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Bangladesh’s Solar Powered Floating Schools
A task of the BDRC

The innovation of solar powered floating schools is credited to
Mohammed Rezwan, a Bangladeshi architect who said:

“if the children can’t go to school, why can’t the school go to them?”

While the documentary film “EASY LIKE WATER”, currently in production, will be the far best way to promote floating schools and to educate the general public on the climate change related issues, the following is some information provided as an imperfect substitute:

  • Website links related to “EASY LIKE WATER”:

  • Mohammed Rezwan / Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha

  • Other media on floating boats in Bangladesh

  • Floating schools in other countries

Easy Like Water

Easy Like Water

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Shidhulai

Mohammed Rezwan / Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha

 

For information on Mohammed Rezwan (the floating school boat inventor) and his organization “Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha”, meaning a self-dependant organization, please see: http://www.shidhulai.org/

Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha has received various international awards and funding and has been recognized by various donors.

The following are some examples (though further funding is still needed):
 

Other Media

Other Media on Bangladesh's Solar Powered Floating Schools

 

In addition to EASY LIKE WATER, there also are various other media (like short movie documentaries, picture galleries, news reports, books) on floating boats in Bangladesh:
 

  

This CNN documentary is also available at:

  1. http://wdef.com/video/bangladesh_floating_schools/07/2010

  2. http://geology.com/news/2010/floating-schools-and-libraries-in-bangladesh.shtml

  3. greenfudge.org; posted by Graham Land (August 23, 2010)
     


AlJazeera English:

  Additional IRIN documentation
 

 


One example of an outstanding picture gallery is:

 

[Bede is a nomadic community living in Bangladesh popularly known as River Gypsies.]
         Also documented at: Mobile School Program for the Bede River Gypsies

One example of an outstanding news report is:

by Emily Wax Washington Post Foreign Service

     (Thursday, September 27, 2007)

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  • One example of a book referring to floating schools:

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Other Countries

The floating school concept has also spread to other countries:

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