Did Your School Days Looks Like This? Togean School Kids Have to Travel Across the Sea for 1.8 km

September 19, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Elementary school students walk cross the bridge about one kilometerElementary school students walk cross the bridge for almost two kilometer to go to school, Togean Island, Sulawesi, Indonesia

Delighted, that one of our photo of Togean's elementary school kids travel across the sea in a 1.8 km wooden bridge will be featured in world's most eminent island and beach vacation destination: "Islands" magazine in the upcoming months.
 
It is actually for the 4th times in the last three years they featured ours as a double spread. Thanks for all of your support! 
 
Hopefully the photo will raise awareness of the lack of education in the third world's countries, especially in Togean and Indonesia. Previously, the picture had also been used by Rough Guides.

These kids was said as decendant of the Bajau ethnic. Bajau is a sea wanderer, or sea gypsie ethnic. Their life and death is in the sea. Almost never touch the land. But it is not the case anymore with this villagers. Please look at the huts in the background, and also their tiny island. Now they've 'landed'. Even though, their kids must travel thru small wooden bridge especially built for them, daily, just to go to school.

It was a bit dangerous as the planks and the joints tend to be loose the further we went, but they flew on it! Sang and ran! Amazing!

Did Your Days Looks Like This?
 
Link to the gallery "Togean Kids":
 
 

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