Sekolah Kebangsaan Tetabuan Beluran: An island school off Sandakan in Sabah
While in Sandakan, I was privileged to make the acquaintance of Cikgu Farhana who teaches in this school. She was posted here from Muar, and has to serve for three years. She gave me an interesting account of life on the remote island teaching Bajau kids.
This is the school canteen.
From Sandakan, she has to travel for an hour or so and then hop onto a boat to reach the island school. Being remote and isolated, you can imagine the hardship and sacrifices teachers and the headmaster have to endure. But their primary concern is to give the kids a good education.
Students returning home.
School starts as early as 7 AM. Like kids in most rural communtities, they lead a carefree life.
Note: Images courtesy of Cikgu Farhana.