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They risk their lives – One of the world’s most dangerous ways to school – Phillippines

They risk their lives – One of the world’s most dangerous ways to school – Phillippines


we all know it, walked it every day [Music]
we all know it, walked it every day but none of them were like these
[Music] the world’s most dangerous ways to school the world’s most dangerous ways to [Music]
school freezing, climbing
[Music] freezing, climbing risking their livesall for the chance
freezing, climbing of a better future, spectacular and
risking their livesall for the chance sometimes simply, beautiful the world’s
of a better future, spectacular and most dangerous ways to score someone are
sometimes simply, beautiful the world’s they’re not, they a peninsula in, the
most dangerous ways to score someone are
sometimes simply, beautiful the world’s most dangerous ways to score someone are
they’re not, they a peninsula in, the southern, Philippines children who want
they’re not, they a peninsula in, the to get an education here have one of the
southern, Philippines children who want most, dangerous and most extraordinary
to get an education here have one of the ways to school their school is located
most, dangerous and most extraordinary inthe heart of the mountains deep in
ways to school their school is located the rainforest in circumstances, like
inthe heart of the mountains deep in this it’s hard for many students to get
the rainforest in circumstances, like an education some walk alone, to the
this it’s hard for many students to get jungle for hours
an education some walk alone, to the others risk their livesin order to make
jungle for hours it past in this, Bambang a steep face of
others risk their livesin order to make rock and bouldersovergrown with moss
it past in this, Bambang a steep face of and, tree roots a gigantic wall that the
rock and bouldersovergrown with moss children must climb every single day in
and, tree roots a gigantic wall that the children must climb every single day in the hopes ofa better future
children must climb every single day in [Music]
the hopes ofa better future [Music] when the Sun rises, on Mindanao at 5:30
[Music] a.m.it gets light quite suddenly the
when the Sun rises, on Mindanao at 5:30 day begins early thisclose to the
a.m.it gets light quite suddenly the equator Zamboanga is located in the
day begins early thisclose to the northwest of the second largest island
equator Zamboanga is located in the
day begins early thisclose to the equator Zamboanga is located in the
northwest of the second largest island in the Philippines the thinly populated
northwest of the second largest island in the Philippines the thinly populated coastal strip gives way to sharply
in the Philippines the thinly populated rising mountains
coastal strip gives way to sharply coastal strip gives way to sharply in the tiny fishingsettlement of Madiba Bo the day begins with the break of dawn
in the tiny fishingsettlement of Madiba and thus also begins one of the most
Bo the day begins with the break of dawn dangerous ways to school in theworld
and thus also begins one of the most
Bo the day begins with the break of dawn and thus also begins one of the most
dangerous ways to school in theworld when the rooster crowsIda, proceso wakes her familythere’s no, time to lose her
when the rooster crowsIda, proceso wakes daughter ivy has class in two and a half
her familythere’s no, time to lose her
when the rooster crowsIda, proceso wakes her familythere’s no, time to lose her
daughter ivy has class in two and a half hours beforegetting, ready she helps her
daughter ivy has class in two and a half mother make breakfastlike every, morning
hours beforegetting, ready she helps her there’s rice fish and Moringa the
mother make breakfastlike every, morning processorscan’t afford anything else
there’s rice fish and Moringa the like, 86% of the Filipino population the
processorscan’t afford anything else
there’s rice fish and Moringa the processorscan’t afford anything else
like, 86% of the Filipino population the family livesin poverty I go to high
like, 86% of the Filipino population the school, in oral it’s a longest and very
family livesin poverty I go to high difficult Ernie everyday hustle down
school, in oral it’s a longest and very here on the coastthere is no school for
difficult Ernie everyday hustle down the eleven-year-old, every day she, has to
here on the coastthere is no school for walk uphill through the jungle
the eleven-year-old, every day she, has to it’s no coincidencethat her school is locatedon the neighboring mountain nor
it’s no coincidencethat her school is is, it bad planning in this region of, the
locatedon the neighboring mountain nor Philippines, families live far apart from
is, it bad planning in this region of, the one, another
Philippines, families live far apart from scattered across themountain slopes the
one, another
Philippines, families live far apart from one, another
scattered across themountain slopes the coast and the woodsthe auto elementary
scattered across themountain slopes the in high school has a centrallocation
coast and the woodsthe auto elementary [Music]
in high school has a centrallocation morethan, 2500 feet further up Ivy’s
[Music] classmate, Ryan gazes dreamily down on
morethan, 2500 feet further up Ivy’s the fishing, Bay the 12 year old lives
classmate, Ryan gazes dreamily down on high up on, the summit for him it’s
the fishing, Bay the 12 year old lives
classmate, Ryan gazes dreamily down on the fishing, Bay the 12 year old lives
high up on, the summit for him it’s already high time hestarted off to
high up on, the summit for him it’s school
already high time hestarted off to but firstRyan has to help his
school grandmother
but firstRyan has to help his well dependent run on the rain up here look if it doesn’t rain, you don’t have
well dependent run on the rain up here any watercoming, through big : then I
look if it doesn’t rain, you don’t have
well dependent run on the rain up here look if it doesn’t rain, you don’t have
any watercoming, through big : then I have to come, down here before, so will we
look if it doesn’t rain, you don’t have
any watercoming, through big : then I any watercoming, through big : then I
have to come, down here before, so will we have to come, down here before, so will we getwater from, the pond, but we’ve gotta
have to come, down here before, so will we go, through only then can we go to school
getwater from, the pond, but we’ve gotta it’s over halfa mile to the fountain
go, through only then can we go to school andback but more than the long
it’s over halfa mile to the fountain
go, through only then can we go to school it’s over halfa mile to the fountain
andback but more than the long distances it’s the isolation up here
andback but more than the long that makes life so hard for, Ryan he
distances it’s the isolation up here lives in a small, cottage along with his
that makes life so hard for, Ryan he lives in a small, cottage along with his grandmother, and all his friends from
lives in a small, cottage along with his school
grandmother, and all his friends from live far away
school
grandmother, and all his friends from school
live far away together they, raise pigs every couple of months
together they, raise pigs every couple of Ryan’s grandma sells one down in the
months markets inthe villages, that’s enough
Ryan’s grandma sells one down in the forthem, to survive on but she wants
markets inthe villages, that’s enough Ryan to have a better life, someday
forthem, to survive on but she wants school is the first step Ryanisn’t like
Ryan to have a better life, someday other childrenhe’s wonderful he helps
school is the first step Ryanisn’t like me with the, housework and, with other
other childrenhe’s wonderful he helps me with the, housework and, with other workhe always does what I tell him to
me with the, housework and, with other do buthe, only has a few friends to play
workhe always does what I tell him to withup, here he is playing on his own
do buthe, only has a few friends to play
workhe always does what I tell him to do buthe, only has a few friends to play
withup, here he is playing on his own mostof the time he’s a daydreamer
