School by Boat: Architect Brings Classrooms, and Healthcare, To Flood-Prone Bangladesh School by Boat: Architect Brings Classrooms, and Healthcare, To Flood-Prone Bangladesh
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School by Boat: Architect Brings Classrooms, and Healthcare, To Flood-Prone Bangladesh

by Adele Peters

December 15, 2012

The organization that runs the boats, Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha, was founded by architect Mohammed Rezwan. Rezwan designed the boats to adapt to changing water levels and protect the electronics inside. The boats are powered by solar panels, which Shidhulai also manufactures. The group designs and manufactures other technology, too, including bike-powered pumps and solar-powered lamps.

This year, Shidhulai won a World Innovation Summit for Education Award for its work improving Bangladeshi education. Watch the video below to see the boats in action.

Images courtesy of Mohammed Rezwan/Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha

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School by Boat: Architect Brings Classrooms, and Healthcare, To Flood-Prone Bangladesh