There are some parts of school that kids may not enjoy, but, typically, most kids can’t wait for the chance to see their classmates and learn. Especially at very young ages, children’s minds are like sponges and they are eager to learn about the world that they live in. However, not every child learns in the same manner. Most schools teach from a standardized curriculum, but many neglect to teach children in a way that is catered to each individual. For instance, some kids excel as visual learners, while others excel when having a hands-on experience. If a student doesn’t understand something, it doesn’t necessarily mean that he or she is less intelligent. Rather, it could be a sign that they just need to be taught in a different way.
For some children around the world, it is unfortunate that the greatest hurdle to learning is the journey to school rather than the lesson plan. Schools aren’t easily accessible in every region, and kids often risk their lives in trying to receive an education. This is a way of life for them, and it’s something too many of us have taken for granted.
It takes five hours to get to one of the most remote schools in the world. The school is located in the mountains of Gulu, China.
The narrow pathway through the mountains goes right up against the edge.
Hopefully, the steep cliffs don’t spook the animals.
In the forests of Zhang Jiawan Village, Southern China, students have to use ladders to climb the steep hills.
Can you imagine ascending this to get to class?
Going to boarding school in the Indian Himalayas involves traversing mini icebergs.
In Lebak, Indonesia, students often rely on a damaged suspension bridge to get across the river.
After the story spread, Indonesia’s largest steel producer, PT Krakatau Steel, built a new bridge so that children could cross the river safely.
It’s normal for students to use steel cables as a means of transportation when crossing the Rio Negro River in Colombia.
Would you trust that cable? It’s a long way down.
Pupils often use canoes to get to school in Riau, Indonesia.
This fallen tree root in India functions as a natural bridge.
This girl from Myanmar rides a bull to school.
Auto rickshaws are used as the standard mode of transportation for these students in Beldanga, India.
Students in Dujiangyan, Sichuan Province in China have to cross a broken bridge in the snow to get to school.
Children cross the waters in Pangururan, Indonesia on the roof of a wooden boat.
A plank on the wall of the 16th century Galle Fort in Sri Lanka serves as a platform for these schoolgirls to walk on.
Pupils use boats to get to school in Kerala, India.
A horse cart in Delhi, India helps these children get back from school.
These students resort to using makeshift bamboo rafts to get to their school in the remote Cilangkap Village in Indonesia.
In the mountains of Pili Village in China, a 125-mile journey to boarding school is the norm.
30 feet above a river in Padang, Indonesia, a student hangs on to a tightrope as he tries to get himself to the other side.
No child should have to deal with conditions like this.
Elementary school students use inflated tire tubes to cross the rivers of Rizal Province in the Philippines.
Hopefully, nothing important falls into the river.
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