Coronavirus Digitalisation: Children from low-income groups

Inadequate home learning space, lack of support among hurdles

Ms Sarah, a single parent who declined to give her full name, helping her 10-year-old son with his home-based learning on Wednesday. She received a laptop under the NEU-PC Plus scheme after a referral by non-profit group AMP Singapore.
Ms Sarah, a single parent who declined to give her full name, helping her 10-year-old son with his home-based learning on Wednesday. She received a laptop under the NEU-PC Plus scheme after a referral by non-profit group AMP Singapore.ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

On good days during the circuit breaker, Mary (not her real name), 15, could attend her home-based lessons punctually and hand in her homework on time.

But on other days, she waited for more than four hours to use her 21-year-old brother's laptop, as it was the only computer at home.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 07, 2020, with the headline 'Inadequate home learning space, lack of support among hurdles'. Subscribe