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'. Print Edition | Subscribe