Teacher Goes Viral for Crossing Landslide-Damaged Road So Students Won’t Miss a Lesson

Many teachers around the globe sacrifice a lot for their students, not just the time they spend in preparing their lessons and going to school to teach these kids for a brighter future.

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Recently, one teacher in Thailand went viral for crossing a road that was damaged by landslide, just so her students won’t miss a lesson.

Several places in Thailand, particularly in Na Udom where the photos were taken, had been under flood waters for several days due to Tropical Storm Podul. Several roads were damaged, such as this one that was due to landslide beneath the structure.

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But this still unnamed teacher was determined to go to school to ensure that her students would not miss a lesson – and that meant risking her life on that damaged road. With her shoe in one hand and balancing her bag across her body plus another bag with school supplies, this teacher had to go down a makeshift ladder.

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Afterwards, she had to tread carefully over the portions that collapsed to the ground, before heading to another ladder that would bring her up to the other side. The school is believed to be still several kilometers away from that broken road – and might also be damaged by the floods.

It is possible that this road would remain broken for several months, judging from the way the asphalt looks so thin and didn’t even have iron bars. But even if the roads in this poor area remain difficult to pass, this teacher and many others like her would make their way across these each day to provide education for the students…

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While a lot of netizens praised the teacher for doing this for the students, many also hoped that she would take extra care in crossing that broken road to keep herself safe. Others also hoped the government would fix the roads quickly.

Sources: Chayutara Duangphandee / Facebook, World of Buzz