The Online Class Challenge

With the expected poverty rise as ushered in by the pandemic, the snappy response of people will always be about food to eat, shelter, and other essentials. At the bottom of the list is education. One of the greatest challenges for parents nowadays is connectivity spelled as gadgets and internet.

While the Philippines is listed among the bottom liners when it comes to internet connection speed, December 2019 data by Picodi.com analysts also show that the country ranks seventh in the world for having the most expensive internet. Can the Filipino people afford it?



Reality Check 101

Many will struggle when classes resume, especially public school students. Many come from families in poverty and struggle to obtain necessities. Buying a laptop, or maybe a tablet is no longer a plan but a strategy. How can one buy that? Some resort to raising funds, having a side job (which is hard to come by, given the situation), posting online to ask for help, and for some – they just chose to stop schooling altogether.

Experts are rethinking this crisis in education; some took a step back. The truth is the world doesn’t stop for the COVID-19. The students need help. They need it now.

About Specs Foundation

Our team is composed of highly skilled Social Workers, Pastors, Care Workers and efficient Administrators. We all come together to ensure that the children, families and communities under our programs are given the best support and care possible.

SPECS was started in 1986 by a group of Christian workers who saw the hunger, and risks the children were exposed to. They undertook the management and delivery of the different services and care for the poor families in the various communities in Pasay City.​ In 1987, it was registered with the Securities & Exchange Commission as a non-profit, non-stock, non-government organization. In 2002, SPECS built a home for boys and girls in Pasay City.

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Email: info@SpecsFoundation.com