withup, here he is playing on his own mostof the time he’s a daydreamer Ryan’s parents live in the capital Manila, 500 miles away their dream at
Ryan’s parents live in the capital least, a little prosperity the reality
Manila, 500 miles away their dream at Ryan’s father doesn’t have a good
least, a little prosperity the reality educationand has to make his, living as
Ryan’s father doesn’t have a good a motorbike taxi driver he doesn’t earn
educationand has to make his, living as enough, money to feed his son in the city
a motorbike taxi driver he doesn’t earn so ever sincehis third birthday Ryan
enough, money to feed his son in the city has lived here every month his father
so ever sincehis third birthday Ryan sends a supportcheck about, 17 US
has lived here every month his father
so ever sincehis third birthday Ryan has lived here every month his father
sends a supportcheck about, 17 US Dollars even in the mountains, of
sends a supportcheck about, 17 US Mindanao
Dollars even in the mountains, of Mindanao that’s not muchit’s just enough for, a
Mindanao breakfast of rice and instantnoodles
that’s not muchit’s just enough for, a Ryan’s grandmotherpacks the leftovers
breakfast of rice and instantnoodles for his school lunch
Ryan’s grandmotherpacks the leftovers [Music]
for his school lunch I interlaced I go to school because my
[Music] dream is, to be an engineer’s well then
I interlaced I go to school because my dream is, to be an engineer’s well then earn enough money to, fly to my parent –
dream is, to be an engineer’s well then a nice tuna
earn enough money to, fly to my parent –
dream is, to be an engineer’s well then earn enough money to, fly to my parent –
a nice tuna earn enough money to, fly to my parent – to realizehis dream, the boy has to walk more, than two hours to school
to realizehis dream, the boy has to walk whatever, like okay every morning when I see him go
whatever, like okay every morning when I see him go it breaksmy heart, every day he takes
see him go the path down to oral without
it breaksmy heart, every day he takes complaining the junglethe roads child
the path down to oral without shouldn’t have to go to school, like that
complaining the junglethe roads child what can I do
shouldn’t have to go to school, like that
complaining the junglethe roads child shouldn’t have to go to school, like that
what can I do it’s the only school and hisonly chance
what can I do to become, something decent to get to
it’s the only school and hisonly chance school
to become, something decent to get to Ryanmust descend for miles, through
school nearly unspoiled nature and the 12 year
Ryanmust descend for miles, through old has to hurry
nearly unspoiled nature and the 12 year in fact he’s already, late class starts
old has to hurry in fact he’s already, late class starts in two hours
in fact he’s already, late class starts 6:00 in the morning time is also getting short for the processor, family in the
6:00 in the morning time is also getting fishing settlement of Madibagone right
short for the processor, family in the fishing settlement of Madibagone right after eating breakfast, I be has to, go to
fishing settlement of Madibagone right school until, a few months ago her older
after eating breakfast, I be has to, go to brothers accompanied herbut since they
school until, a few months ago her older graduated, they’ve been looking for, work
brothers accompanied herbut since they in, the city it was good when my brothers
graduated, they’ve been looking for, work in, the city it was good when my brothers were stillthere vehicle, they could tell
in, the city it was good when my brothers me where I should step or what I could
were stillthere vehicle, they could tell hold on to, I felt safer now I have to
me where I should step or what I could
were stillthere vehicle, they could tell me where I should step or what I could
hold on to, I felt safer now I have to find my, way by myself India one last
hold on to, I felt safer now I have to touch-up in the mirror before going an
find my, way by myself India one last eleven-year-old girl should have other
touch-up in the mirror before going an thingson her mind than worrying about
eleven-year-old girl should have other
touch-up in the mirror before going an eleven-year-old girl should have other
thingson her mind than worrying about how she’ll make her wayto school today
thingson her mind than worrying about how she’ll make her wayto school today without getting hurt
how she’ll make her wayto school today I bees mother used to be a teacher at her school Ida climbed thepath with her
I bees mother used to be a teacher at children, together but she’s no longer
her school Ida climbed thepath with her physicallycapable of making it on her
children, together but she’s no longer
her school Ida climbed thepath with her children, together but she’s no longer
physicallycapable of making it on her daughter’sroute whenever I see, IB go
children, together but she’s no longer
physicallycapable of making it on her physicallycapable of making it on her
daughter’sroute whenever I see, IB go daughter’sroute whenever I see, IB go I’m always reminded of the accident, I
daughter’sroute whenever I see, IB go I’m always reminded of the accident, I was with her I wasclimbing a few feet
I’m always reminded of the accident, I underneathher and all of, a sudden she
was with her I wasclimbing a few feet
I’m always reminded of the accident, I was with her I wasclimbing a few feet
underneathher and all of, a sudden she felt towards me, luckily I was, able to
was with her I wasclimbing a few feet
underneathher and all of, a sudden she underneathher and all of, a sudden she
felt towards me, luckily I was, able to holdon to her, I can’t bear to think
felt towards me, luckily I was, able to that she’s alone on the wall now I see
holdon to her, I can’t bear to think that she’s alone on the wall now I see mynew lesson, fun fun
that she’s alone on the wall now I see the closest larger town in which there’s
mynew lesson, fun fun something like medical care isabout
the closest larger town in which there’s twelve miles from muddy, Baku Dapitan
something like medical care isabout city
twelve miles from muddy, Baku Dapitan someone liveshere who knows the way over the steep facebetter than almost
someone liveshere who knows the way anyone else, Frederic comes from IB
over the steep facebetter than almost settlementtoday he’s the principal in
anyone else, Frederic comes from IB settlementtoday he’s the principal in Ottawanan Kappa no longer poem, by topic
settlementtoday he’s the principal in oh I know exactly how, dangerous it is
Ottawanan Kappa no longer poem, by topic forthe children, I went that way for
oh I know exactly how, dangerous it is
Ottawanan Kappa no longer poem, by topic oh I know exactly how, dangerous it is
forthe children, I went that way for yearsmyself
forthe children, I went that way for andthat’s why I actually don’t want, the
yearsmyself children coming, to school over the crack
andthat’s why I actually don’t want, the but I also know that somedon’t have any
children coming, to school over the crack choice experience, within a gang hit up
but I also know that somedon’t have any
children coming, to school over the crack but I also know that somedon’t have any
choice experience, within a gang hit up the, older son because of his own
but I also know that somedon’t have any
choice experience, within a gang hit up choice experience, within a gang hit up
the, older son because of his own the, older son because of his own experience, Frederic along with the
the, older son because of his own experience, Frederic along with the school board has even officially
experience, Frederic along with the prohibited families from taking the
school board has even officially route overthe steep face
prohibited families from taking the route overthe steep face but he also knows onthe one hand he can’t tell anyone, which path to take and
but he also knows onthe one hand he on the other handit sounds much easier
can’t tell anyone, which path to take and than it actually is, for the children
on the other handit sounds much easier than it actually is, for the children shortly after he leaves the city, on his
than it actually is, for the children motorbike, it becomes apparent why that’s
shortly after he leaves the city, on his the, streets Ahmadi Paco normally bag or
