Home schooling under challenging conditions
Imagine an empty virtual classroom. A teacher waits for his class to arrive punctually for their 9 o’clock lesson. However, in the Philippines, many children who go to schools will never turn up to that lesson because they have access to neither electricity, a computer nor an Internet connection at home. This is what life is like for a typical child at the San Roque Elementary School in the Philippines. The impact of abject poverty on these children is startling. Not only do they not have access to the technological advances which have transformed the educational world for others, they cannot even ask their teacher a question, if they don’t understand the material set out in their worksheets.