Fifty-seven million children in the world fail to learn simply because they are not in school, says the 2014 Education For All (EFA) Global Monitoring Report released by UNESCO. While poor teaching quality is holding back learning, many students stay away from schools due to hostile terrain and unfriendly climate. Students from Guizhou province in China for instance go to a school located halfway up a mountain. We bring you recent and archive images of students attending school despite difficult circumstances and situations
School headmaster Xu Liangfan walks with primary school pupils along a narrow path on a cliff to their home village, in Bijie, southwestern China's Guizhou province. Pupils from Banpo Primary School walk the dangerous route to and from school every day.