Kindergarten and Up
Children all around the world go to school. Whether they’re from Japan, Ukraine, Ethiopia, or the United States, all students have the desire to learn about the world and shape the future.
The treks of these students are unique, extraordinary, and even dangerous, and they signify the common determination, perseverance, and sense of adventure shared by young people around the world.
The journeys these children go on are fascinating. Whether traveling on snowmobiles, boats, subway trains, motorcycles, horseback or walking for 3 HOURS, these children somehow get to school on time. Whereas, some kids in the U.S. live within walking distance from their schools and are still late. With easy access to public schools in my area, I find it very hard to believe that anyone from my public-school system growing up would go to such length to get to school.
My elementary school and middle school are within walking distance from my house and my parents almost always drove me. On the few days I walked home, the most dangerous part was crossing the street and not getting hit by a car. And that would only happen if you were stupid enough not to use the crosswalk (remember kids, always use the crosswalk). As you can see, I had it easy compared to the kids in this book.
For an example on how good kids in the U.S. have it, check out the Baby Blues comic below:
Its nice to learn about kids willing to go through so much to get to school, they know what having a good education can do for their future.
So how do you get to school? Answer in the comment section below.
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Boys in Somalia are expected to attend school for only 3 years, girls for 2.