motorbike, it becomes apparent why that’s the, streets Ahmadi Paco normally bag or this is the only, Street to the school in
the, streets Ahmadi Paco normally bag or you haveto go along the coast first and then it’s twice, that distance to get to
you haveto go along the coast first and the school it’s an uphill walk
then it’s twice, that distance to get to
you haveto go along the coast first and then it’s twice, that distance to get to
the school it’s an uphill walk most people can’t afforda taxi, at all oneu.s. dollar that’s how much a ride
most people can’t afforda taxi, at all on a motorbiketaxi to school costs but
oneu.s. dollar that’s how much a ride
most people can’t afforda taxi, at all oneu.s. dollar that’s how much a ride
on a motorbiketaxi to school costs but i beez family simply doesn’t have the
on a motorbiketaxi to school costs but money and going around would mean
i beez family simply doesn’t have the walking for hours so for decades
money and going around would mean children from a debacle have been taking
walking for hours so for decades
money and going around would mean walking for hours so for decades
children from a debacle have been taking the shortcut through, the jungle
walking for hours so for decades
children from a debacle have been taking children from a debacle have been taking
the shortcut through, the jungle the shortcut through, the jungle and they have to make, it over this a steep face the people here simply call
and they have to make, it over this a it, pumpin which means something like
steep face the people here simply call short crossing, a crossing from the coast
it, pumpin which means something like to the mountains fromwater to rock it
short crossing, a crossing from the coast to the mountains fromwater to rock it rises all of a sudden like a huge wall
to the mountains fromwater to rock it in some places its slope is 90 degrees
rises all of a sudden like a huge wall the naked, rock is overgrown with
in some places its slope is 90 degrees slippery moss and rootsmany people have
the naked, rock is overgrown with fallen here some have critically injured
slippery moss and rootsmany people have
the naked, rock is overgrown with slippery moss and rootsmany people have
fallen here some have critically injured themselves, while trying to climb, bumping
fallen here some have critically injured that’s why the children from, Annie bago
themselves, while trying to climb, bumping prefer to go together
that’s why the children from, Annie bago Ihope there are, some older kids today
prefer to go together it’s not I have to, live a younger one
Ihope there are, some older kids today sad lifein fact other children are
it’s not I have to, live a younger one already, waiting at the meeting place so
sad lifein fact other children are already, waiting at the meeting place so they can, climb pom pom together but it’s
already, waiting at the meeting place so onlyeight year old show Molly, and his
they can, climb pom pom together but it’s younger brother Shannon who will share
onlyeight year old show Molly, and his younger brother Shannon who will share the path with Ibe today at the age of
younger brother Shannon who will share eleven, ivy is the oldest and as such is
the path with Ibe today at the age of responsible forthe other children
eleven, ivy is the oldest and as such is school is compulsoryin the Philippines too but only through sixth grade, and
school is compulsoryin the Philippines manychildren simply don’t go to school
too but only through sixth grade, and manychildren simply don’t go to school one in ten is illiterate meanwhile Ryan
manychildren simply don’t go to school has reached, Cobra Rock which is
one in ten is illiterate meanwhile Ryan inhabited by highly poisonousbut
has reached, Cobra Rock which is
one in ten is illiterate meanwhile Ryan has reached, Cobra Rock which is
inhabited by highly poisonousbut thankfully timid snakesRyan is not
inhabited by highly poisonousbut afraidof them he likes to play, in the
thankfully timid snakesRyan is not high grass, too much and he has
afraidof them he likes to play, in the encountered snakes more than once while
high grass, too much and he has doing so
encountered snakes more than once while [Music]
doing so not good once I was running up the, hill
[Music]
doing so [Music]
not good once I was running up the, hill and afternoon, I wasn’t looking down all
not good once I was running up the, hill of, a sudden I heard tax pack and my leg
and afternoon, I wasn’t looking down all of, a sudden I heard tax pack and my leg hurt I, sneaked and I grass lunged at me
of, a sudden I heard tax pack and my leg and, bit me here in the calf luckily for
hurt I, sneaked and I grass lunged at me Ryanit was, only a subway a
and, bit me here in the calf luckily for non-poisonous variety of snake not the
Ryanit was, only a subway a Filipinos spitting cobra which lives
non-poisonous variety of snake not the here in the mountainsand, can kill with
Filipinos spitting cobra which lives onebite
here in the mountainsand, can kill with [Music] [Music] six-thirty school starts, in one and a
[Music] half hours, Ryan still hasn’t covered
six-thirty school starts, in one and a even 1/4 of the way yet the three
half hours, Ryan still hasn’t covered children that the foot of the mountain
even 1/4 of the way yet the three
half hours, Ryan still hasn’t covered even 1/4 of the way yet the three
children that the foot of the mountain have also made little progress, they’re
children that the foot of the mountain approaching the most difficult part, of
have also made little progress, they’re their daily routine
approaching the most difficult part, of [Music] I alwaysget, a bit nervous when, we get
[Music] I alwaysget, a bit nervous when, we get close, to Palm Pilot it scares me Shema V
I alwaysget, a bit nervous when, we get and his brother, Chanel are in second
close, to Palm Pilot it scares me Shema V gradetheir trail which children in
and his brother, Chanel are in second flip-flops, have trodden down over
gradetheir trail which children in decadesof the jungle is getting
flip-flops, have trodden down over increasingly steep even this, early in
decadesof the jungle is getting
flip-flops, have trodden down over decadesof the jungle is getting
increasingly steep even this, early in the morning the temperature on their way
increasingly steep even this, early in the morning the temperature on their way to school
the morning the temperature on their way is alreadyover 85 degrees Fahrenheit
to school
the morning the temperature on their way to school
is alreadyover 85 degrees Fahrenheit to school in addition there’s also, the high humidity of the jungle, and they haven’t
in addition there’s also, the high evengotten to the hardest part yet
humidity of the jungle, and they haven’t humidity of the jungle, and they haven’t meanwhileup on the mountain Ryan has reached the coconut, fields
meanwhileup on the mountain Ryan has reached the coconut, fields sometimes he encounters, the coconut farmers here cutting new notches andthe
sometimes he encounters, the coconut palmtrees with their machetes they use
farmers here cutting new notches andthe these notchesas steps to climb up the
palmtrees with their machetes they use trees and harvest the coconuts by hand
these notchesas steps to climb up the along with, rice and mangoes coconuts are the most important crop in, the region
along with, rice and mangoes coconuts are but, the yields from the mountain fields
the most important crop in, the region aren’tbig, enough to play a role in the
but, the yields from the mountain fields large-scale export business it’s too
aren’tbig, enough to play a role in the large-scale export business it’s too difficult, to transport the coconuts down
large-scale export business it’s too to thecities most are sold at markets
difficult, to transport the coconuts down in the mountain villages it’s almost, 7
to thecities most are sold at markets o’clock already school begins in one
in the mountain villages it’s almost, 7 hourbut the heat is, getting to Ryan
o’clock already school begins in one sometimes when the farmers let him the
hourbut the heat is, getting to Ryan 12 year old takes a short break, and
sometimes when the farmers let him the
hourbut the heat is, getting to Ryan sometimes when the farmers let him the
12 year old takes a short break, and catches a breeze
