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School by Boat: Architect Brings Classrooms, and Healthcare, To Flood-Prone Bangladesh

A fleet of solar-powered boats—equipped with classrooms, healthcare, and other services—is helping reach Bangladeshis who are stranded by floods.

Every year, during monsoon season, much of low-lying Bangladesh goes underwater. As climate change causes rising sea levels, the flooding has gotten worse. When the floods come, millions of families are stranded in their homes without clean drinking water, electricity, or access to services like school or healthcare—for months at a time. Now, in some areas, the land is underwater all year long.

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