Floating Schools Designed To Fight Floods In Bangladesh

Bangladesh has struggled with global warming-induced floods for years now. The city now endures two annual floods, leaving millions of people without access to clean water, electricity, and other basic amenities for huge portions of the year.

Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha has come up with an incredibly simple alternative: build homes, health care offices, and schools that can float. Founded by a Bangladeshi architect named Mohammed Rezwan in 2008, the nonprofit runs a fleet of almost a hundred boats that offer education to kids and their parents, as well as access to libraries, health care, and information about agriculture and financial management.
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