How kids get to school: Special refugee edition, Balkans

A modest departure from the occasional series on how kids get to school, and the classrooms they get to. Perhaps more accurately, it’s a series on the struggles children face to get to school.

Photo from Dimitar Dilkoff, Agence France Presse:

Tweet from Valerio de Cesaris (@ValerioDeC):

Tweet from Valerio de Cesaris (@ValerioDeC): “#refugees. A child caught in razor wire at the Greek-Macedonia border. #StayHuman” Photo by Dimitar Dilkoff, AFP

This young boy is not on his way to school, technically; he’s trying to get to a place where there is a school to which he can safely get.

What will be the results of the education this child gets?

Does anyone know more about this boy? Where is he today?

3 Responses to How kids get to school: Special refugee edition, Balkans

  1. I wish we lived in a world where I never had to see the words “child encased in razor wire” ever again.


  2. Ed Darrell says:

    It’s an eccentric interest of mine, to see what hurdles people will overcome to get an education. Education is our hope for the future. Other nations seem to have figured that out, especially among the poor.

    How we lose that understanding with relative national wealth is a serious problem to our saving humanity and the planet.

    It’s interesting, but I don’t have any grand answers yet.

    Thanks for the comment.


  3. Your series brings up many questions! I will go back and read more of them. Some are very sad. I take the good schools that we have in this small time for granted at times. We live by a park and I see the school buses stop morning and evening in a safe neighborhood. You shine a light on a subject often neglected.


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