These 16 makeshift classrooms from around the world redefine traditional schooling

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These 16 makeshift classrooms from around the world redefine traditional schooling

afghan students

Ahmad Masood/Reuters

Education doesn't always have to take place inside a covered, well-air-conditioned school building.

In many parts of the world, particularly those in poverty-stricken areas or locations that are prone to natural disasters, students and teachers must find creative ways to assemble for the sake of education.

Some gather on rooftops for evening classes; others meet in caves or atop mountains.

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The one thing they have in common: these makeshift classrooms redefine what traditional schooling typically looks like.