Top 10 most unusual schools in the world
• In caves, on the water, under railway bridges – life is in full swing everywhere. And this life is educational! And to confirm my words, I present to you the top 10 most unusual schools in the world.
10 Trabajo Ya, Spain
• The name of this school translates as "work now", and it is quite popular as a place of vocational training for the oldest profession.
• Prostitution is legal in Spain and according to some sources, 400 men and women work in this area.
• The Trabajo Ya program includes a history of commercial sex, an introduction to erotic toys and Kama Sutra positions, and business tactics for working with clients. The educational process combines theory with practical exercises.
9. School of snake charmers, India
• This school teaches children ages 2 and up the art of handling venomous snakes. Such lessons are especially popular with the nomadic tribe known as the Wadis of Gujarat. By the time the children are twelve years old, they already know all about snake spells and are ready to take up this dangerous business professionally.
• Boys are taught to charm snakes on a flute, and girls are taught to care for these cold-blooded creatures.
8. Brooklyn Free School, USA
• This unique school was founded in 2004. It has no standardized curriculum, no mandatory testing, no grading. The idea of the school is to develop self-confidence and self-motivation to study in children from 4 to 18 years old.
• Students can decide which subjects they want to study and which classes they would like to join. What if you don't want to go to school today? Stay at home, teachers won't swear!
• Funding for the educational institution comes from grants, a sliding scale of training and donations.
7 Boat Schools Bangladesh
• During the rainy season, many children in Bangladesh are unable to attend classes and frequently drop out of school. In addition, there are few schools in rural areas and students have to walk long distances, which makes parents worried about the safety of their children.
• The Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha organization in Bangladesh operates floating schools, libraries and clinics all year round – 56 ships in total. Another 55 boats operate only during the rainy season for transportation and emergency relief. For 10 years, the project has also been distributing eco-friendly lamps to families so that their children can study at night.
• The solar-powered floating school, which is a combination of a school bus and a school, gathers students from different coastal villages. When the last student is on board, classes begin. Each boat school has a class for 30 students, books and a computer with Internet access. This unusual children's educational institution provides basic primary education up to the fourth grade.
6. Dongzhong Mid Cave School, China
• Although now this unusual school is no longer functioning, its memory is still alive. It was opened in 1984 in the village of Miao, located in the Chinese mountainous region of Guizhou.
• Guizhou is one of the poorest provinces in China, and the villagers did not count on the help of the authorities in opening a school. And the desire to give children an education was so great that the school was equipped in a cave. There were almost 9 students for 200 teachers.
• The school worked for 23 years, after which the authorities closed it with the wording that China is "not a community of cavemen."
5. Salem Witch School, USA
• There is some irony in the fact that while Salem's reputation was shaped by the fear of witches, today this Massachusetts city is a place where witches gather openly. By witches, I mean those who practice the Wiccan religion, which has its origins in pagan Celtic traditions.
• Today in Salem, according to various sources, there are from 800 to 1600 witches. A number of downtown shops are run by Wiccans and sell herbs, amulets, talismans, and other magical accessories.
• The Salem Witch School is a large school campus that welcomes young witches (and witchers) from all over America. Students learn alchemy, the art of divination, runes, the history of magic, and other subjects related to magic in one way or another.
4. School of elves, Iceland
• This non-standard educational institution is designed to study Icelandic folklore about elves and their relationship with people. Since its foundation in 1990, this school has enrolled more than 9000 students, mostly foreigners.
• The school provides an expert diploma in elves, and an accelerated course takes only 5 hours.
3. Husband hunting school, Japan
• The Infini School, founded in 2010, offers a variety of courses for brides and grooms. In it, students learn how to move correctly and behave elegantly to win the hearts and minds of potential partners and their parents, who are often a serious obstacle to successful unions. The average age of the students is 30 years old.
• Instructors critically evaluate students' clothing, their postures, and even small details like the way they cross their legs or get out of the car. Men and women are taught different skills, from how to properly set the table to how to be more emotionally liberated.
• Currently in Japan, men corresponding to "4T" are in trend:
- teishisei – modest and polite,
- teirisuku – having a stable job, with a low level of risk of dismissal,
- teiizon – not dependent on their wives for household chores (ready to help around the house and with children),
- teinenpi – thrifty.
2. Kenelaken, Russia
• This Yakut nomadic school is designed for the children of reindeer herders in the Olenyok region of the Republic of Sakha. These schools are small – up to 8 students and 2-3 teachers. But they allow children not to be separated from their families, and the quality of education meets the state standard.
1. School under the railway bridge, India
• Little beggars at train stations are a painful sight, but if you give them an education, their lives can change for the better. With this idea, Rajesh Kumar from New Delhi organized a mini-school under the railway bridge.
• In it, students are taught reading, writing and mathematics, they are given homework, as in a regular elementary school. Children can join and leave classes as they wish.