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Oslo
By Rocco Rorandelli
24 Mar 2020

24 March 2020. Oslo, Norway. Ezra, 5 years old, and Sam, 3 years old, during a geography activity with their father Cyriac. Pre-schools do not have any remote activities in place. Schools closure in Norway lasted less than 2 months. This is a photo of a mobile screen. The photo was taken with the help of an adult who followed my instruction to frame the image. The subject was actually following remote schooling or working on homework.

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Banstead
By Rocco Rorandelli
24 Mar 2020

24 March 2020. Banstead, England. Kabir, 8 years old, in the fourth year of school, during a remote learning lesson. He receives homework via an app installed on his tablet. When he finishes his homework, he sends the photos to the teacher who corrects it. Every morning he follows lessons on Skype with the teacher, in the afternoon he learns piano and guitar on Zoom. Kabir likes the fact that he organizes the day by himself and is independent. He misses his friends, but the morning video call helps him feel in a group. This is a photo of a mobile screen. The photo was taken with the help of an adult who followed my instruction to frame the image. The subject was actually following remote schooling or working on homework.

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Gornji Vukojeva
By Rocco Rorandelli
24 Mar 2020

24 March 2020. Gornji Vukojevac, Croatia. Delia, 12 years old, in her sixth year of school, does her homework in the living room. In Croatia every day the national TV channel broadcasts specific lessons for each school year and teachers assign tasks on them. Every morning at 8 Delia must already be online for the roster count. She just received a new computer to work online. Delia likes remote education, as she has the freedom to move around, but she misses her friends and teachers. This is a photo of a mobile screen. The photo was taken with the help of an adult who followed my instruction to frame the image. The subject was actually following remote schooling or working on homework.

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Naples
By Rocco Rorandelli
24 Mar 2020

24 March 2020. Naples, Italy. Sara and Elena, 7 years old, at the table with their mother while studying Math and English. The girls attend the second years of elementary school and receive homework every day through the Edmodo platform. Naples and the whole Campania region closed schools again in the Fall. This is a photo of a mobile screen. The photo was taken with the help of an adult who followed my instruction to frame the image. The subject was actually following remote schooling or working on homework.

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Hadera
By Rocco Rorandelli
24 Mar 2020

24 March 2020. Hadera, Israel. Neta, 7 years old, does her math homework with her mother. Teachers send the compulsory and optional lessons every week. National TV broadcasts programs dedicated to children. Every day, children can chat with the teacher via Google Meet or Zoom. This is a photo of a mobile screen. The photo was taken with the help of an adult who followed my instruction to frame the image. The subject was actually following remote schooling or working on homework.

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Colombier
By Rocco Rorandelli
24 Mar 2020

24 March 2020. Colombier, Switzerland. Anastasia, 5 years old, follows Ukrainian lessons with her grandmother who live in the United States. Both her parents work from home and for them remote help from their grandmother is essential. This is a photo of a mobile screen. The photo was taken with the help of an adult who followed my instruction to frame the image. The subject was actually following remote schooling or working on homework.

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New York
By Rocco Rorandelli
23 Mar 2020

23 March 2020. New York, USA. Aliana, 9 years old, sits next to her father on the first day of remote schooling. In the apartment in Manhattan where she lives with his mother and father, the breakfast table has been converted into a fixed workplace and school desk. This is a photo of a mobile screen. The photo was taken with the help of an adult who followed my instruction to frame the image. The subject was actually following remote schooling or working on homework.

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Rome
By Rocco Rorandelli
23 Mar 2020

23 March 2020. Rome, Italy. Zorawar and Sikandar, 7 years old, reading an e-book of English. The children attend the second year of elementary school and receive their homework via Google Docs. Every morning they talk to one of their friends and follow physical education lessons on YouTube. They miss their friends, and the school’s monkey bars. This is a photo of a mobile screen. The photo was taken with the help of an adult who followed my instruction to frame the image. The subject was actually following remote schooling or working on homework.

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Florence
By Rocco Rorandelli
23 Mar 2020

23 March 2020. Florence, Italy. Tessa, 10 years old, is listening to an Italian lesson on pronouns via WhatsApp. She misses play time in school, when she hides in the garden house. In Italy schools closed form the 5th of March until the beginning fo the school new year, in September. This is a photo of a mobile screen. The photo was taken with the help of an adult who followed my instruction to frame the image. The subject was actually following remote schooling or working on homework.

