Float­ing Schools

Southasia - - BRIEFS -

To pro­vide un­in­ter­rupted ed­u­ca­tion, even dur­ing the rainy sea­son, so­lar-pow­ered float­ing schools serve Bangladesh with pri­mary ed­u­ca­tion – a world first. Since 2002, more than 70,000 chil­dren have ben­e­fited from the schools. A smart com­bi­na­tion of school bus and school­house, the float­ing schools col­lect stu­dents from river­side vil­lages, dock at a fixed point and later take stu­dents back to their homes. Pro­vid­ing pri­mary ed­u­ca­tion up to grade IV, each boat school can take up to 30 stu­dents. Each boat school has a li­brary, an In­ter­netlinked lap­top and other elec­tronic re­sources.


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