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20 Incredible Ways Kids Risk Their Lives To Get To School

Every day, we complain about our commutes to work, sitting in rush-hour traffic, getting stuck in airports, not getting a seat on the bus, or having to walk a few blocks before finding a taxi. We think we have it bad, but can you conceive having to cross broken bridges hanging high above dangerous rapids? Imagine hiking for miles through deadly mountains, or riding on top of a bus in the pollution and hot sun, with dirt and bugs in your face!

 

The following images show kids risking their lives to get to school through the most extreme conditions. The dedication and struggle of these children, to do whatever it takes to get to class and learn, falls nothing short of truly inspirational.

1. Riding Bikes Across Deadly Narrow Bridges - Philippines

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via Panjalu Images / Barcroft Media

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via MOHAMMAD ALI / EPA

2. Sittings On Top of a Jeepney Through Dangerous Roads - Philippines

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via wheninmanila

3. Floating On Inner Tire Tubes To Cross the River - Philippines

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via Bullit Marquez /AP

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via Dennis M. Sabangan / EPA 

4. Riding on the Back of an Ox - Myanmar

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via Andrey

5. Crossing A Damaged Suspension Bridge - Indonesia

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via REUTERS Blog/Beawiharta

6. Squeezing 7 Onto a Single Motorbike

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via Information Nigeria

7. 125-Mile Journey Scaling Across Dangerous Cliff-Sides - China

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via CEN

8. Shimmying Across a 30-Feet-High Tight Rope - Indonesia

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via Panjalu Images / Barcroft Media

9. Standing On Top & Hanging From All Sides of A Train - India

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via f169bbs

10. Flying 800m Across A 400m High Steel Cable - Colombia

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via Christoph Otto

11. Canoeing To School - Riau, Indonesia

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via Nico Fredia

12. Crossing a Broken Bridge In The Snow - Sichuan, China

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via Imaginechina / Rex Features

13. Dangling off the side of a Tuktuk - Beldanga, India

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via Dilwar Mandal

14. Hiking Through The Himalayas - Zanskar, Indian Himalayas

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via Timothy Allen

15. Climbing Up Unsafe Wooden Ladders - China

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via Imaginachina/Rex Features

16. Traveling On The Roof Of A Wooden Boat - Pangururan, Indonesia

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via Muhammad Buchari

17. Traveling Through The Forest Across A Tree Root Bridge - India

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via The Atlantic

18. Clinging to Rocks Over Freezing Cold Rivers -China

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via 21region

19. Crossing the River By Boat - Kerala, India

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via Santosh Sugumar

20. Walking Through Rubble of Destroyed Buildings During War - Syria

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via dailymail

Did this inspire you and make you feel like your life isn't so bad after all? Then pass this on and SHARE the inspiration!

(h/t boredpanda)

SHARING IS CARING! ;) 

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