UP Visayas alumni help students cope with online learning

SCHOOL AT HOME A group of students from the University of the Philippines in the Visayas (UPV) turns the house of a UPV alumnus in Pandan, Antique, into a virtual classroom. —PHOTO COURTESY OF ARDEN ROD CONDEZ

ILOILO CITY—For the past month, Aienna Guerra and eight other freshman students of the University of the Philippines in the Visayas (UPV) have been attending classes in their hometown of Pandan in Antique province, about 185 kilometers from the UPV campus in Miag-ao town, Iloilo province.

While many students are struggling to cope with online classes due to lack of gadgets and stable internet connection, Guerra and her schoolmates are thankful that a group of UPV alumni and students in their town is helping provide them learning spaces and laptop computers.

It takes about three hours of land travel to reach Pandan from the capital town of San Jose in Antique, five hours

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