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Children walk two hours to school
By Philip Kiew
Source: Borneo Post
MIRI: They have to walk two hours to school; starting at 4am and returning home at 4pm for lunch in an unbelievably hard life and heartbreaking thirst for education.
Resilient Christopher, seven, and elder sister Jeniffer, 10, have to wake up at 3am every schooling day and start walking an hour later in darkness to daylight for 20km, to reach SRK Pujut Corner. Mother Hu Bee Chu accompanies them all the way in a heart-wrenching story of tough life.
Tucked in the farmhouse, nearly 18km from the junction of Miri bypass road near the water gate of the Drainage and Irrigation Department, these two slender children have been walking to school since they first stepped into a preschool classroom.