Distant learning is now a norm for a lot of us. However, this is mostly possible for kids whose families can afford a laptop and a good internet connection.
There are about half a million children in my hometown, Negros Occidental, who don't have similar access (or any access at all) to distant learning. These families need either of these things:
- A tablet and pocket WIFI, or
- A transistor radio, through which the children can listen to the lesson broadcast. To reach remote families, public schools are partnering with local radio stations so they can transmit the lessons.
The problem is these gadgets are luxury items for them. They can only afford to spend on basic needs.
In July, my birthday month, I want to raise at least $10,000 to buy tablets, pocket WIFIs, or transistor radios for these families so their children can continue their education, while keeping them safe and socially distant.
The world is a strange place these days. But when people who have more than what they need help those in need, we might just get a shot at making these strange times a little more bearable