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Villagers in a mountainous region of Vietnam literally put their lives on the line to make sure their children go to school dry.
The village of Huổi Hạ is one of the most remote and difficult to access villages in the province of Dien Bien.
The 500 inhabitants of this village do not skimp on education, however.
When the rainy season comes, the waters rise and the bamboo bridges over which the villagers normally pass to cross the Nam Chim river become unusable.
For the 50 college students in the village, an alternative solution must therefore be found.
Showing extraordinary determination, adults therefore place adolescents in plastic bags and drag them across the powerful current of the river.
However, the children are not out of the woods yet: they have to walk another five hours to reach school.
It is obviously not a journey that they undertake every day. Students are boarders at school and do not return to the village until the weekend.
Seen in Giong, the village chief of Huổi Hạ, said that the greatest wish of its inhabitants was to invest in the construction of suspension bridges over the rivers.
Source: Le sac de Chips