Teacher Jasmín Castro writes on the board during a class at her home on August 20, 2021, in Petare, Caracas (Venezuela) | Photo: RAYNER PEÑA / EFE

In Petare, one of Venezuela’s poorest regions, teachers concerned with the education of their students during the pandemic opened the doors of their own homes to receive and educate them. Schools have been closed for more than a year, when Nicolás Maduro’s dictatorship determined that classes would be online due to the pandemic. However, many children were unable to continue their education due to the difficulty of accessing the internet, according to a report by the EFE news agency.

Constant power cuts, slow Internet speeds, and lack of basic resources such as computers are barriers to raising children. Faced with the situation, teachers in Petare, on the outskirts of Caracas, give face-to-face lessons at home, every day, for at least two hours. Some parents try to help teachers who make this effort by giving them food in return.

According to EFE, 14 houses function as educational centers or educational reinforcement in Petare. The initiative benefits 153 children. The Chavez regime intends to resume classroom instruction in October. With information from the EFE Agency.