Students follow class from a community center building in Johar Baru, Central Jakarta, which provides free internet on Sept, 3. 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Free Internet for Jakarta Students

BY :YUDHA BASKORO

SEPTEMBER 03, 2020

A community center building in Johar Baru, Central Jakarta, is packed by students every morning as it provides free internet to support distance learning program during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Student from elementary, junior high and senior high schools came to the building every 7.00 a.m. wearing their school uniform to start their class remotely. They must wear face masks and maintain physical distancing at all times inside the community hall.

The building has been equipped with desks and chairs in a seating arrangement that keeps the occupants in a safe distance, with each desk having a plastic partition. The overall view resembles a classroom already, except that there is no teacher around. 

The community center was the launch venue of the “Free Internet for All” program on August 28. It was initiated by the city government to help students who don’t have access to the internet.

The program, also called as “Jak Wifi”, targets densely-populated areas across the capital city.

But even before Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan symbolically launched the program, local neighborhood leader Sunarsa had already installed internet modem at the building using his own money. 
 

Student wearing mask during long-distance learning as they have to study from home due to the pandemic at Citizens Hall in Galur, Johar Baru, Central Jakarta on Thursday (03/09). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A schoolboy with a face mask follows his class behind plastic screen at a community center building in Johar Baru, Central Jakarta on Sept, 3. 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A teacher gives instruction from smart phone during long-distance learning at Citizens Hall in Galur, Johar Baru, Central Jakarta on Thursday (03/09). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A teacher is seen delivering instructions from a student’s smartphone. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A student buys a snack outside the Citizens Hall during the breaktime Galur, Johar Baru, Central Jakarta on Thursday (03/09). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Snack break during the distance learning. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A student eats her breakfast during long-distance learning at Citizens Hall in Galur, Johar Baru, Central Jakarta on Thursday (03/09). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A student eats her breakfast during the remote learning at community hall in Galur, Johar Baru, Central Jakarta. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A student plays games during breaktime at Citizens Hall in Galur, Johar Baru, Central Jakarta on Thursday (03/09). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A child is a child. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Student follow instructions from their teacher during long-distance learning at Citizens Hall in Galur, Johar Baru, Central Jakarta on Thursday (03/09). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Students seriously follow online instructions from their teachers who speak through their smartphones. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A student reads Quran through her smartphone during long-distance learning at Citizens Hall in Galur, Johar Baru, Central Jakarta on Thursday (03/09). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A student reads morning news from her cellphone. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A student doesnt wear earphone and use a mini tripod during 7 hours long-distance learning at Citizens Hall in Galur, Johar Baru, Central Jakarta on Thursday (03/09). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A student doesnt wear earphone and use a mini tripod during 7 hours longThe distance learning lasts for seven hours for some students.  (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)-distance learning at Citizens Hall in Galur, Johar Baru, Central Jakarta on Thursday (03/09). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A students draws Garuda Pancasila during long-distance learning at Citizens Hall in Galur, Johar Baru, Central Jakarta on Thursday (03/09). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A student draws national symbol Garuda Pancasila using a model from his cellphone. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

 

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