Solar-powered internet school set to benefit children in rural Africa

Author: David Smith, Guardian [UK], Published on: 28 October 2011

Children in the farthest corners of rural Africa are the target of a mobile, solar-powered classroom...The classroom, built inside a 12-metre-long shipping container by electronics firm Samsung, has an array of gadgets including laptops, a video camera and a 50-inch e-board in place of a blackboard. According to the manufacturers, the "solar powered internet school" can easily be carried by truck to remote areas, survive harsh weather conditions and, crucially, operate where there is no electricity supply.

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