Nowadays, more than 50 million kids don’t go to schools. Some children live in very remote places of the world, so they have to risk and face dangerous situations to attend schools. This list contains the stories of their life-threatening trips to schools.

Meghalaya

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This Indian place is very wet because of regular and abundant rains. That’s why local inhabitants make natural or living bridges that outlast the wooden ones. Children need to cross a local dangerous river with the help of their help on a daily basis.

Gulu

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This mountainous Chinese village is situated in an overhanging and remote cliff, so the everyday journey to schools is very dangerous for local children because of zigzag pathways. They even play basketball without a special net because they are afraid to lose a ball.

Zanskar

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Children who live in Indian Himalayas must hike to go to schools. The main problem is that ice layers can get very thin, so they may die because of a possible risk of falling into the ice water. The icy ground is quite slippery, which only adds to their problems.

Lebak

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Kids who live in this Indonesian village need to cross a local broken bridge without any safety gears on a daily basis because their school is on the other side. The second bridge takes much longer to reach this destination.

New Delhi

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This famous Indian city is overcrowded and its population keeps growing every day. Many children live in poverty and in terrible conditions, but they still manage to study. This picture shows a standard horse cart that brings children from their schools, but this trip may result in a disaster.

Zhang Jiawan Village

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This place is located in Southern China, and local kids need to climb many wooden ladders, which seem very narrow and unsafe, to attend their schools. The only alternative that they have is a cross-country trip that takes about 4 hours.

Colombia

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In this country, children need to cross the river with the help of the metal cables connecting both sides of the valley. This road is 800m long and very dangerous, but it doesn’t stop kids eager to study. This photo may seem a crude mistake, but it’s not.

Cilangkap

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A local bridge was broken a few years ago, so Indonesian children started crossing the river on their simple bamboo rafts, which are very fragile and narrow. Unfortunately, local authorities don’t want to build a new one, so students are forced to use this dangerous alternative to get to schools.

Pili

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This remote village is located in China, and this is where school officials are forced to go to help eighty local children to overcome their daily dangerous journey through mountains to schools that is 125 miles long. Some pathways are very narrow, and local kids also need to cross 4 cold rivers through their scary bridges.

Sumatra

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Look at these incredible kids crossing the river through a dangerous tightrope walk. After that, they need to go extra 7 miles through a local Indonesian forest. This terrible situation is caused by a ruined bridge and the absence of good roads.