Mobile teacher uses motorbike to take lessons to remote town
Teachers and learning
Have bike, will teach. That could be the motto of Charlo Galay – a mobile teacher in the Philippines.
He hops on his motorbike once a week and heads up into the hills near Butuan City in Mindanao, crossing a rickety bridge to get to a community of indigenous people.
There he teaches out-of-school children and the elderly basic reading, writing and mathematics skills. It's part of the country's Alternative Learning System Programme, supported by the World Bank.
Charlo said: “My students don't stop at learning how to read, how to write, how to count. I want to provide them with the skills to earn a living.”
He was named as the best mobile teacher in the country in 2013.