12 year old takes a short break, and [Music]
catches a breeze coconut trees reach a height of 65, to 100, feet one mistake, and Ryan would fall
coconut trees reach a height of 65, to straight, down but the mountain children
100, feet one mistake, and Ryan would fall learned the special climbing technique
straight, down but the mountain children at a young, age and the knotch steps
learned the special climbing technique provide good, support
at a young, age and the knotch steps at a young, age and the knotch steps although time is getting short Ryan isn’t thinkingof getting right back to
although time is getting short Ryan the trail at school
isn’t thinkingof getting right back to he’s even better at, doing handicrafts
the trail at school and inventing things than he is at
he’s even better at, doing handicrafts climbing, trees as long as he’s already
and inventing things than he is at up here, the daydreamer is happy to take
climbing, trees as long as he’s already a breather he dreams of working, as an
up here, the daydreamer is happy to take engineer, and have some, day visiting his
a breather he dreams of working, as an
up here, the daydreamer is happy to take a breather he dreams of working, as an
engineer, and have some, day visiting his parents in Manila
engineer, and have some, day visiting his parents in Manila [Music]
parents in Manila but he also knows thatthe key, to
[Music] realizinghis dreams, isn’t up in the
but he also knows thatthe key, to crown ofa palm tree but a couple miles
realizinghis dreams, isn’t up in the
but he also knows thatthe key, to realizinghis dreams, isn’t up in the
crown ofa palm tree but a couple miles further down the mountain
crown ofa palm tree but a couple miles further down the mountain [Music]
further down the mountain I besure, Molly and Shanna have reached
[Music] the steepest part every time she gets
I besure, Molly and Shanna have reached here, YB thinks about the day her
the steepest part every time she gets mother’s saved her life in the nick of
here, YB thinks about the day her time
mother’s saved her life in the nick of itrained that day I’ve, been a policeman right up there that’s where I slipped
itrained that day I’ve, been a policeman right up there that’s where I slipped she would have beendashed against the rocks if Ida hadn’t caught her but
she would have beendashed against the rocks if Ida hadn’t caught her but Abby’s mother isn’t, there today the
rocks if Ida hadn’t caught her but 11-year old is on her own and has to
Abby’s mother isn’t, there today the
rocks if Ida hadn’t caught her but Abby’s mother isn’t, there today the
11-year old is on her own and has to lead theyounger children right, as the
11-year old is on her own and has to children are about to get started
lead theyounger children right, as the someone comes from the other direction
children are about to get started the iron rule on, pom pom the person
someone comes from the other direction climbing down has right of way at some
the iron rule on, pom pom the person partsthe rock ledges and roots are so
climbing down has right of way at some narrow, that only one person at a time
partsthe rock ledges and roots are so narrow, that only one person at a time can climb on them
narrow, that only one person at a time [Music]
can climb on them it’s oneof the fishermen who, climb down
[Music] everyday from their homes in the
it’s oneof the fishermen who, climb down mountains to feed their families for
everyday from their homes in the them, Bambang is more than a shortcut it
mountains to feed their families for is the most important connection between
them, Bambang is more than a shortcut it life on the mountain, and life on the
is the most important connection between
them, Bambang is more than a shortcut it is the most important connection between
life on the mountain, and life on the coast
is the most important connection between
life on the mountain, and life on the life on the mountain, and life on the
coast hold on tight kids let, luck did–they it’s very slippery today but they need a
hold on tight kids let, luck did–they quick, well-intentioned piece of advice
it’s very slippery today but they need a and then the children, are all alone
quick, well-intentioned piece of advice againtheir way up the steep face is now
and then the children, are all alone freei beez father is also, a fisherman
againtheir way up the steep face is now while she’s up here climbing, he’s making
freei beez father is also, a fisherman the familiesliving on the Sulu Sea, a
while she’s up here climbing, he’s making marginal sea ofthe Pacific Ocean the
the familiesliving on the Sulu Sea, a Sulu Sea, is quite shallow along the
marginal sea ofthe Pacific Ocean the coastthe, fishermen can walk hundreds of
Sulu Sea, is quite shallow along the yards out to, their boats but a little
coastthe, fishermen can walk hundreds of later the ocean floor drops off sharply
yards out to, their boats but a little to a depth of up, to four and a half
later the ocean floor drops off sharply miles, BIM process oh never got an
to a depth of up, to four and a half educationbut he, knows his children’s
miles, BIM process oh never got an way to schoolvery well she should be up
educationbut he, knows his children’s there right about now I always, look up
way to schoolvery well she should be up when, I paddle out to go fishing, I wonder
there right about now I always, look up if it’s right to send my daughter on a
when, I paddle out to go fishing, I wonder path like thatwhat can I do after, all
if it’s right to send my daughter on a she has, to go to school traditionally
path like thatwhat can I do after, all the, fisherman cast nets into the bay to
she has, to go to school traditionally catch fish there were times when enough
the, fisherman cast nets into the bay to fish swam into his net when Ben could
catch fish there were times when enough actually afford a motorbike taxi for his
fish swam into his net when Ben could children but this luxury has become
actually afford a motorbike taxi for his rarer and rare
children but this luxury has become thecaches are getting worse and worse
rarer and rare rarer and rare [Music] Macha three fish that’s actually pretty good, for one morning sometimes I even
Macha three fish that’s actually pretty getfive, I don’t want my children to
good, for one morning sometimes I even becomefishermen
getfive, I don’t want my children to well if that’swhat they were but they
becomefishermen ought to, learn something useful that’s
well if that’swhat they were but they why they haveto go to school
ought to, learn something useful that’s once again the catch is just large enough, to feed his own family
once again the catch is just large Ben hasn’t sold fish for a long time now
enough, to feed his own family and that’s why he simply doesn’t have
Ben hasn’t sold fish for a long time now the money to spare his daughter the
and that’s why he simply doesn’t have dangerous journey toschool
the money to spare his daughter the dangerous journey toschool [Music]
dangerous journey toschool frederik the teacher is proof that education can function as a path out of
frederik the teacher is proof that poverty he too came from a fisherman’s
education can function as a path out of poverty he too came from a fisherman’s family in, Madiba go and he took the way
poverty he too came from a fisherman’s to school, overpumping
family in, Madiba go and he took the way every day Oro has one primary and one
to school, overpumping secondary school with a total of, 340
every day Oro has one primary and one students
secondary school with a total of, 340 Frederick teaches first through fourth
students grade, plus kindergarten fifth through
Frederick teaches first through fourth tenth grades which IB and Ryan attend
grade, plus kindergarten fifth through
Frederick teaches first through fourth grade, plus kindergarten fifth through
tenth grades which IB and Ryan attend are in a separate building right next
tenth grades which IB and Ryan attend door
are in a separate building right next bullit now I think I’m kind of a role modelfor the children I’m an example
bullit now I think I’m kind of a role for them that they shouldn’t give up the
modelfor the children I’m an example
bullit now I think I’m kind of a role modelfor the children I’m an example
