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Reuters | NCS students may fall behind as Coronavirus Forces Online Learning.

Updated: May 10, 2020

By Sarah Wu and Jessie Pang

The Society for Community Organisation (SoCO), estimates 237,100 Hong Kong children out of about 1 million come from low-income families.

"The education policy is to stop classes and not stop learning," SoCO says. "But grass-roots students who lack resources have been forced to stop both classes and learning."

Hong Kong Unison's Phyllis Cheung adds: 80% of the 30 families they contacted were unable to help with homework because of language barriers. 

"If you don’t read Chinese, you can’t understand the instructions, let alone teach your children,” she said.

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