These Children Walk 2 Hours Crossing Hills And Rivers To Get To School

 

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Each morning, these 30 Matisalog children leave home at 5 am, crossing hills and rivers on their daily 7km journey to school.

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It’s a dangerous and exhausting trek for the young indigenous village members, a plight unknown by many.

Although the local government has proposed a bridge for easier access, the village elders are sceptical and wary.

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In the past, illegal loggers and miners have stripped their sacred forests bare and taken advantage of their village people for labour.

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Caught in an impossible impasse, the children trek on, day after day, tired but hopeful for a better future through literacy.

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