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Florence
By Rocco Rorandelli
23 Mar 2020

23 March 2020. Florence, Italy. Agata, 6 years old, does her Italian language homework with her mother. Agata attends first grade and has an older sister. His favorite subject is English. She misses her friends, in particular Guendalina, Mina and Irene with whom she plays role games. In Italy schools closed form the 5th of March until the beginning fo the school new year, in September. This is a photo of a mobile screen. The photo was taken with the help of an adult who followed my instruction to frame the image. The subject was actually following remote schooling or working on homework.

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Remote Schooling Around the World
Rome
By Rocco Rorandelli
23 Mar 2020

According to UNESCO, by the end of March 2020, nearly 1.5 billion children around the world were at home due to the COVID-19 lockdowns. For students and their parents, remote learning became a new challenge. For schools, it has been time to experiment with new forms of teaching. Since the first pandemic wave, schools in various countries have responded in different ways to curb the infection. In September 2020, according too UNESCO; schools remained closed for half the world’s students due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These closures impact especially the low-income and are vulnerable children, those who have less support to follo remote classes. In order to recount the new reality of school from home, I contacted parents around the world to let me enter in their homes during the daily routine of their children's study. During video calls, with the parent’s help, I explored the study spaces, framed the image and photographed my phone. What I collected is a series of family snapshots, of reclamation of a space now used for school, of interactions with family members, but also of solitude. Visually, images are blurry and unsharp, the distance from he subject is measured also with a loss in quality. For me, this is a parallele with remote learning, which is channeled through devices. Scholars state that home learning is effective if students have the technical means and the support of the family. When these are missing, the risk of dropping out of school is high.

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High-Risk Education in Aleppo
Aleppo, Syria
By Mahmoud Alhaji Othman
11 May 2016

January 10, 2016
Aleppo, Syria

Despite shelling and barrel bomb attacks, students and volunteer instructors are still showing up at al-Risala school in the rebel held Hanano area in the northern city of Aleppo, Syria.

With no or little resources, the teachers are trying to give students a basic education in the absence of a school curriculum in areas controlled by the Syrian opposition.

The school is located in a district which has been targeted in shelling and airstrikes. “The students and teachers are in danger, the building might be heavily damaged or even destroyed at any moment” says Ibrahim al-Ali, the school principal. “We have no choice but to keep operating at high risk. This is the situation in almost all schools in rebel held Aleppo”.

Interviews:

04:03
Nada, Teacher:
“The number of students is good, but we are short of instructors. Teachers are not available. Q: What are your main needs other than for teachers?
A: We actually need everything.. The school building needs restoration, the students have not received backpacks, the teachers have no support.. There’s a lack of everything.”

04:59
Abu Hassan, Teacher:
“I am the science teacher, I try my best to improve the scientific skills of the students whether in math or physics or chemistry. Q: How do you describe the student comprehension abilities?
A: Starting directly with the curriculum in books is impossible because the students did not have the chance to learn the basics. It’s been like a month since we started teaching them the basics, the simple operations such as addition and subtraction. Introduction to physics and introduction to chemistry, we are only teaching them the basics that they missed for now.”

05:43
Mohamed, Student:
“We are here in al-Risala School, in Hanano area.. We have few teachers, a teacher of mathematics and a teacher of religious education.. We have no other teachers, however they are trying to teach us the basics so we can understand the actual curriculum. I hope that Syria will be a safe and secure place again especially in Aleppo because Bachar al-Assad targets us with barrel bombs and has destroyed all areas of Aleppo. Even our instructors had to flee because of the massive shelling.”
Q: Did you see any fighter jets striking?
A: We’ve seen a lot, and barrel bombs are dropped over our heads.”

06:32
Zainab, Student:
“We have no books but they told us that they would bring us some. We came here to study but we have shortage of teachers. The teacher is trying his best to teach us. When winter comes we have no heaters and the windows are all damaged and we have no means to replace them. Every time we go out for recess helicopters come so they bring us back inside out of fear.”

