A School… That Floats!?

Can you imagine a floating school? In the lagoon of Lagos, Nigeria, this unbelievable vision has become a reality. Residents of the city built a neighborhood on the lagoon so they can live and work, adding this floating school to help the nearly 1,000 students who live in the Makoko slum get the education they deserve. This school is a prototype of how cities can address housing shortages and help the environment.

Inspired by this story? See how Nailatu Al-Quasm, a young Nigerian girl, plans to use her education to help others.

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