AP PHOTOS: In Sri Lanka, a dangerous climb for online school


              Sri Lankan students walk down a mountain after attending their online lessons in a forest reserve in Bohitiyawa village in Meegahakiwula, Sri Lanka, July 2, 2021. Climbing rocks and sitting on tree tops is not part of their curriculum but children in villages surrounding the capital city are doing just that to be able to catch mobile signals to access their online classes. The digital divide fueled by uneven internet access and high data cost has forced many students out of the formal education system in Sri Lanka. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
            
              A Sri Lankan student attends her online classes from a signal reception point on a mountain in a reserve forest in Lunugala, Sri Lanka, July 3, 2021. Climbing rocks and sitting on tree tops is not part of their curriculum but children in villages surrounding the capital city are doing just that to be able to catch mobile signals to access their online classes. The digital divide fueled by uneven internet access and high data cost has forced many students out of the formal education system in Sri Lanka. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
            
              A Sri Lankan man climbs a rock in a forest reserve with a child to access the child's online classes in Bohitiyawa village in Meegahakiwula, Sri Lanka, July 2, 2021. Climbing rocks and sitting on tree tops is not part of their curriculum but children in villages surrounding the capital city are doing just that to be able to catch mobile signals to access their online classes. The digital divide fueled by uneven internet access and high data cost has forced many students out of the formal education system in Sri Lanka. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
            
              Sri Lankan students ride a motorbike back home after attending their online classes from a nearby mountain top in Bohitiyawa village in Meegahakiwula, Sri Lanka, July 2, 2021. Climbing rocks and sitting on tree tops is not part of their curriculum but children in villages surrounding the capital city are doing just that to be able to catch mobile signals to access their online classes. The digital divide fueled by uneven internet access and high data cost has forced many students out of the formal education system in Sri Lanka. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
            
              A Sri Lankan student attends her online classes from a signal reception point on a mountain in a reserve forest in Lunugala, Sri Lanka, July 3, 2021. Climbing rocks and sitting on tree tops is not part of their curriculum but children in villages surrounding the capital city are doing just that to be able to catch mobile signals to access their online classes. The digital divide fueled by uneven internet access and high data cost has forced many students out of the formal education system in Sri Lanka. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
            
              A Sri Lankan man helps his son to put his bag on his back as they prepare to climb a mountain with others to access online lessons in a reserve forest in Lunugala, Sri Lanka, July 3, 2021. Climbing rocks and sitting on tree tops is not part of their curriculum but children in villages surrounding the capital city are doing just that to be able to catch mobile signals to access their online classes. The digital divide fueled by uneven internet access and high data cost has forced many students out of the formal education system in Sri Lanka. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
            
              A Sri Lankan student attends her online classes from a signal reception point on a mountain in a reserve forest in Lunugala, Sri Lanka, July 3, 2021. Climbing rocks and sitting on tree tops is not part of their curriculum but children in villages surrounding the capital city are doing just that to be able to catch mobile signals to access their online classes. The digital divide fueled by uneven internet access and high data cost has forced many students out of the formal education system in Sri Lanka. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
            
              A Sri Lankan student waits for his turn to climb a tree house to attend his online lessons on a mountain in a reserve forest in Lunugala, Sri Lanka, July 3, 2021. Climbing rocks and sitting on tree tops is not part of their curriculum but children in villages surrounding the capital city are doing just that to be able to catch mobile signals to access their online classes. The digital divide fueled by uneven internet access and high data cost has forced many students out of the formal education system in Sri Lanka. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
            
              A Sri Lankan man helps his son to put his bag on his back as they prepare to climb a mountain with others to access online lessons in a reserve forest in Lunugala, Sri Lanka, July 3, 2021. Climbing rocks and sitting on tree tops is not part of their curriculum but children in villages surrounding the capital city are doing just that to be able to catch mobile signals to access their online classes. The digital divide fueled by uneven internet access and high data cost has forced many students out of the formal education system in Sri Lanka. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
            
              A Sri Lankan student waits for his turn to climb a tree house to attend his online lessons on a mountain in a reserve forest in Lunugala, Sri Lanka, July 3, 2021. Climbing rocks and sitting on tree tops is not part of their curriculum but children in villages surrounding the capital city are doing just that to be able to catch mobile signals to access their online classes. The digital divide fueled by uneven internet access and high data cost has forced many students out of the formal education system in Sri Lanka. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)