Emerging solutions during Covid times

Rmuhiuha
Posted May 2, 2020 from Kenya

In every crisis there emerges myriad new players and solutions; in my country e commerce and e learning are the game changers; we now have even those in the low social class accessing goods via e commerce; Due to closure of schools pupils are now taking their classes via on line hitherto utilised prior to emergence of Pandemic but a big percentage may not be able to use the facility as they lack internet; some also use feature phones which may not work for online; let's not even talk about laptop because it's a mirage to many; what we need is devices which can use solar and accessibility of internet if we have to reach the masses; 

This story was submitted in response to #SheTransformsTech.

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Jill Langhus
May 02
May 02

Hi Ruth,

How are you doing? Thanks for sharing your COVID update. I'm glad to hear that there are online classes, but, yes, I can imagine lack of internet, and computers would be a challenge. Solar power is a great idea.

I hope you and your family are well.

Rmuhiuha
May 02
May 02

Hello Jill thanks for the comments; indeed solar power is the solution. We are all well and much appreciated

Jill Langhus
May 02
May 02

Hello there,

You're welcome. That would be great.

Great to hear:-)

Anita Shrestha
May 03
May 03

Thank you for sharing

Tamarack Verrall
May 03
May 03

Hello Ruth,
Your message is so important. We are at a turning point in time, globally. That time is now that as a global community, and as individuals in this global community, we address the vast inequities and find a way that everyone has equal access to education and to the essential needs in life. Thank you for your post.

Chi8629
May 03
May 03

Hello Beautiful,
Thank you for sharing.
Please stay safe.

Olubee
May 05
May 05

Hi Dear,
There is urgent need for government to make internet accessible to all. Likewise in my country ,the use of online classes for teaching has drastically evolve ,which many student are not able to access. If government can come in ,to make it accessible to all just like in the developed , nations ,even the rural areas will be able to enjoy access to internet.
Thanks for sharing .

Ellie E.
May 13
May 13

Thank you for sharing! Technology is essential in these times.

Laetitia Shindano
May 14
May 14

Merci ma chère pour le partage de ce post qui montre les difficultés d’aces à la technologie d'un grand nombre de la population dans les pays émergements.

A bientôt
Laetitia

Beth Lacey
May 15
May 15

Yes, during these times, the power of technology is clearly evident

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi

Hi Rmuhiuha,
How are you doing during this very difficult time. Many children will have to repeat classes because of the lockdown and that is very unfortunate but I think we need to be grateful for life as of now. It is sad that many cannot afford smart phones let alone laptops.
Thank you so much for sharing your post.
Be blessed