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Published on November 26th, 2012 | by Nicholas Brown

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Solar-Powered Floating Schools Allow Bangladeshi Kids To Learn During Monsoon Season



 
During monsoon season in Bangladesh, the very severe onslaught of torrential (extremely heavy) rain is such a frequent problem that hundreds of schools have to shut down periodically because of it.

Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha, a non-profit organization in the area, has started building solar-powered schools which float like boats (they technically are boats) to help address the problem.

They enable schools to continue operation even on floodwater, and into the night, unlike non-solar-powered, grid-connected schools, which end up in the darkness if there is a flood or if it is too stormy.

Source: Inhabitat
Image Credits: Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha 

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