Where Are They Now?: Repurpose school bags

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With so much focus on switching to renewable energy resources, it can be easy to forget that there are still parts of the world that don’t have any adequate electricity infrastructure at all. At night, entire communities plunge into darkenss unless they fire up dangerous, polluting kerosene lanterns. That’s why we paid particularly close attention to a startup called Rethaka, which created school bags for children that are made of recycled material, and come with solar panels that charge during the day and can be used as homework lanterns at night. Not only was the idea intelligently meeting multiple needs,…

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