During Floods, Floating Schools Bring the Classroom to Students
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During Floods, Floating Schools Bring the Classroom to Students


(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)

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82 thoughts on “During Floods, Floating Schools Bring the Classroom to Students

  1. speechless!!! Being an architect,he could have been working in a nice,posh environment & earning a lot of money! Instead,he thought for the poor children & their education! Such a marvelous guy with a beautiful mind. Happy to know about this floating school & i also want to do something great like this for the poor people after my graduation!

  2. I’m glad that they are able to go to school even if flooding occurs, nice to see that such architects exists

  3. That's Amazing and see how we can deal bad things but sometimes the bad things go away, Very nice how people are changing the world to learn 🙂

  4. Though the intention to help is there i dont think this is self sufficient and just a short term bandaid to a bigger problem. Unless they get a support from their own govt this project might be short lived.

  5. ভাই আপনার ভাবনা ও কর্ম কে সাধু বাদ জানাই

  6. Awww I absolutely love this idea of bringing education to people when physical circumstances makes it difficult to but you find a way around it! Awesome 🙂

  7. Considering how low Bangladesh's elevation is, their government should also start investing in projects like these.

  8. Can u guys also check the classrom situation in the philippines? The situation there is even worst than in bangladesh

  9. Its actually really hard in our country to go to school when flood happens. Rain is unpredictable in Bangladesh. A few hours of rain can cause the roads to flood. And it is worse in the village area because rain happens there all the time. The Government is trying but its a natural disaster that happens every year and we can not predict how bad it will be this year or the next. God bless this man for doing something for this children. Thank you for covering it.

  10. Very inspiring. There are a lot of communities where children don't have access to education. His novel way of tackling the matter for this community is great.

  11. BOM DIA LINOO VIDEO DE ESCOLA NA AGUA EDUCAR E TUDO CRIANCAS E FELIZES DA GOSTO DE VER PARABENS EXEMPLO DE QUE PRA ESTUDAR E ADIQUERIR CONHECIMENTOS NAO TEM LINITES.
    BEIJINHOS NO CORACAO!!!!

  12. Good design should always look to improve the quality of life of people who need it. It's my dream to follow this great man example and create something to help the community.

  13. this is the kind of story that gives me some hope for the future, creating technologies to allow children to have education, no matter where and in what situation, is something everyone should be concerned about. ♥

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