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Children risk life to achieve dreams

  • Bravery: Children in Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara, risk their lives every day by crossing a crocodile infested river to go to school. They are ussualy accompanied by an adult who carries their school supplies and uniforms in a dry bag. JP/ Tarko Sudiarno

    Bravery: Children in Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara, risk their lives every day by crossing a crocodile infested river to go to school. They are ussualy accompanied by an adult who carries their school supplies and uniforms in a dry bag. JP/ Tarko Sudiarno

  • Getting ready: After crossing the river, the children need some time to get ready for school. JP/ Tarko Sudiarno

    Getting ready: After crossing the river, the children need some time to get ready for school. JP/ Tarko Sudiarno

  • Out to dry: Damp clothes worn by the children are dried under the sun. JP/ Tarko Sudiarno

    Out to dry: Damp clothes worn by the children are dried under the sun. JP/ Tarko Sudiarno

  • Tidy up: A child laces his shoes after crossing a 65-meter-wide river. JP/ Tarko Sudiarno

    Tidy up: A child laces his shoes after crossing a 65-meter-wide river. JP/ Tarko Sudiarno

  • Long walk to freedom: After the river, the children are now ready for their final challenge; a 90-minute walk across mountainous terrain to their school. JP/ Tarko Sudiarno

    Long walk to freedom: After the river, the children are now ready for their final challenge; a 90-minute walk across mountainous terrain to their school. JP/ Tarko Sudiarno

  • The promised land: The entrance of the Bidi Praing elementary school is what the children hope to see after their long journey. JP/ Tarko Sudiarno

    The promised land: The entrance of the Bidi Praing elementary school is what the children hope to see after their long journey. JP/ Tarko Sudiarno

  • Finally: The children arrive at school and are ready to begin their studies. JP/ Tarko Sudiarno

    Finally: The children arrive at school and are ready to begin their studies. JP/ Tarko Sudiarno

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