During Floods, Floating Schools Bring the Classroom to Students

During Floods, Floating Schools Bring the Classroom to Students

November 30, 2019 83 By Stanley Isaacs


(upbeat sitar music) – [Narrator] In Northern Bangladesh, just below the Himalayas, there’s a school unlike any you’ve probably seen. Rather than brick-and-mortar buildings, these classrooms float. (kids chattering) (contemplative percussion
and chimes music) In most of Bangladesh, the roads are poor, and the environment is powerful. Every year, over a fifth
of the country floods, isolating people in small villages and cutting kids off from school. So a man named Mohammed
Rezwan had an idea. (engine rumbling) (water splashes) – [Narrator] There are different boats with different purposes. There are classroom boats, library boats, boats for computers,
and even ones for play. In groups of 30, kids aged
six to 10 attend classes covering the main points of
early childhood education. – [Narrator] With millions
of children out of school in Bangladesh, these kids are getting a chance that many others don’t- a chance to learn and
hopefully change their lives. (reflective wooden chimes music) (contemplative synth music)