Students brave obstacles in Philippines

Children struggle to receive education in overcrowded schools that lack basic facilities.

    A report by the World Economic Forum has ranked the Philippines as "poor" when it comes to primary education.

    Across the country, there are schools that lack even the most basic facilities, including running water and electricity, while others have an average of 70 students per classroom.

    In southern Philippines, some children swim through two kilometres of swamp to get to class, braving harsh conditions as they strive for a better future.

    Jamela Alin-Dogan reports from Layag-Layag village in Zamboanga.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    World Cup 2018 quiz: How big a football fan are you?

    World Cup 2018 quiz: How big a football fan are you?

    Answer as many correct questions in 90 seconds to win the World Cup with your favourite team.

    The shocking story of Israel's disappeared babies

    The shocking story of Israel's disappeared babies

    New information has come to light about thousands of mostly Yemeni children believed to have been abducted in the 1950s.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.