The Repurpose Schoolbag: A Powerful Innovation Project


A South African innovation project uses the power of re-purposing to help more children in rural areas get access to the education they need and deserve.

The Repurpose schoolbag is a recycled schoolbag that is rechargeable so that it can transform into a light so that children can study when they get home. This innovation gives vulnerable children the dignity to carry their books to school, to go to and from school safely and the ability to study in the evenings. The Repurpose schoolbag team, Rethaka (Pty) Ltd, is a purpose-driven social business based in Rustenburg, South Africa.

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Programs that provide opportunities for people in the community to acquire the knowledge, skills, desirable qualities of behavior and character, wisdom and general competence that will enable them to fully participate in and enjoy the social, political, economic and intellectual life of the community. Home-Based Education; Home Education; Home Schooling

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See also: +COMMON CODE Advocacy (**B); Hate Crimes Prevention (I02.07); Housing Discrimination (I05.08); Voter Services (W08.05)


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