3 min.

No Food, no bytes

Author: Tatevik Tshughuryan


A mother of three school-aged children has to choose between buying food or paying for the internet in a rural village in Armenia.

When Armenian schools moved online due to the pandemic, the family of 43-year-old Lousine faced a dilemma: her three children needed the internet and computers to attend school classes but the family didn’t have money for either. Despite the family’s challenges, Lousine’s oldest daughter, Meri, found a way to attend online programming and English classes to pursue her dreams of becoming a programmer.