Adapting to homeschooling during COVID-19

By February 12, 2021 No Comments

Karla is a 39-year-old widow who is originally from El Salvador. She has been living on Ambergris Caye for the last 20 years. Tragedy struck two years ago when Karla lost her husband. She has two children; Johnny who is a standard three student at Holy Cross Anglican School and Angel who is now the breadwinner of the family. COVID19 has definitely altered life for Karla and her family, especially when it comes to distance learning. Distance learning for her has had its pros and cons.

Some of the challenges faced by Karla and her school aged son vary. First and fore most she has to share her device with her son as he does not have a personal device. Secondly, the child feels stressed out having to stay at home without children his age to socialize with and relate to. Thirdly and most importantly Karla feels pressure, because at times she has to research certain contents to be able to assist her son with some of his school work.

As everything in life, all is not just challenges. Distance learning also comes with its share of perks. Karla revealed that distance learning has actually caused the bond between her and her younger son to grow stronger as she has to spend countless hours with him to complete his school packages.