POOR HOUSEHOLDS WITHOUT WATER, ELECTRICITY & INTERNET CANNOT PARTICIPATE IN E-LEARNING
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Before COVID-19 poverty in St. Lucia and many other countries was a reality, poor households did not have electricity, water or internet, upon the arrival of COVID-19 the Government closed all schools and instituted e-learning, children from poor households apart from not having food; as they were being fed from the schools's feeding program, now have to content with the fact that they are not equipped to participate in e-learning. Before e-learning can be available to all, we must empowered poor households with improved housing infrastructure, electricity, water and internet connection so they may not be left behind.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and what inspired you to share this idea.
We work with marginalized women and children and we have seen their struggle first hand so their children could continue their education during COVID-19. Poor housing, no running water, no electricity, no internet connections and no digital devices make participating in e-learning almost impossible.