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Mexican teachers turn mototaxi tuk-tuk into mobile school04:21

Mexican teachers turn mototaxi tuk-tuk into mobile school

Mexico, Ticul
September 18, 2020 at 20:05 GMT -00:00 · Published

Two Mexican teachers and sisters decided to turn a mototaxi tuk-tuk into a mobile school, to educate children from their homes during the COVID-19 epidemic in city of Ticul, in the state of Yucatan.

Yahaira Elena and Karla Maribel Ek Sosa spend the day bringing classes and teaching materials to children with the aim of reducing the educational gap, especially for students who are behind in their studies by two or more grades, like Kevin.

Mexico's response to the coronavirus pandemic was to put school lessons on free-to-air TV channels, to match the curriculum that would have been taught in schools, were they not closed to curb infection.

"Because we see that the students we work with are vulnerable students, who do not have television, internet, mobile phones or there are some people who can read and write, so the idea was born to bring them materials to their homes so that they could work," teacher Karla explained.

"He likes the teacher to be supportive, so he doesn't feel alone," Kevin's mother Elda Cauich said.

When they arrived to visit the student Kevin, Yahaira and Elena dispensed bottles of hand sanitiser and a face mask, following a hygiene protocol and showing the pupil how to keep on reading and learning whilst he is at home.

The teachers are part of a group of 20 tutors in the state whose goal is to help the children from disadvantaged backgrounds complete at least primary school.

Mexican teachers turn mototaxi tuk-tuk into mobile school04:21
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Two Mexican teachers and sisters decided to turn a mototaxi tuk-tuk into a mobile school, to educate children from their homes during the COVID-19 epidemic in city of Ticul, in the state of Yucatan.

Yahaira Elena and Karla Maribel Ek Sosa spend the day bringing classes and teaching materials to children with the aim of reducing the educational gap, especially for students who are behind in their studies by two or more grades, like Kevin.

Mexico's response to the coronavirus pandemic was to put school lessons on free-to-air TV channels, to match the curriculum that would have been taught in schools, were they not closed to curb infection.

"Because we see that the students we work with are vulnerable students, who do not have television, internet, mobile phones or there are some people who can read and write, so the idea was born to bring them materials to their homes so that they could work," teacher Karla explained.

"He likes the teacher to be supportive, so he doesn't feel alone," Kevin's mother Elda Cauich said.

When they arrived to visit the student Kevin, Yahaira and Elena dispensed bottles of hand sanitiser and a face mask, following a hygiene protocol and showing the pupil how to keep on reading and learning whilst he is at home.

The teachers are part of a group of 20 tutors in the state whose goal is to help the children from disadvantaged backgrounds complete at least primary school.

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