Nearly only one-sixth of Indonesian households possess internet connectivity. Students have come up with alternative solutions to mitigate their challenge of inaccessible internet connectivity.
Desperate times call for desperate measures. Students in many South Asian countries still lack the fundamental requirements for a remote education amid the Covid-19 lockdown. And in Indonesia, students have come up with alternative solutions to mitigate their challenge of inaccessible internet connectivity.
Data suggests, nearly only one-sixth of Indonesian households possess internet connectivity.
As Reuters reports, Dimas Anwar Putra, a student from Jakarta, and his friend have been collecting plastic waste in the neighbourhood to trade for free wifi connectivity. Through that, Putra and his friend can access online education for up to three days a week.
Initiated by one who sells the plastic waste and buys data for the small group of students for their online education, Ling Solihin said to the news agency that students find it difficult to continue their studies when Internet data runs out before the end of the month.
In a different instance, volunteers in a hilly district, nearly 80 km south of Jakarta, bring mobile network transmitter equipped cars for students to use the internet for online studies. They also provide mobile phones and laptops for the same.
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