N43m raised for 2 young girls spotted using restaurant's WiFi to do schoolwork

N43m raised for 2 young girls spotted using restaurant's WiFi to do schoolwork

- A photo shared on the internet of two kids doing homework outside a restaurant touched many hearts

- The migrant family could not afford WiFi so the kids had to use a restaurant's internet

- Well-wishers who were concerned for the little girls wanted to help address their needs and a GoFundMe page was started

- The person that started the movement said the family was nearly being evicted from their small home

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A migrant family in California has received great support from well-wishers after a photo of two young girls using restaurant WiFi to do their homework went viral.

The snap that was shared almost a week ago on the internet highlighted the digital divide for low-income students who were required to continue studying from home amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

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Well-wishers raise KSh 12 million for two young girls who used restaurant's WiFi to do schoolwork

According to Kevin de Leόn, 40% of all Latinos in California do not have internet access. Photo: Gadgets Africa
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According to NBC News, the kids are students at Salinas City Elementary School District which said it had tried to provide wireless hotspots to the family.

However, well-wishers who were concerned for the little girls wanted to help address their needs and a GoFundMe page was started by Jackie Lopez who was able to speak to the children's mother, Juana, a migrant worker.

According to NBC, Lopez learnt that the family was to be evicted from their small rented home and by Monday, August 31, the page had raised more than N43 million.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a school in Makoko community, a slum area in Lagos state, gave out radios to its pupils to learn from home amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The proprietor of Whanyinnah Nursery and Primary School, Noah Shemede, said the radios would be used by the pupils to follow up on educational programmes organised by the Lagos state government.

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According to him, the school partnered with a foundation to give out 151 radios to the pupils to cushion the effect of their stay at home.

He said: "We looked at the pandemic and we looked at what is happening in the country whereby all the children are home without going to school - what can we do to assist them?"

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Source: Legit Newspaper

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