for them that they shouldn’t give up the path is worthtaking no matter how
for them that they shouldn’t give up the difficultit is, ah that in a
path is worthtaking no matter how metaphorical, sense the path is also a
difficultit is, ah that in a metaphorical, sense the path is also a path to one’s goals in life
metaphorical, sense the path is also a Ryan’s break in the palm tree lasted a
path to one’s goals in life bit longer than he plannedit’s 7:15 at
Ryan’s break in the palm tree lasted a 8 o’clock that is in 45 minutes
bit longer than he plannedit’s 7:15 at class startsif Ryan doesn’t hurry up
8 o’clock that is in 45 minutes now he’ll get there toolate
class startsif Ryan doesn’t hurry up now he’ll get there toolate [Music]
now he’ll get there toolate butinstead, of getting a move on he enjoys a coconut, that he is just
butinstead, of getting a move on he scavenged
enjoys a coconut, that he is just scavenged again and againalong the lonely path over the mountain ridgethe 12 year old
again and againalong the lonely path gets lost in his own, thoughts
over the mountain ridgethe 12 year old gets lost in his own, thoughts Mila, I think of my parents a, lot of Pierre was I don’t know when I saw the
Mila, I think of my parents a, lot of last, sodaro it’s been a couple of, years
Pierre was I don’t know when I saw the
Mila, I think of my parents a, lot of Pierre was I don’t know when I saw the
last, sodaro it’s been a couple of, years now
Pierre was I don’t know when I saw the
last, sodaro it’s been a couple of, years last, sodaro it’s been a couple of, years
now nothing good I missed him a lot keep
now nothing good I missed him a lot keep that I wish they were a year if I got a
nothing good I missed him a lot keep yo-yo
that I wish they were a year if I got a that I wish they were a year if I got a [Music] several hundred, feet below I be, Kumari and theseven-year-old Chanel have other
several hundred, feet below I be, Kumari and theseven-year-old Chanel have other problems to deal with
and theseven-year-old Chanel have other the threechildren have reached the steepest part ofbump on this is where
the threechildren have reached the most accidents happenthe wall changes
steepest part ofbump on this is where constantlyaccording to the weather
most accidents happenthe wall changes conditions each day the children need to
constantlyaccording to the weather conditions each day the children need to read it afreshand find new paths up it
conditions each day the children need to the, only thing they have to hold on to
read it afreshand find new paths up it are the roots thatgrow out of the wet
the, only thing they have to hold on to soil and wrap themselves around the
are the roots thatgrow out of the wet rocks some are sturdy some are not
soil and wrap themselves around the
are the roots thatgrow out of the wet soil and wrap themselves around the
rocks some are sturdy some are not afraid, I sleep here a couple of times
rocks some are sturdy some are not afraid, I sleep here a couple of times the childrenclimb slowly, following the
afraid, I sleep here a couple of times 3-point rule that means they, should seek
the childrenclimb slowly, following the a new supportwith only one arm or, the
3-point rule that means they, should seek lake at a time a necessity, if they want
a new supportwith only one arm or, the tosurvive, on their way to school
lake at a time a necessity, if they want another rule the oldest goes last
tosurvive, on their way to school thusIB keeps her eye on, the others can
another rule the oldest goes last
tosurvive, on their way to school another rule the oldest goes last
thusIB keeps her eye on, the others can guide them from below and in an
thusIB keeps her eye on, the others can guide them from below and in an emergency can perhaps still react, and
guide them from below and in an catch them
emergency can perhaps still react, and [Music]
catch them
emergency can perhaps still react, and catch them
[Music] [Music] [Applause]
[Music] [Music]
[Applause] [Applause] [Applause] [Music]
[Applause] [Applause]
[Music] [Music]
[Applause] [Applause]
[Music] while her daughtercontinues to climb up
[Applause] pom pom I bees mother walks a few
while her daughtercontinues to climb up hundred yards along the road to her new
pom pom I bees mother walks a few job to save the very youngest children
hundred yards along the road to her new job to save the very youngest children fromhaving to make the climb the
job to save the very youngest children government has at least opened the
fromhaving to make the climb the kindergarten on the coastand, Ida is the
government has at least opened the kindergarten on the coastand, Ida is the teacherin return for working there six
kindergarten on the coastand, Ida is the days, a week
teacherin return for working there six
kindergarten on the coastand, Ida is the teacherin return for working there six
days, a week Ivy’s mother gets about 23 US dollars a
days, a week monththe children in the kindergarten
Ivy’s mother gets about 23 US dollars a always remind her of her own daughter
monththe children in the kindergarten
Ivy’s mother gets about 23 US dollars a monththe children in the kindergarten
always remind her of her own daughter [Music] when, Ivy was that age she was a very shy girlthat didn’t change until she
when, Ivy was that age she was a very shy suddenly had, to climb pom pom alone
girlthat didn’t change until she sincethen I barely recognize my child
suddenly had, to climb pom pom alone she’s, suddenly an adult and she pays a
sincethen I barely recognize my child high price forit just, like those
she’s, suddenly an adult and she pays a high price forit just, like those children, who now go to kindergarten soon
high price forit just, like those will as long as there is no school on
children, who now go to kindergarten soon the thin strip of coastthey will also
will as long as there is no school on have to, take the dangerous path
the thin strip of coastthey will also there is no longer any trace of, I bees earlier timiditycourageous and
there is no longer any trace of, I bees confidentshe leads the seven and eight
earlier timiditycourageous and year old up the crag their strength is
confidentshe leads the seven and eight fadingclimbing takes it out, of them
year old up the crag their strength is especially the two boys it’s important
fadingclimbing takes it out, of them for them, to maintain their concentration
especially the two boys it’s important as it’s especially slippery today
for them, to maintain their concentration [Music]
as it’s especially slippery today
for them, to maintain their concentration as it’s especially slippery today
[Music] [Music] done exhaustedthe children struggle the last few feet of, the crag their arduous
done exhaustedthe children struggle the ascent has taken them more than a half
last few feet of, the crag their arduous hour
ascent has taken them more than a half ascent has taken them more than a half for themoment, I be, as relieved the, 11 year old has led the boys to, safety is
for themoment, I be, as relieved the, 11 extremely difficult, engine model s but
year old has led the boys to, safety is their journey isn’t over yetno time to
extremely difficult, engine model s but rest
their journey isn’t over yetno time to school starts in 40 minutes, and from
rest this point the children still need at
school starts in 40 minutes, and from
rest school starts in 40 minutes, and from
this point the children still need at least that muchif they hurry
this point the children still need at [Music] up on the plateau several children from the surrounding, villages have already
up on the plateau several children from reached the school inorder and, they’re
the surrounding, villages have already supposed to be there early every morning
reached the school inorder and, they’re before school starts all the students
supposed to be there early every morning and the teachers clean the groundthe
before school starts all the students children frommuddy boggle and the
and the teachers clean the groundthe remote mountain settlements rarely
children frommuddy boggle and the participate, Frederic the principal
remote mountain settlements rarely
children frommuddy boggle and the remote mountain settlements rarely
participate, Frederic the principal doesn’t have the heart to punish them or
