While many children around the world make excuses to skip the school for a day, these children from China are determined to go to the school even when their lives are at stake.
A group of children from Liangshan, Sichuan, China have to face dangerous journeys between their homes and school because their village is so cut off from the outside world.
These children have to climb up an 800-meter cliff on their way to and from boarding school once every two weeks
They climb up the cliff by using the unsecured vine ladders on the side of the steep cliff.
The children, aged between 6 to 15 live in a ‘cliff village’ which is located at the top of a mountain in south-west China while their school is at the foot of the mountain
However, these children are supervised by their parents. Every time they go or down the cliff, their parents take turns to pick them up
It can take an hour to go down the cliff and another hour and a half to climb up to their village.
It is heartbreaking to see how the children are determined to put their lives at stake for the sake of getting an education
According to the villagers, they would like a road built to ensure a safer journey but the government said that the costs are too high.
Until then, these young children have to climb up and down the vine ladders to go to school.
Watch their typical journey to get to the school by climbing up and down the cliff here