25 of The Most Dangerous And Unusual Journeys To School In The World

To the delight (or dismay) of millions, the school season is beginning in many countries throughout the world. But it’s important not to forget that, in some parts of the world, school can be a hard-won luxury. Many children throughout the world have to take the most incredible and unimaginable routes in order to receive the education that some of us may take for granted. This list we collected will show you just how determined some children can be when it comes to getting an education.
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.

5-Hour Journey Into The Mountains On A 1ft Wide Path To Probably The Most Remote School In The World, Gulu, China

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Schoolchildren Climbing On Unsecured Wooden Ladders, Zhang Jiawan Village, Southern China

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Kids Traveling To A Boarding School Through The Himalayas, Zanskar, Indian Himalayas

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Pupils Crossing A Damaged Suspension Bridge, Lebak, Indonesia

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Kids Flying 800m On A Steel Cable 400m Above The Rio Negro River, Colombia

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Pupils Canoeing To School, Riau, Indonesia

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Kids Traveling Through The Forest Across A Tree Root Bridge, India

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A Girl Riding A Bull To School, Myanmar

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Riding a Tuktuk (Auto Rickshaw) To School In Beldanga, India

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Crossing a Broken Bridge In The Snow To Get To School In Dujiangyan, Sichuan Province, China

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Children Traveling On The Roof Of A Wooden Boat In Pangururan, Indonesia

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School Girls Walking Across A Plank On The Wall Of The 16th Century Galle Fort In Sri Lanka

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Pupils Traveling By Boat in Kerala, India

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Schoolchildren Riding A Horse Cart Back From School In Delhi, India

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Students Crossing Ciherang River On A Makeshift Bamboo Raft, Cilangkap Village, Indonesia

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125-Mile Journey To A Boarding School Through The Mountains, Pili, China

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Pupils Walking On A Tightrope 30 Feet Above A River, Padang, Sumatra, Indonesia

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Elementary School Students Crossing A River On Inflated Tire Tubes, Rizal Province, Philippines

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