Jun 14, 2021

Online classes becomes nightmare for children in Pahariya village in Puttalam

With schools remaining closed due to COVID-19, children in many parts of the country are continuing their education through online classes without much hassle. 
But for the children in the Pahariy, a farming village in Karuwalagaswewa in the Puttalam district online classes have become a nightmare.
Not because teachers are rude or lessons are so difficult. Because, the lack of signals for their phones and other devices has made it a very difficult task for them to log into the classes.
Pahariya village isn situated about 14 kilometers from the Anuradhapura -Puttalam road and people living there have been facing immense hardships_ for years  due to the attacks from the wild elephants as the villages is bordering the Thabbowa forest reserve. The main livelihood of the people is agriculture using the water obtained from the Pahariya tank.
Now the online classes have heaped their burden,
Since education facilities are very poor in the village, most of the children are studying at schools located far away from the village.
Since the schools are closed due to COVID-`19 and the students need to join online classes.
But the problem is the lack of signals in the area. As a result, students have to go to even highly dangerous areas in search of signals, climbing some small plateaus in the area.
Therefore, the people are requesting the authorities to resolve this burning issue..
(Source - Lankadeepa)