Carolina Espinoza, a basic education teacher from Playas, Ecuador, travels several kilometres a day in the province of Guayas to teach students who do not have Internet access and thus cannot attend online classes.
«We came by bike, this is how I travel, and I go looking sector by sector where they [the students] are, asking [people]. Sometimes I can't find the directions, it is difficult, but no matter the sun, no matter the difficulties finding them, I have to get there,» said Espinoza, adding that she would like to help more people, but with the effort she makes she ends up «extremely tired.»
On Sunday, Espinoza visited a house where two of her students were waiting for a lesson.
«I feel so grateful for her, I'm super happy, because with COVID-19, she leaves her house without fear to come and teach us,» said Milena Montero, one of the girls Espinoza helps.
On Friday, the governor of Guayas, Pedro Pablo Duarte, reported through his Twitter account that he had given a recognition to Carolina Espinoza for her work.
According to data collected by Johns Hopkins University, to date Ecuador has registered 46,356 cases of COVID-19 and 3,874 deaths.