To the delight (or dismay) of millions, the new school term is beginning in many countries throughout the world. But in some parts of the world, school is a hard-won luxury. Many children throughout the world take the most incredible and unimaginable routes in order to receive the education that some of us take for granted.
We were astounded to learn of the sheer bravery some of these kids show every day — all for the sake of enhancing their knowledge.
Five-hour journey through the mountains on a 1ft-wide path to the most remote school in the world, Gulu, China
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Via unsecured wooden ladders, Zhang Jiawan Village, Southern China
To a boarding school through the Himalayas, Zanskar, Indian Himalayas
© Timothy Allen
Travelling 800m on a steel cable, 400m above the Rio Negro River, Colombia
© Christoph Otto
Going to school on a canoe, Riau, Indonesia
© Nico Fredia
Through the forest across a tree root bridge, India
Riding a bull to school, Myanmar
Riding an auto rickshaw to school, Beldanga, India
© Dilwar Mandal
Crossing a broken bridge in the snow to get to school in Dujiangyan, Sichuan Province, China
Traveling on the roof of a wooden boat in Pangururan, Indonesia
© Muhammad Buchari
Walking across a plank on the wall of the 16th Century Galle Fort, Sri Lanka
Traveling by boat, Kerala, India
© Santosh Sugumar
Riding a horse cart back from school, Delhi, India
Crossing Ciherang River on a makeshift bamboo raft, Cilangkap Village, Indonesia
A 125-mile journey to a boarding school through the mountains, Pili, China
Pupils walking on a tightrope 30 feet above a river, Padang, Sumatra, Indonesia
Crossing a river on inflated tire tubes, Rizal Province, Philippines
© Dennis M. Sabangan
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This week is the start of school for most of world kids, and you know what that means: Lots of whining, and complaining about getting up early, homework, etc.
What American kids don’t understand though, is that they have it easy. School is usually not more than 20 minutes away, and they get to take a bus there. In many parts of the world that’s not the case.
Kids literally risk their lives getting to and from school everyday. After you see these 10 places, you’ll be grateful.
1.) Sumatra, Indonesia – Walking a tightrope suspended 30 feet above a raging river.
2.) Somewhere in India – This tree root bridge serves as the passageway for kids heading to school.
3.) Zanskar, Indian Himalayas – Just hiking to school through the Himalayas. No big deal.
4.) Dujiangyan, Sichuan Province, China – The only way to school here is over this nearly broken bridge. The snow probably doesn’t make the journey any easier.
5.) Gulu, China – The children here have a 5 hour long hike into the mountains to get to school.
6.) Rizal Province, Philippines – Crossing the river on inflated tire tubes is the best way to get to school around here.
7.) Pili, China – These kids have a dangerous 125-mile journey through the mountains before they reach their boarding school.
8.) Zhang Jiawan Village, Southern China – The kids here have to climb up huge, rickety ladders to get to school.
9.) Above The Rio Negro River, Colombia – Kids zip line across the river to get to school.
10.) Pangururan, Indonesia – This old looking wooden boat is the way these kids get to school.
Show this article to your kids the next time they’re complaining about going to school. Hopefully it’ll give them some perspective.
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Imgur user JasonDonner is a drama teacher with some serious artistic talent. Once a week during the school year, he created drawings on his whiteboard based on popular animations to get his students excited about monologues and dialogues. Ranging from Spongebob to Dragonball Z, his creations seem to get better and better with time. Wouldn’t you have loved to have had him in high school?
1. Adventure Time
This was his first drawing, created in five minutes. He thought it looked a little rough, but his students loved it, so he decided to keep going with the drawings.
2. Grumpy Cat
3. The Boondocks
4. Ren & Stimpy
5. Invader Zim
6. Spongebob Squarepants
7. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
8. Ed, Edd, & Eddy
9. Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Kora
10. Lilo & Stitch
11. Phineas and Ferb
13. The Nightmare Before Christmas
14. The Grinch
15. Doctor Who
16. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
17. Super Hero Squad and Batman because he’s Batman
18. Regular Show
19. Pinky and the Brain
20. The Real Ghostbusters
21. Grumpy Cat Returns
22. The Joker and Harley Quinn
23. Powerpuff Girls
24. Dragonball Z
26. Winnie the Pooh and Tigger
27. He changed this one up after class to give himself a laugh.
28. Tom and Jerry
29. Death Note
30. The Simpsons
31. Scooby Doo and Johnny Bravo
32. The Legend of Zelda
33. Who Framed Roger Rabbit
34. Despicable Me
35. Monsters University
36. Beavis and Butt-Head
37. Porky Pig
A lot of these drawings look just like the original characters! I bet Jason’s students loved coming to class at the end of the week in anticipation of the next piece of artwork!