The only way of educating kids today is through some form of online or virtual learning.
If there is one important lesson the pandemic has taught us, it is that we need Internet access to have an educated future. For many across the world, online education has made life easy as the recent moves from traditional classroom systems to online education have surged. But while it has been great for many, this move has also shone a light on the basic rights of children to education once more. People across the world have learned that children in poor areas have no access to online learning, leaving them behind others in their generation. Today, there are many challenges to online learning, but the necessity of Internet access is crucial, and it is the foundation of gaining knowledge in our modern age.
Can you imagine your life without a fast and efficient internet connection?
Yet, with all of the improved broadband connectivity we’ve seen over the past years, and the exciting opportunities for using the Internet for learning across Africa, kids from the poorest areas have a hard time reaching them. Most children don’t even have a laptop or a way to arrive at destinations that have connectivity.
An example of a country with such major disparities in connectivity accessibility among its people in Ghana. Online education in Ghana has grown very little despite the fact that some universities offer cyber schools. In many schools, there is a lack of infrastructures such as computers and networks, and most schools rely on foreign donors to keep up, while teachers are leaving the school because of low pay.
Governments don’t know how to approach drafting new holistic policies and strategies based on online learning. The same problem is occurring both in the developed world and the third world. COVID-19 opened an important discussion into how to educate our future leaders. Online learning plays a crucial part in educating growing children who are ready to take on, learn, and absorb. We are slowly becoming a generation of self-thought leaders and entrepreneurs. A young mind that witnesses a problem can significantly raise up and provide a creative solution if it has the right tools. There are hungry minds that are facing everyday hardships and seeking information on what to do to progress from the situation. These minds need to discover, contemplate and learn what their passions are in order to come up with solutions for a more equal society.
The Internet is crucial to a child’s education.
A child cannot be educated in this modern age if she/he doesn’t have the opportunity to study online. Understanding the importance of digital learning, Pockets of Promise approaches this complex issue with our Knowledge Mobile, a traveling classroom equipped with laptops and textbooks, intended to get educational materials to the poorest kids while allowing them to excel in their computer skills, discover their creativity, and pursue their interests.
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