13 challenges children face just to be able to go to school

From discrimination and child labour to gang violence and dangerous journeys to school, we look at some of the obstacles children have to overcome to get an education.

Millions of children around the world would love to be at school. They’d give anything to be sitting at a desk and learning with children of their own age.

But more than 260 million children and youth – one in five – don’t enjoy that basic right. There are many, often complex, reasons as to why young people aren’t in school.

Here’s a look at just some of the obstacles that children in some parts of the world have to overcome just to get an education.

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