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Published on November 26th, 2012 | by Nicholas Brown


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

November 26th, 2012 by  

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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