Photos have emerged of a young female Thai student, apparently in Hua Hin, with comments that she doesn’t have an internet connection at home but has found a solution somehow discovering an outdoor connection.
Reports have described her moving to a rice field so that she could participate in online studies, under an umbrella perched on concrete.
The pictures don’t really reveal that scene, as the location appears to be a wooden platform amongst some scrubby overgrowth, but that doesn’t detract from the story being one of sheer determination to continue her studies and to overcome serious obstacles in her way.
It appeared that the education authorities dropped by to see how she was getting on.
Most learning in Thailand has been done online during the closure of schools during the second wave of the pandemic.
Netcitizens have been full of praise, laced with some humour:
“Congratulations to her for finding a way. The school should give her a medal. I wonder how many other students have the same problem?”
“What an inspiration this young girl is; there are so many kids that are just running wild at the moment due to no internet, or social responsibility from their parents to help their kids find a way.”
“Don’t knock the girl, you should give her credit for doing her best to get herself a good education. Go girl, well done.”
“Yes, you don’t get cover like that elsewhere. She just plugs her laptop into a stalk of rice and is instantly online.”
“In a rice field, but with The Fastest Internet in the World!”
“Nice view, better than the classroom.”