07:04
Ibrahim al-Ali, School Principal:
“We are educating the students despite the lack of an educational system. Almost all teachers are volunteers. Some are university graduates, others have just graduated from school. They are all doing volunteer work with nothing in return. The condition of the school is miserable. The building needs restoration, electricity and water repairs. We face a persistent cut of electricity which is affecting the lighting in class rooms. We also need water tanks to store water. We are also expecting the problems which we went through last year such as lack of heaters and the windows destroyed because of the constant shelling and barrel bombs by the regime.”

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Idomeni
By Francesco Pistilli
20 Apr 2016

Bilal,13, from Syria, is a self-described geek. He wants to study and learn English and German, but he needs new books and wants to reach Germany as soon as possible to go to school and learn more about the world. He sits on an abandoned car while translating verbs from Arabic to English.

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Mosul, Iraq
By mchreyteh
26 Oct 2015

ISIS has created a new curriculum for school students in areas controlled by the group. The new textbooks are being distributed to schools on a computer disk. Paper copies by the books to be given to students will be printed by each school

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The Book of "Hadith"
Mosul, Iraq
By mchreyteh
22 Oct 2015

Hadith (Quotations spoken by the profit Mohamed) textbook for Grade 1. This is a textbook published and distributed to schools by ISIS under the new school curriculum for ISIS controlled areas.

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Hand Writing Textbook
Mosul, Iraq
By mchreyteh
22 Oct 2015

Hand Writing Textbook for Grade 1. This is a textbook published and distributed to schools by ISIS under the new school curriculum for ISIS controlled areas.

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Mathematics Textbook
Mosul, Iraq
By mchreyteh
22 Oct 2015

Mathematics textbook for students of Grade 1. This is a textbook published and distributed to schools by ISIS under the new school curriculum for ISIS controlled areas.

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Science Textbook
Mosul, Iraq
By mchreyteh
22 Oct 2015

This is a Science textbook for students of Grade 1. This is a textbook published and distributed to schools by ISIS under the new school curriculum for ISIS controlled areas.

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Physical Education Textbook
Mosul, Iraq
By mchreyteh
22 Oct 2015

Physical Education textbook for students of Grade 1. This is a textbook published and distributed to schools by ISIS under the new school curriculum for ISIS controlled areas.

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Reading Comprehension Textbook
Mosul, Iraq
By mchreyteh
22 Oct 2015

Reading Comprehension textbook for students of Grade 1. The title of this textbook is "I am a Muslim". This is a textbook published and distributed to schools by ISIS under the new school curriculum for ISIS controlled areas.

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Quran Textbook
Mosul, Iraq
By mchreyteh
22 Oct 2015

Quran textbook for students of Grade 1. Features selected passages from the Quran.
This is a textbook published and distributed to schools by ISIS under the new school curriculum for ISIS controlled areas.

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Biography of the Prophet Textbook
Mosul, Iraq
By mchreyteh
22 Oct 2015

Biography of the Prophet textbook for students of Grade 1. This is a textbook published and distributed to schools by ISIS under the new school curriculum for ISIS controlled areas.

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Islamic Faith Textbook
Mosul, Iraq
By mchreyteh
22 Oct 2015

Islamic Faith textbook for students of Grade 1. This is a textbook published and distributed to schools by ISIS under the new school curriculum for ISIS controlled areas.

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Child Labour in Our World
Beirut
By b.yaacoub
11 Jun 2015

It may sound like old news to some, but one of the scary realities of our world is that some of the biggest problems facing humanity occur without explosions, protests, or big news headlines. Often, those who suffer the most suffer in silence, far away from the eyes of news cameras and the international community.

Child Labour is one of those problems that passes largely unnoticed. All over the world, across cultural, social, and religious divides, child labour persists. Sometimes it occurs as the simple act of a well-intended parent taking their child to work in the farm fields by their side. Other times, it is malicious factory owners using children as cheap labour in their factory, where they are abused and underpaid.

What makes the issue more complicated is that child labour can occur in front of our eyes, without us noticing. Sometimes understanding child labour is understanding what is not visible to us. It is understanding that a working child is not attending school, that a working child is malnourished, and that a working child is physically and psychologically abused. The difference between a child helping their mother in the family shop and child exploitation could be the simple question of whether or not the child’s work is preventing them from attending school. The line can sometimes be fine and other times glaring.

