Solar Backpacks Provide Light For Evening Study
Recycled from plastic bags, back packs are equipped with solar panels.
There are still areas of the world that don’t have access to electricity and at night many depend upon dangerous candles, kerosene lanterns and the like. In South Africa, the Rethaka Foundation provides the Repurpose School Bags equipped with solar panels that provide a renewable light source for kids in disconnected regions.
Many children in poverty-stricken communities don’t have backpacks to carry school supplies, books and homework. Now, Repurpose has created a stylish and sturdy backpack from recycled plastic bags for this purpose and more. Attached to the backpack is a small solar panel that creates energy while the bag is in the sun. On a full charge the bag will power a small lamp for up to 12 hours.
Repurpose works with no-fee schools lacking basic supplies, as well as ‘giving partners’ who are willing to fund the creation and delivery of the backpacks. Participating schools place orders to receive the right sizes and quantity of bags for their pupils.
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