clothes and put it on. This river is 15 meters wide and 20 meters deep.

A dangerous road to school

These are the bridges and gondolas are quite common in Nepal, where good roads are almost gone. Children use them to get to the other side. Decades is the lack of safety measures resulted in numerous accidents. Fortunately, several charities are trying to build a safe crossing.

A dangerous road to school

In Colombia, the children of several families living in a rainforest, 65 km South-East of Bogota, go to school by now these ropes connecting the two sides of the village. This is the only way to get to school. Steel cables equal to 800 m in length and is suspended 400m above the Rio Negro river. This girl Daisy Mora and her brother Yamid moving with a speed of 80 km/h. Yamid sits in the bag, because it is too small (5 years) to cross the river on their own. The journey takes 60 seconds.

A dangerous road to school

But back to China.

A dangerous road to school

These children live in a boarding school in Pili, and every day they had to clear the way on the dangerous cliffs.

A dangerous road to school

This road is located in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous region. Children have to cross the cliffs, once a semester.

A dangerous road to school

Children also need to Wade through the cold water of the river, then cross the 200-meter bridge and four narrow bridge. The journey takes two days!

A dangerous road to school

And finally, this photo had to awaken your children a desire to learn! But this girl clearly intends to acquire knowledge – she goes to school in the midst of the conflict between Israeli forces and Palestinians in the refugee camp of Shuafat.

Keywords: China | Indonesia | The school | The Philippines | Colombia | The world | The students

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