Most people know that obtaining an education ensures, for the most part, a better future. However, how far would you be willing to go, or put your children through in order to obtain a good education? For many children around the world who don’t have easy access to schools or academic resources that means often risking their lives and traveling long distances in order to reach a school that they can attend.
These kids must zip-line on a 800m steel cable in order to cross Rio Negro in Columbia. Not your typical zip-line ride since these children use makeshift ropes for harnesses and makeshift wood breaks in order to stop the zip-line.
In Rizal, Philippines, some children must cross a river using makeshift inflatable tire tubes and walk about an hour to get to school. The river often swells so children are either forced to skip school or stay at their relative’s homes if they have already crossed it.
As adventurous as these journeys may seem, these children really do put their lives in peril just to obtain a rudimentary education. So next time your hear your kids complain about school show them these pictures.