Teacher Walks 10km Daily To Take Work To Lockdown Kids

Story ByAna LacasaSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyNewsflash

A dedicated teacher has been walking a 10-kilometre round trip every day to drop off homework for students without an internet connection.

Maria Caballero, a teacher in the town of Maciel in the northern Argentine province of Santa Fe, reportedly walks 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) every day to help schoolchildren in lockdown.

Despite being a mother of three, the dedicated teacher finds the time and energy to help children without a phone or internet connection.

The teacher of over 20 years told local media: “As there are no classes and the children do not have an internet connection or a phone, I came up with the idea of putting their homework in a plastic bag and hanging it from their gates.”

“After a week, I return to check the homework and we talk from a distance. They ask me the things they do not understand and we chat for a bit. They miss me and I miss them!”

According to local media, Caballero even buys materials for some of the families who cannot afford them.

She said: “This week, I took scissors, coloured paper and sticks so they could do handicraft. It is important the kids are creative and have something fun to do during these days.”

Reports said that Caballero is the only teacher at the Antonio Arenales School which only has 20 students.

Containment measures were introduced in Argentina on 20th March and all classes were cancelled.

According to the latest figures from the Johns Hopkins University, Argentina has registered 2,571 cases of COVID-19, and 112 related deaths.

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