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10 of the Most Dangerous Journeys to Schools Around the World


World  (tags: children, educaton, literacy, schools )

Kit
- 380 days ago - takepart.com
Many of us have heard the stories of how our parents or grandparents had to walk miles in the snow to get to school. Perhaps some of these tales were a tad embellished, but we got the point.



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Kit B. (277)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 12:16 pm
(Photo: Beawiharta/Reuters)



The Treacherous Trip to School

Many of us have heard the stories of how our parents or grandparents had to walk miles in the snow to get to school. Perhaps some of these tales were a tad embellished, but we got the point. A lot of American kids have the luxury of being driven in a warm car or bus to a good school nearby. This is not the case for the children in this gallery.

The photos you are about to see are snapshots of the treacherous trips kids around the world take each day to get an education. Considering there are currently 61 million children worldwide who are not receiving an education—the majority of which are girls—these walks are seen as being well worth the risk.

In the above photo, students in Indonesia hold tight while crossing a collapsed bridge to get to school in Banten village on January 19, 2012. Flooding from the Ciberang river broke a pillar supporting the suspension bridge, which was built in 2001.

++++Click through the gallery for more photos of the harrowing trips children take to school.
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By Jenny Inglee | Take Part |

 

JL A. (269)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 12:22 pm
So many things westerners take for granted without having an attitude of gratitude...sign
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 12:34 pm
This is so tragic. Thank you. (N, P, T)
 

Nancy M. (219)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 12:39 pm
Amazing. And how many of today's kids would do that (or how many parents would let them?)
 

Angelika R. (143)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 3:38 pm
Getting sick just from looking-.. this will definitely help to never complain again if a school bus might be belated..or "bad weather" in our areas, - as JL said, we take too much for granted. Thx Kit
 

Twyla Sparks (214)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 8:50 pm
We really shouldn't have to much to complain about our schools are great
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (264)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 9:36 pm
I agree with JLA
 

paul m. (93)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 6:41 am

If I had to cross that bridge ,,,,I'd never have had an Eduction...
 

Dandelion G. (401)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 1:33 pm
My goodness, imagine sending your wee ones out the door to face this daily.

Please people, take the opportunity to learn from the offerings of C2 in the comfort of your home while at the computer.

Too many fail to read the important stories on here and by failing to do so do not realize that if the Greedy Ones have their continued way, our future children may be doing a lot of what is seen in these photos. We already have bridges falling into rivers, many more bridges are unsafe and only one accident away, more children walking longer routes to school next to dangerous roadways due to lack of buses, classes are getting larger, books older, it is the slow creep of decline and for some schools the children are already sitting in buildings that are in need of extreme repairs.

Apathy and misinformation abounds in this Country. Learn and educate yourselves or you may be the last of the generations to be able to say you had the opportunities to do so.
 

Jaime A. (31)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 3:03 pm
Noted, sad.!!
 
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