Gallery: Solar-Powered Floating Schools Allow Bangladeshi Kids to Learn...

When it rains it pours in Bangladesh during the monsoon season, and hundreds of schools frequently shut down as a result. That's why the non profit organization Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha was founded in 2002 to build solar-powered boat schools that provide uninterrupted education year round. The simple floating structures are made of locally-sourced natural materials, and each boat is equipped with rooftop solar panels, a small library with electronic resources, and a laptop with internet connectivity.

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