๐™ฑ๐šข ๐™น๐šž๐š—๐š’๐šŽ ๐™ณ๐šŠ๐šŸ๐šŽ ๐™ผ. ๐™พ๐š›๐šš๐šž๐š’๐š๐šŠ
๐šƒ-๐™ธ๐™ธ๐™ธ, ๐™ผ๐šŠ๐š๐š›๐š’๐š ๐™ฒ๐šŽ๐š—๐š๐š›๐šŠ๐š• ๐™ด๐š‚
๐š‚๐šž๐š›๐š’๐š๐šŠ๐š˜ ๐š๐šŽ๐š• ๐™ฝ๐š˜๐š›๐š๐šŽ ๐™ณ๐š’๐šŸ๐š’๐šœ๐š’๐š˜๐š—

๐—›๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†? ๐—›๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ ๐˜๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ฝ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ต ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜? ๐—›๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜ ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ป-๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ-๐—ผ๐—ณ๐—ณ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป? ๐—œ๐—ณ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜, ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ป, ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐˜‚๐˜€?

We, teachers, perform a bunch of duties tailored to the needs of the pandemic times. We do tasks such as paperwork and reports, conferences, and other requirements through online platforms.

However, some of our schools in the Madrid II district, in the division of Surigao del Sur, struggle with internet connectivity. San Roque Elementary School is one of these. This far-flung school sits amid mountain ranges. In this area, the internet and network connections are not feasible, not even for text, chat, or call. No long-distance contact with them in their area, and we can only imagine what would happen during emergencies.

Given this plight, our teachers in the said school tried to find ways to cope with the pressure-laden demands of daily tasks relative to the timely online submission of reports and other related documents. On several occasions, they even attempted to install the internet modem in high places, hoping to catch a better signal, but to no avail. During their free time and end-of-duty hours, they would go as far as the other barangays to submit the reports via the internet, as scheduled.

Consequently, their inability to connect inevitably led to unfinished tasks being carried over the following day, thus, doubling the load of the next day, and so on. Their access to the internet is just as unstable as the unavailable signal. Strictly speaking, they have no limited connectivity precisely because they have no connectivity in the first place.

Nonetheless, these and other challenges did not stop the teachers of the Madrid II district from performing their required tasks. Their resilience and creativity allowed them to work around the technological limitations beyond their control without hampering the delivery of curriculum instructions. Their lack of internet connection did not mean a lack of education, even if it entailed sacrifices of their personal and family time. Still, they performed their duties heartily and passionately.

Have you ever experienced unstable internet connectivity? You may say you are fortunate that you are connected, but we are, too, because we found ways to continue education without it.


๐Ÿ…ด๐Ÿ…ฝ๐Ÿ…ณ

NB. ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’Š๐’” ๐’‘๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’† ๐’Š๐’๐’—๐’Š๐’•๐’†๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’ ๐’•๐’†๐’‚๐’„๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ, ๐’๐’๐’-๐’•๐’†๐’‚๐’„๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‘๐’†๐’“๐’”๐’๐’๐’๐’†๐’, ๐’๐’†๐’‚๐’“๐’๐’†๐’“๐’”, ๐’‘๐’‚๐’“๐’•๐’๐’†๐’“๐’”, ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“ ๐’”๐’•๐’‚๐’Œ๐’†๐’‰๐’๐’๐’…๐’†๐’“๐’” ๐’•๐’ ๐’”๐’‰๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’Š๐’“ ๐’”๐’•๐’๐’“๐’Š๐’†๐’”, ๐’๐’†๐’˜๐’”, ๐’‡๐’†๐’‚๐’•๐’–๐’“๐’†๐’”, ๐’๐’‘๐’Š๐’๐’Š๐’๐’๐’”, ๐’‘๐’๐’†๐’Ž๐’”, ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“ ๐’“๐’†๐’๐’‚๐’•๐’†๐’… ๐’˜๐’๐’“๐’Œ๐’” ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’‘๐’–๐’ƒ๐’๐’Š๐’„๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’๐’ ๐‘ซ๐’†๐’‘๐‘ฌ๐’… ๐‘ช๐’‚๐’“๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’‚โ€™๐’” ๐’๐’‡๐’‡๐’Š๐’„๐’Š๐’‚๐’ ๐’˜๐’†๐’ƒ๐’”๐’Š๐’•๐’†๐’”. ๐‘จ๐’“๐’•๐’Š๐’„๐’๐’†๐’” ๐’Ž๐’–๐’”๐’• ๐’ƒ๐’† ๐˜„๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐’Š๐’ ๐’‚๐’ ๐’†๐’…๐’Š๐’•๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’† ๐’‡๐’๐’“๐’Ž๐’‚๐’• (๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐’‘๐’Š๐’„๐’•๐’–๐’“๐’†๐’”) ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’”๐’†๐’๐’• ๐’—๐’Š๐’‚ ๐’‘๐’“๐’Š๐’—๐’‚๐’•๐’† ๐’Ž๐’†๐’”๐’”๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’† (๐‘ท๐‘ด) ๐’‰๐’†๐’“๐’† ๐’๐’“ ๐’†๐’Ž๐’‚๐’Š๐’ ๐’‚๐’• ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐˜‚_๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฎ@๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ.๐—ด๐—ผ๐˜ƒ.๐—ฝ๐—ต