In the article, “As Indian Classes Go Online, Those Who Can’t Afford Smartphones Go Without” by Vice, talks about how kids in India are struggling to go into online school with some of the kids’ economical situations.
This article goes on to talk about how kids in India are going now to transfer to online school via smartphones due to the ongoing pandemic. They state problems that are affecting families on how they are losing their jobs due to COVID and are barely getting by with money enough for just food, clothing, and basic necessities.
They mention how not all kids are able to get a smartphone to use for their studies online. The article also mentions the extremes that some of the kids have to go to for internet access. “In the Tsuruhu village in the northeastern state of Nagaland, as many as 39 schools and college students have been trekking three kms to take online exams for the last two weeks.”.
We rarely hear about stories like that in the U.S because internet access is so easy for us. We have to understand that in some countries their situations are extreme and this article exposes that and shows how hard it is for some to go and transition to online learning.