At Transterra Media, our contributors have documented child labour around the world for years, from the brick factories of Bangladesh, to the garbage piles of Cambodia, and the car repair shops of Syria. Our contributors have shed a small amount of light on a massive issue that the world is still trying to address.

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New Institution Set to Receive Orphan...
Aleppo
By Abdu al-Fadel
26 May 2015

Video shot during press tour shows Dar al-Mumayyazun, a new orphanage in a rebel-held neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria.

Interviewees:

Asmar al-Halabi, Manager of Dar al-Mumayyazun

Um Ayman, Psychological Counselor

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New Delhi, India
By Daniel Van Moll
18 Apr 2015

Around 400 people, about the half of them children, are forced to work illegally on one of the biggest garbage dumps of Delhi, India earning just a few cents everyday for sorting the garbage of one of the biggest cities in India.

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New Delhi, India
By Daniel Van Moll
18 Apr 2015

Around 400 people, about the half of them children, are forced to work illegally on one of the biggest garbage dumps of Delhi, India earning just a few cents everyday for sorting the garbage of one of the biggest cities in India.

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New Delhi, India
By Daniel Van Moll
18 Apr 2015

Around 400 people, about the half of them children, are forced to work illegally on one of the biggest garbage dumps of Delhi, India earning just a few cents everyday for sorting the garbage of one of the biggest cities in India.

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New Delhi, India
By Daniel Van Moll
18 Apr 2015

Around 400 people, about the half of them children, are forced to work illegally on one of the biggest garbage dumps of Delhi, India earning just a few cents everyday for sorting the garbage of one of the biggest cities in India.

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New Delhi, India
By Daniel Van Moll
18 Apr 2015

Around 400 people, about the half of them children, are forced to work illegally on one of the biggest garbage dumps of Delhi, India earning just a few cents everyday for sorting the garbage of one of the biggest cities in India.

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New Delhi, India
By Daniel Van Moll
18 Apr 2015

Around 400 people, about the half of them children, are forced to work illegally on one of the biggest garbage dumps of Delhi, India earning just a few cents everyday for sorting the garbage of one of the biggest cities in India.

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New Delhi, India
By Daniel Van Moll
18 Apr 2015

Around 400 people, about the half of them children, are forced to work illegally on one of the biggest garbage dumps of Delhi, India earning just a few cents everyday for sorting the garbage of one of the biggest cities in India.

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New Delhi, India
By Daniel Van Moll
17 Apr 2015

Around 400 people, about the half of them children, are forced to work illegally on one of the biggest garbage dumps of Delhi, India earning just a few cents everyday for sorting the garbage of one of the biggest cities in India.

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New Delhi, India
By Daniel Van Moll
17 Apr 2015

Around 400 people, about the half of them children, are forced to work illegally on one of the biggest garbage dumps of Delhi, India earning just a few cents everyday for sorting the garbage of one of the biggest cities in India.

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New Delhi, India
By Daniel Van Moll
17 Apr 2015

Around 400 people, about the half of them children, are forced to work illegally on one of the biggest garbage dumps of Delhi, India earning just a few cents everyday for sorting the garbage of one of the biggest cities in India.

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New Delhi, India
By Daniel Van Moll
17 Apr 2015

Around 400 people, about the half of them children, are forced to work illegally on one of the biggest garbage dumps of Delhi, India earning just a few cents everyday for sorting the garbage of one of the biggest cities in India.

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New Delhi, India
By Daniel Van Moll
17 Apr 2015

Around 400 people, about the half of them children, are forced to work illegally on one of the biggest garbage dumps of Delhi, India earning just a few cents everyday for sorting the garbage of one of the biggest cities in India.

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New Delhi, India
By Daniel Van Moll
17 Apr 2015

Around 400 people, about the half of them children, are forced to work illegally on one of the biggest garbage dumps of Delhi, India earning just a few cents everyday for sorting the garbage of one of the biggest cities in India.

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New Delhi, India
By Daniel Van Moll
17 Apr 2015

Around 400 people, about the half of them children, are forced to work illegally on one of the biggest garbage dumps of Delhi, India earning just a few cents everyday for sorting the garbage of one of the biggest cities in India.