Floating Boat Schools Give Students A Second Chance

If you’re a kid from a small Philippine fishing village, there are a lot of reasons you might not be attending school regularly, like discrimination, poverty, or inaccessibility. But one Bangladesh-based organization is aiding students who’ve been marginalized by the formal education system with a novel solution: floating boat schools. Last June, the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) provided seven villages in the Philippines with boats upon which local students can learn to read and write, with the goal of preparing them for the mainstream educational system.