7 odd ways to go to school | The Daily Star
10:55 AM, September 03, 2015 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:46 PM, September 04, 2015

7 odd ways to go to school

After only an hour-long downpour yesterday, Dhaka city became what can only be described as a scene from the famous movie Waterworld. People from all walks of life, especially school children were ones to suffer the most. Had it been in a developing country, schools would be declared closed, but not in Bangladesh -- here children fight the forces of nature and battle their way through wind and tide just to reach school.

As we know, the inability to get to school is a big reason why more than 60 million kids worldwide are living without a quality education. Bangladesh, takes its education seriously but it is not alone in its incredible story of children defeating the odds just to reach school. Here is a compilation by globalcitizen.org showing how children around the world go to extreme lengths just to go to school. 

Without further ado, here are 7 examples of unusual or incredible school commutes around the world:

1. Kids crouch up a flooded rickshaw in Dhaka, Bangladesh 

2. Indonesia cross the Ciberang River on a collapsed suspension bridge

3. No school bus? In Colombia, try a zip-line

4. These students in Southern China scale more ladders than an arcade game character on their way to school

5. All aboard the rubber tire in Philipines. Next stop: learning. 

6. They're on a boat! Indonesian schoolkids take a nautical route to school

7.  In the Himalayas, the trek to school is a journey through ice and snow


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