“We’re living in a small village with my family,” says 18-year-old Tasha. “I’m graduating high school this year and don’t know what to do next. The closest college is more than 200 km away and the distance to the one I’d really like to go to is about 500km. I know, in most of the cases students just move to the bigger cities where they study and live on the campus but that’s not really for me.”
Tasha has a big family. She’s the oldest of her 5 brothers and sisters. They live on the little farm where she helps her parents to take care of the domestic animals and younger siblings. She enjoys this lifestyle and is not eager to move somewhere else.
“I’m thinking that even if I do make an effort to complete the studies in one of the colleges in the megapolis wouldn’t be able to stay there. I know it would be very difficult for me to adjust and I’d want to return back after the studies. Of course, I realize that here where we live it’s almost not possible to find a job that would secure me a decent living.”
Many young people like Tasha are moving to big cities to be able to earn more and have a better life. As the result, many small towns and villages are left with much older population and megapolises become overcrowded. What if all those young people were able to work from the places they used to live in, enjoying quiet and cozy life in the rural areas?
“I’m having a look at the distant education opportunities. Luckily now the technology enables us to get educated not necessarily being physically present in college. After that, I’d love to be able to work remotely. That way I would be able to help my family with the household and to lead the lifestyle I enjoy,” says Tasha.