participate, Frederic the principal to be mad at them
doesn’t have the heart to punish them or Minaya those children who live far away
to be mad at them almost, always come too late all we can
Minaya those children who live far away do is offer tospend time, in the
almost, always come too late all we can afternoonreviewing the material they’ve
do is offer tospend time, in the missed Omegawhat with, Iona intervenes
afternoonreviewing the material they’ve in yen from the other side of the ridge
missed Omegawhat with, Iona intervenes Ryan finally reaches a building a
in yen from the other side of the ridge building, he knows only too well
Ryan finally reaches a building a [Music]
building, he knows only too well it’s the, daro elementary school the village school he used, to attend it also
it’s the, daro elementary school the has a kindergarten there are only three
village school he used, to attend it also rooms and three teachers first and
has a kindergarten there are only three rooms and three teachers first and second grade share one room and one
rooms and three teachers first and teacher, as two third and fourth grade I
second grade share one room and one went here from kindergarten to fourth
teacher, as two third and fourth grade I gradeDK, Tongan grade for the boss
went here from kindergarten to fourth that’s all the further it goes the
gradeDK, Tongan grade for the boss that’s all the further it goes the lappet lungs it don’t it’s cool there’s
that’s all the further it goes the no secondaryschool here
lappet lungs it don’t it’s cool there’s
that’s all the further it goes the lappet lungs it don’t it’s cool there’s
no secondaryschool here that’s why Ryannow has to go all, the
lappet lungs it don’t it’s cool there’s
no secondaryschool here no secondaryschool here
that’s why Ryannow has to go all, the way toorder at least, from here on he
that’s why Ryannow has to go all, the walks along, the road many of his former
way toorder at least, from here on he classmates don’tgo to school, anymore
walks along, the road many of his former classmates don’tgo to school, anymore the way is simply too long for them
classmates don’tgo to school, anymore [Music] almost, eight o’clock after the climb, I beam the two boys are hurrying through
almost, eight o’clock after the climb, I the undergrowth of the mangrove, forest
beam the two boys are hurrying through the, 11 year old is determined not, to
the undergrowth of the mangrove, forest arrive too late
the, 11 year old is determined not, to [Music] they reached theschool grounds just, in timemany children from the surrounding
they reached theschool grounds just, in area, are already there
timemany children from the surrounding [Music]
area, are already there
timemany children from the surrounding area, are already there
[Music] area, are already there the childrenfor, Madiba go are happy each time they managed tobeat, the bell
the childrenfor, Madiba go are happy like today
each time they managed tobeat, the bell [Music] school begins, at eight o’clock sharp with a traditional flag ceremony
school begins, at eight o’clock sharp Frederic the teacher takes attendance
with a traditional flag ceremony for each class, a handful of students are
Frederic the teacher takes attendance just about always missing at this time
for each class, a handful of students are of day
just about always missing at this time neverthelessschool begins as planned
of day with, the national anthem
neverthelessschool begins as planned with, the national anthem [Music]
with, the national anthem [Music] [Music] as usualRyan, misses it the 12 year old has, been walking for, over two hours all
as usualRyan, misses it the 12 year old alone sometimes someone on a motorbike
has, been walking for, over two hours all is niceenough to let him ride along, for
alone sometimes someone on a motorbike a bit, and that saves them a, lot of time
is niceenough to let him ride along, for butnot today
a bit, and that saves them a, lot of time no one with a free spaceas driven, by I
butnot today knowI’m definitely too late, I always
no one with a free spaceas driven, by I try to be on time, okay even when I hurry
knowI’m definitely too late, I always
no one with a free spaceas driven, by I knowI’m definitely too late, I always
try to be on time, okay even when I hurry class has, usually already begun when I
try to be on time, okay even when I hurry get there
class has, usually already begun when I [Music] he gets toschool at 8:45 Ryan has
[Music] he gets toschool at 8:45 Ryan has missedthe first class not for the first
he gets toschool at 8:45 Ryan has time this week
missedthe first class not for the first and he’s notthe only one to miss it
time this week
missedthe first class not for the first time this week
and he’s notthe only one to miss it and he’s notthe only one to miss it today in secondgrade
and he’s notthe only one to miss it the lesson is well underwayand
today in secondgrade eight-year-old Srimati and his
the lesson is well underwayand
today in secondgrade the lesson is well underwayand
eight-year-old Srimati and his seven-year-old brother, are there today
eight-year-old Srimati and his seven-year-old brother, are there today the children’s classes are math English
seven-year-old brother, are there today social studies and, science Filipino and
the children’s classes are math English local dialects
social studies and, science Filipino and but not all the children, seem to be paying attention, the exhausting climb up
but not all the children, seem to be pumping has taken its toll, you can
paying attention, the exhausting climb up recognize children from a debacle like
pumping has taken its toll, you can jean-marie and, Janelle immediately their
recognize children from a debacle like inability to concentrate makes them
jean-marie and, Janelle immediately their stand out, they’re tired
inability to concentrate makes them Megara casa by, I have to give them
stand out, they’re tired special attention tomake, sure they
Megara casa by, I have to give them participate
special attention tomake, sure they special attention tomake, sure they [Music] there’s a long break at 11:30 the school doesn’t havea real cafeteria, but a few
there’s a long break at 11:30 the school mothers from the surrounding, villages
doesn’t havea real cafeteria, but a few sell food in the pavilion there’s a kind
mothers from the surrounding, villages of, doughnuts polenta, eggs and chicken
sell food in the pavilion there’s a kind all for oneto five pesos that’s about, 5
of, doughnuts polenta, eggs and chicken to25 cents at that price even, the poor
all for oneto five pesos that’s about, 5 childrencan sometimes buy something to
to25 cents at that price even, the poor childrencan sometimes buy something to accompany the rice they’ve brought with
childrencan sometimes buy something to them Ryan and I, B are in seventh grade
accompany the rice they’ve brought with in the afternoon they have history class
them Ryan and I, B are in seventh grade
accompany the rice they’ve brought with them Ryan and I, B are in seventh grade
in the afternoon they have history class they’ve been learningabout the Second World War, at home I be prepared a report
they’ve been learningabout the Second about Spain’s participation in the war
World War, at home I be prepared a report the Philippines were a Spanish colony
about Spain’s participation in the war for centuries, even today the influence
the Philippines were a Spanish colony ofthat time can be seen in the
for centuries, even today the influence country’s food culture and language
ofthat time can be seen in the country’s food culture and language [Music]
country’s food culture and language as always, i beez report is a success the 11 year old is a model student, ib is an
as always, i beez report is a success the exception the kids with a long walk to
11 year old is a model student, ib is an school do worse in class than the others
exception the kids with a long walk to take Ryan, I know he walks down from the
school do worse in class than the others
exception the kids with a long walk to school do worse in class than the others
take Ryan, I know he walks down from the mountain, every day he’s very intelligent
take Ryan, I know he walks down from the mountain, every day he’s very intelligent but he can’t concentrate and almost
