These schoolboys have to scale an Andean hill for online classes
after schools were forced to close
Location: Vicuna, Chile
Every day, Andry Rivera Azola and his brother Manuel
load up their desk, laptop and modem into a wheelbarrow
and make their way up the hill in hopes of getting internet signal
(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) MANUEL RIVERA AZOLA, 10 YEAR OLD STUDENT, SAYING:"Yes, now I really miss going to classes in person."
(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) MANUEL RIVERA, FATHER OF STUDENTS, SAYING:"I don't think we're the only family here with this internet problem. I think because of the issue of the animals (OVER IMAGES OF GOATS). There are many breeders and I think there are other families that have the same problem."
Despite efforts to climb up the mountain
the signal is not always strong enough for the boys
(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) ANDRES MUNDACA, ACTING MAYOR OF VICUÑA, SAYING:"We're going to get them a mobile broadband so that Manuel and Andry, the boys, can connect permanently, with a more stable and secure internet signal."