Looking inside ourselves and out at the world
Independent and neutral with regard to all political and religious orientations,® aims to promote awareness of the major democratic principles on which tolerance is based.

Children walk through a river to get to school

Some kids take a bus to school... some get a ride from mom or dad. But these kids wade through a waist high river every day to get to class. They live in a remote village on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. Everyday, they pack up their clothes, hold them high above their heads, and walk 25 meters across the swift moving Surantih river. Once they're on other side, they unpack their clothes, carefully, meticulously and get dressed. Then they carrying on walking to school. The journey is not without it's hazards... at least two children have died after being swept away by the fast moving waters. Local government officials say money is being allocated to build a bridge by next year... but they've been saying that for the past 10. For now, these kids will continue their journey walking through a river to get to and from school, making a major sacrifice in the name of education.

© DailyMotion -

Comment on this article!
To post a comment, we encourage you to become a member of® or log in if you are already a member. You can still post your commentwithout registering, but you will need to fill your personal information each time.

Become a member (free)   |   Log in

Postings are subject to the terms and conditions of®. Before submitting your message , you must read the Terms and conditions of® and agree to them by checking the box below.
Your name:
  I have read and agree to the Terms and conditions of®.
Follow us on ...
Facebook Twitter