These Chinese Kids Have To Climb 800 Meter Cliff Just To Get To School

Children from a mountain village need to climb over dangerous cliffs and picked up by their parents every time they go to and back from school in the Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture in southwest China’s Sichuan Province.

The children are from the Atuleer Village of Shaojue County of the prefecture perched on a cliff with an absolute altitude of about 1,500 meters. A total of 358 people from 76 families live in this highland village.

Though there are three approaches to the village, for most of the time the villagers can only use the two paths over the perpendicular steep cliffs, about 800 meters from the ground.

Due to the difficult traffic condition, these children have a special schedule — having lessons for ten days, then a five-day break.

Liangshan is one of the poverty-stricken prefectures in China. With financial support from the provincial government, two third of the population in Atuleer of Shaojue have got rid of poverty.