Chinese children walk to school 1500m above ground

  • 31/05/2016
Chinese children walk to school 1500m above ground

Mountain village children in China have to climb over extremely high and dangerous cliffs to get to school.

A total of 358 people from 76 families live in the highland Atuler Village of Shaojue County in the Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture, sitting on an altitude of about 1500 metres.

The children have lessons for ten days in a row, then a five day break due to the difficult travel conditions.

To help the situation in southwest China's Sichuan Province, local authorities plan to build a stairway with steel bars to guarantee the safety of children and villagers.

A work team has been sent to the village to investigate the stairway.

To build a road would cost one third of the county's whole fiscal revenue.

However, local governments have shown their willingness to help the villagers.