Hearing my nieces complaining about waking up early in the morning to catch the 6am bus to school, makes me think of the children in some parts of the country that face immense challenges just to receive an education. One such challenge is the daily journey to school, which for some children involves swimming across a river.

Can you imagine having to wake up early around 4am in the morning, just to get ready for school, and then having to make the treacherous journey across a river just to get to school??🤔

This is the reality for many children in remote areas where bridges or boats are simply not available.

I know I’m a-bit late to this but, earlier today I came across this video where a bunch of school children were trying to swim across a  river just to get to school.

For these children, swimming across a river is not just a physical challenge, but also a dangerous one. Currents strong, the water murky, and the risk of drowning is ever-present. Yet, despite these dangers, the children in the video braved the waters in order to receive an education.

Do you ever think, “Why do these children go to such lengths just to get to school?” 🤔

The answer is simple: education is seen as a way out of poverty and a means to a better future. As seen in the video, the children understand the importance of education and are willing to make sacrifices in order to pursue it.

But why are the children forced to swim across a river in the first place? 🤷🏽‍♀️

The answer lies in the lack of infrastructure and resources in these remote areas. Many of these communities are isolated and cut off from the rest of the world, making it difficult for them to access basic necessities like schools and transportation.

In an ideal world, all children would have safe and easy access to education. But until that becomes a reality, we must acknowledge the resilience and determination of these children who swim across rivers just to get to school. Their courage and commitment to their education serve as a powerful reminder of the importance of education and the lengths some are willing to go to in pursuit of it.

[Pics Source: Facebook – Gabby Tuilolo]