It’s monsoon season in some parts of the world. Bangladesh, in particular, due to the country’s rich river systems, is experiencing increased flooding in the recent years. The floods caused by the heavy rain forces hundreds of schools to close frequently. Thankfully, a non-profit organization called Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha is stepping up to ensure that the education among children will continue all year round. Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha is building solar-powered boat schools made of locally-sourced natural materials.
Basically, the boats are outfitted with rooftop solar panels as well as small libraries with computers and Internet connectivity. A single solar-powered boat, according to the organization, can carry around 30 students. During the rainy season, the boats will collect students from riverside villages and will usually dock at a safe location to host the classes. In the evening, the boats will show educational programs via sail cloths and students together with their parents can watch helpful classes in agriculture, finance, health, and hygiene.