Cave School in Guizhou Province (6 photos)
Guizhou – this is one of the poorest provinces in China. Food and water is not enough here permanently because of the massive desertification and prolonged drought makes people every day fight for his life. Such a level of life, of course, was displayed at the level of education of the citizens of Guizhou Province, so many children simply do not have the opportunity to attend school.
Despite limited sponsorship from the Chinese government, the inhabitants of the southern province of Guizhou have found a way out of the situation by opening a secondary school in the midst of the cave. Unusual school was opened in 1984, it worked 8 teachers who taught science 186 students.
Carved elements cave is home to many students who would lose all without education. Cave is equipped with several handmade designs, which include wooden classrooms and homemade basketball court, where students have fun at recess.
Yes, in school in the midst of the cave hardly a comfortable, however, there are some pluses: fresh air, great acoustics for choirs, as well as a visual study of flora and fauna in biology classes.
Unfortunately, the Chinese government decided to close the school in 2011, saying that China – is not a society of cavemen. Despite promises by the Chinese authorities, a decent school in the southern region of Guizhou did not open, and the school is now the middle of the cave except as tourist attractions.