mountain, every day he’s very intelligent always misses the first class
but he can’t concentrate and almost but he can’t concentrate and almost [Music] school ends at 3:30 thepavilion has transformed from an improvised cafeteriainto a taxi stand
thepavilion has transformed from an many motorbike drivers from theregion
improvised cafeteriainto a taxi stand
thepavilion has transformed from an improvised cafeteriainto a taxi stand
many motorbike drivers from theregion some of, them the same age as the
many motorbike drivers from theregion students are, waiting in the hopes of
some of, them the same age as the earningthe little extra money, Joe
students are, waiting in the hopes of
some of, them the same age as the students are, waiting in the hopes of
earningthe little extra money, Joe Murray and Shannon are in luck another
earningthe little extra money, Joe student from the coast has enough money
Murray and Shannon are in luck another for amotorbike taxi and takes them with
student from the coast has enough money her todaythe two boys don’t have to
for amotorbike taxi and takes them with climb, back down pom pom Ryan has also
her todaythe two boys don’t have to
for amotorbike taxi and takes them with her todaythe two boys don’t have to
climb, back down pom pom Ryan has also found a ride, a farmer going his way can
climb, back down pom pom Ryan has also found a ride, a farmer going his way can take him along, for part of the journey, a
found a ride, a farmer going his way can rare stroke of luck
take him along, for part of the journey, a [Music]
rare stroke of luck [Music] most of the otherchildren stay at
[Music] schoolthe grounds are open to everyone
most of the otherchildren stay at in the afternoon teenagers who live far
schoolthe grounds are open to everyone apartfrom, one another
in the afternoon teenagers who live far use theopportunity to play, basketball
apartfrom, one another
in the afternoon teenagers who live far apartfrom, one another
use theopportunity to play, basketball together thenational sport of the
use theopportunity to play, basketball Philippines, or just to spend time with
together thenational sport of the their friendslike, IB game please my
Philippines, or just to spend time with
together thenational sport of the Philippines, or just to spend time with
their friendslike, IB game please my friends are here but um this is my only
their friendslike, IB game please my chance, to be, with them the droga getting
friends are here but um this is my only a ride, from the farmer saves, ryan a
chance, to be, with them the droga getting
friends are here but um this is my only chance, to be, with them the droga getting
a ride, from the farmer saves, ryan a whole lotof time over, one hour on foot
a ride, from the farmer saves, ryan a for a change, the 12 year, old does not dawdle on the way home, as happens o
for a change, the 12 year, old does not often a storm is drawing near
dawdle on the way home, as happens o [Music]
often a storm is drawing near [Music] the weather can changesuddenly in the Philippines, thanks to the high humidity
the weather can changesuddenly in the short heavy rain showers tend to be the
Philippines, thanks to the high humidity rule even, in the dry season
short heavy rain showers tend to be the [Music] this is no problem, for most of the
[Music] childrenthe clouds often disperse as
this is no problem, for most of the quickly as they’ve gathered butfor IB
childrenthe clouds often disperse as it means even greater danger, on her way
quickly as they’ve gathered butfor IB home from, school the, routes the rocks
it means even greater danger, on her way the soil pumping is now even more
home from, school the, routes the rocks slippery than usual
the soil pumping is now even more [Music] I hate it
[Music] when it has, ring
I hate it I hate it in addition climbing down is more difficult than climbing up
in addition climbing down is more [Music]
difficult than climbing up i beez mother Ida dislikes the rain as
[Music] much as her daughter her concern grows
i beez mother Ida dislikes the rain as with eachpassing minute her fear that
much as her daughter her concern grows
i beez mother Ida dislikes the rain as much as her daughter her concern grows
with eachpassing minute her fear that IB might slip a second time last time
with eachpassing minute her fear that either managed to save her in the nick
IB might slip a second time last time of time
either managed to save her in the nick a couple, bruises a couple scrapes
of time luckily that was the extent of the
a couple, bruises a couple scrapes damage
luckily that was the extent of the damage ib was, 8 years old then I always look
damage for something, to do when the weather is
ib was, 8 years old then I always look like this to distract, myself otherwise
for something, to do when the weather is
ib was, 8 years old then I always look for something, to do when the weather is
like this to distract, myself otherwise all I do is think, of IB and how she’s
like this to distract, myself otherwise hangingon to the roots, I can’t stand it
all I do is think, of IB and how she’s at that very moment, IB has reached the steepest part of, pompon and the rain is
at that very moment, IB has reached the getting stronger there’s no one around
steepest part of, pompon and the rain is to help her in an emergency
getting stronger there’s no one around to help her in an emergency [Music]
to help her in an emergency [Music] [Music] [Applause]
[Music] [Music]
[Applause] [Applause]
[Music]
[Applause] [Music]
[Applause] [Applause] the way homelasts longer than, usual
[Applause] normallyIB, would be home by now at a
the way homelasts longer than, usual
[Applause] the way homelasts longer than, usual
normallyIB, would be home by now at a certain point no shirt in need of
normallyIB, would be home by now at a certain point no shirt in need of mending could distract eitheranymore
certain point no shirt in need of she must keep a lookout for her daughter
mending could distract eitheranymore
certain point no shirt in need of mending could distract eitheranymore
she must keep a lookout for her daughter [Music] what Idawould really like to do is embrace her daughterbut she doesn’t
what Idawould really like to do is want Abby to notice how concerned she is
embrace her daughterbut she doesn’t ultimatelytomorrow is another school
want Abby to notice how concerned she is day and so no exceptions can be made
ultimatelytomorrow is another school today, ib has to do her homework
day and so no exceptions can be made
ultimatelytomorrow is another school day and so no exceptions can be made
today, ib has to do her homework but, then thing I want to be a police officer, and for criminals in jail one
but, then thing I want to be a police officer, and for criminals in jail one the school day comes toa close on top of the mountain, – like every evening
the school day comes toa close on top Ryan does his homework while eating
of the mountain, – like every evening dinner, he’s pretty tired but that
Ryan does his homework while eating doesn’t keep the 12year old from
dinner, he’s pretty tired but that chasing his dreams
doesn’t keep the 12year old from
dinner, he’s pretty tired but that doesn’t keep the 12year old from
chasing his dreams [Music]
chasing his dreams my biggest wish is tohave enough money somedayto go to Manila
my biggest wish is tohave enough money somedayto go to Manila Pokhara, well collectivism my parents but
somedayto go to Manila Pokhara, well collectivism my parents but it’s really my biggest wish for, one
Pokhara, well collectivism my parents but Hungary
it’s really my biggest wish for, one even before the Sun has completely disappeared behind thehorizon
even before the Sun has completely eleven-year-old ivy goes to bed
disappeared behind thehorizon exhausted
eleven-year-old ivy goes to bed [Music]
exhausted Ryanalso goes to bed early like always [Music]
Ryanalso goes to bed early like always the children prompt zamboanga they’re
[Music] not they they’ve got to get started
the children prompt zamboanga they’re again at the break of, dawn starting
not they they’ve got to get started along one of, the world’s most dangerous
again at the break of, dawn starting along one of, the world’s most dangerous ways to school
along one of, the world’s most dangerous ways to school [Music]

