A very long Holiday vacation is over and here in the Philippines, students from different levels are already preparing for their School comeback later today. Some of these students are excited to be back. They even posted some photos of them captured from their classrooms and other statuses stating their excitement in going back to their beloved universities. But even though Christmas and New Year vacations have already ended, Students here in Cebu are not yet done as the fever for Sinulog 2014, the grandest festival in the country, has just started. FaceCebu.Net author has been seeing statuses in his Social Media News feeds stating some complains or unhappiness that Schooling is back. Are youngsters nowadays really that insensitive?
Don't they know that thousands (if not Million) children out there have no chance of going to school and suffered early labor to finance their families? Or worst, there are Student kids from other Countries who would risk their lives just to be in School - we even have this situation here in our Country. Now check these brave Children from other countries.
Let's start from the mainland China, posted in Telegraph UK, Children walked along a narrow mountainous road just to be at Banpo Elementary School in Bijie, southwest China's Guizhou Province. (Photo credit: HAP/Quirky China News / Rex Features )
Still in China, specifically in Gangluo County, Sichuan Province, Teacher Li Guilin helps children climb one of five rickety wooden ladders to reach their school on a cliff 2,800m above sea level (Photo credit: HAP/Quirky China News / Rex Features )
To get to school each day children living in a mountainous village in China have to cross a valley hundreds of metres deep on a rickety, homemade cable car. Villagers who live in Decun village in southwest China's Guizhou Province used to have to make the journey on foot, which took five hours, but in 2002 local man Hui Defang built a simple cableway. Picture: Quirky China News / Rex Features
Zhao Jihong and her four-year-old daughter Zi Yi cross a broken bridge in the snow to get to school in Dujiangyan, Sichuan Province, China. Shawan village's only connection to the outside is a wooden bridge. However, this bridge was damaged by flooding, leaving it extremely precarious and leaning dangerously to one side. Picture: Quirky China News / Rex Features
In Pintu Gabang, Indonesia, check this boy climbs across a 30 feet flowing river to get to School. (Photo credit: Panjalu Images / Barcroft Media )
Still in Indonesia, A school child crosses an aqueduct that separates Suro Village and Plempungan Village in Java, Indonesia.The children decided to use the aqueduct on their journey to school as a shortcut, even though it wasn't made for people to walk on. Picture: Panjalu Images / Barcroft Media
In another Indonesian village of Sanghiang Tanjung, children living on the wrong side of of the Ciberang River has to cross a broken suspension bridge to reach the other side where their school is located. Faced with an extra 30 minutes' walk to cross via an alternate bridge, the children have chosen to undertake the precarious crossing of the collapsed bridge instead. Caption by amusingplanet.com Photo Credit: blogs.reuters.com
In Vietnam, dozens of young children from grade 1 to grade 5 swim twice a day across the river in order to get to school at Trong Hoa commune, Minh Hoa district. In order to keep the clothes and books from getting wet, the students put them in large plastic bags and tightly sealed while crossing the river almost naked. Caption by amusingplanet.com Photo Credit: eyedrd.org
In Nepal, Children use handcrafted bridges made with planks, improvised ropes and pulleys, without safety harnesses and double security restraint. Caption by amusingplanet.com Photo Credit: justgiving.com
In Columbia, kids from a handful of families living in the rainforest, 40 miles southeast of the capital Bogota, commute via steel cables that connect one side of the valley to the other. This is the only way to reach school. The steel cables are 800 meters in length are strung 400m above the roaring Rio Negro. Caption by amusingplanet.com Photo Credit: guardian.uk
Finally, here in the Philippines, School children used an inflated tire tube to cross a river to go to a public school in Rizal province east of Manila, Philippines, on Oct. 12, 2012. Caption and Photos by nbcnews.com
Now, are you still complaining of waking up so early, taking a bath and even arguing with your parents just not to go to School? Seeing above photos, are we not fortunate enough? We should be thankful of what we have now and what privileges we are embracing as a student. What do you think?