Bangladesh is prone to floods. At least twice a year, the country experiences floods which disrupt daily life in the country. Millions of citizens suffer and remain without access to clean water, electricity, and other necessities. It also becomes almost impossible for students to attend schools. To solve this problem, a non-profit organisation called Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha built schools that float.
Each of these boat schools are equipped with computers, internet access and a small library. Power is provided through solar panels.
These schools remain functional and operate as normal even when there are floods in the country and all other services remain closed. These boat schools pick students up from docks and riversides, then dock somewhere so that class can begin. When the class is over, these boat schools return the students to their homes and another group of students are picked up. So far thousands of children have benefitted from these boat schools. The organisation has also built floating houses and healthcare centres.