Jakarta ● Thu, July 22 2021
Online education has exposed and, in many cases, widened the discrepancies between the educational experiences of children of different socioeconomic backgrounds.
Nadya Lumy is a rising 12 th grader at Jakarta Intercultural School (JIS), and the past year has been a challenge for her. Like most teenagers, she misses being able to see her schoolmates in person and enjoy the human connection that screens cannot provide.
But Nadya's frustration and sadness, while acute, is of a different character that that of underprivileged teenagers such as Rahmi, a 15-year-old student at Nara Kreatif, who barely has the means to attend virtual classes, let alone chat with her friends online.
Rahmi is lucky enough to have her education provided for by Nara Kreatif, a social enterprise that funds the education of children who live on the street through the …
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