76 comments on “They risk their lives – One of the world’s most dangerous ways to school – Phillippines

  1. Full of lie!!!.. Are u crazy ???? No parents would let their kids to face this danger for the sake of the so called education.. FAKE NEWS!!!!!

  2. O.M.G.They should not let their kidz to walk alone.Its really dangerous.I pity those kids,THis place is bless of abundant coconut.

  3. How quickly y'all have forgotten about Ferdinand and Imelda Marco's, who stole millions of dollars from the people. The government is corrupt still

  4. China will take over the Philippines soon, under the false pretenses of a better life and security. Only to become under ruling authority and used for military advancement. Do the research

  5. Beware people of the world, China is taking advantage of every poor island nation they can. Offering false hope of security for controlling power over the land for military purposes. It is happening right now at several locations and island nations. Ck it out

  6. If the government cared about the future education of the people and children, they would provide school buses, or build a school close the villages. As stated previously, china will rule this nation someday.

  7. just learned that my difficulties in life all attributed to the fact School and all other aspects of development were made too, way too easy for me..if School was harder I would have appreciated more, my first Drumset, Car and Clothes all would have been valued more by me if they were more difficult for me to obtain, this just breaks my heart, and this is ONE ISLAND…MUCH works to do! for sure!

  8. Looks like they live in paradise. I live in Canada and I would trade their lifestyle any day to get out of this frozen wasteland.

  9. that translation wayyyyyyyyyyy offffffffffffff hahahah for real i understand what there saying and its just way off from what they reli say!!!!

  10. travels for hours and risks life every day to go to a "school" where the education is obediance to a book and flag, is all that is taught.

  11. that is how politicians and Philippine govt cheat people. they spends millions for the caldero that was used during sea games to impress visitors . politicians has become millionaires and instead of them serving people as they were public servants, they became masters . life is unfair in the Philippines if you are rich and you'll enter politics you can have anything you want. just be mindful of who was the leader and be a supporter of his will and you will be in good hands. but if you are poor then you are sorry. look at this children sacrificing everyday while this politicians wear good looking cloths ridding a nice car sitting all day at their so called office. doing nothing but a script on how to fool people. they spends millions for some silly stupid things were those amount of money can be used by those who badly needing it. people who lives in mountainous areas decides to apply abroad and worked as house maid and skilled workers to support their families but once you are being hired by an employer this fuck'n POEA will require you to have OEC and if you cant secure that ,you will not be allowed to leave the country . and this so called politicians who supposed to be doing their jobs making law good law to protect people was just sitting at their offices waiting for the pay.

  12. So why not make a documentary about how the Philippine government, and it's politicians don't do anything to help these children get an education.

  13. Wonder why the children wear those slippery thongs on the damp and wet slopes ???? I wuda thought it be safer to go bare foot to grip onto the roots and rocks etc……..

  14. Narrators are soo off the topic!! What they say is so different from what the narrator says like the girl when she was with her friends after school she didn't say I'm with my friends she was ask what do you want to be when u grow up she said I want to be a policewoman to catch all the drug addicts…

  15. I'd donate another $20 a month to the mother teacher, it would double her salary and i'd gladly do it…someone smart set it up!

  16. THIS DOCUMANTARY IS LONG TIME AGO,YES BEFORE 86% OF FILIPINO ARE POOR,BUT NOW I DONT THINK SO WE ARE NOT IN THE THIRD WORLD COUNTRY ANYMORE,PHILIPPINES ARE RISING FROM RUG TO RICHES.

  17. Maybe many have noticed the propeller that Ryan made on the way to school, it is actually a very good well proportioned design. Making something like that without any exposure to such visuals/training is definitely a big surprise. He is really a genius boy in the hands of cruelty of a poor country with limited means to take the boy where his talent can be nurtured in a proper way. Seen so many bright children like Ryan getting lost in the darkness of poverty…. too painful.

  18. That's a fucking mission and entire workout that would put most of us out oh my lanta. But the Philippines is not a easy life

  19. Although the American education system is mess up and needs to be fix (kids do not need that much homework), its better then this.

  20. I thought ihve worst in school walking 10km from my house at that time,,almst everyday…aftr wtching ths its mre dfficult .

  21. I thought ihve worst in school walking 10km from my house at that time,,almst everyday…aftr wtching ths its mre dfficult .

  22. Imagine walking and climbing through the Jungle with no shoes on or just Sandals on that is Insane!!!
    I take my hat off to you children!!!

  23. I am not about bashing other moms, buuuuuut I have two little ones, and if those were my babies, nah-uh, I would be right there climbing those mountains with them! Waaah! That reallly makes you think about how dang lucky you are when you live somewhere safe enough that you dont have to constantly worry over your child's safety like that.

  24. President Trump should make this Documentary as mandated to be watched from kindergarten up. A true wakeup call to students here in America and abroad, who stop going.
    For reasons from being lazy to weather craziness.

  25. The children of the west should be shown this I was a teacher and know how indulged may are So much is taken for granted .I trust they all get to follow their dreams .

  26. iN this time oil petrol is cheap. the governmengtshould generate at this hi teh era electricity and then produce /create jobs and develop a country liek thsi ,what mispolicy brainless authority. sad. effect isthat this childen ha sto endure thsi through

  27. Those Kids are amazing. Not just the hours of walking but the harsh environment and as well there are heaps of those terrorist as well around those areas of Mindanao So can see why they can hire kids to join these groups when just going to school is so hard.

  28. Ryan is on his way to becoming an engineer, though a long and hard road, he’ll make his dream come true. These children are true inspiration.

  29. Ryan is a good boy & a excellent grandson I really respect him for his determination but the mountain climbing kids are unbelievable.

  30. Back in my day , we had to walk to school & back in the snow … barefoot …up hill ,both ways …with our eyes closed .. and backwards .. just kidding . But when I saw the title it just reminded me of all the times I’d hear people’s stories about how bad they had it back in their day 😆…

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