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By David Kebo
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About

We recycle old shipping containers to build mobile classrooms that can seat up to 18 students.

Design by: Global Archiconsult

Front view of the container classroom
Front view of the container classroom

The structure has insulation and a wide ventilation system to maintain a comfortable temperature.

Interior view from the front
Interior view from the front

There are 05 rows in the classroom and 03 seats on each row. The front has storage space and bookshelves.

Interior view from the back
Interior view from the back

 

A lifetime learning experience
A lifetime learning experience

Our goal is to teach students basics of computer science: 

  • Understand the purpose and basics of a computer
  • Access to the internet
  • Basic coding skills
A lifetime learning experience
A lifetime learning experience

The Mobile Shipping Containers Lab has solar panels on top that generate 09 hours of electricity a day. 

Solar panels on top of the container
Solar panels on top of the container

The classroom can be moved by truck so that students in remote areas with no electricity can benefit from learning.

Mobility
Mobility

We collect rainwater from the roof, in a water tank. The rainwater is used for cleaning the classroom or watering the students' garden.

Side view with a tank for collecting rainwater
Side view with a tank for collecting rainwater

The mobile classroom saves power and reduces electrical bills. We also include 18 Raspberry Pi units for students to learn how to code.  

We are opting for the Raspberry Pi because: 

  • This embedded system is suitable for deployment in developing countries 
  • It is affordable: 10 times cheaper than a regular desktop 
  • It is portable and lightweight It is energy efficient (2 Watts), 50 times less power than a regular desktop 
  • It runs open source software 
  • It is powerful enough for the teaching of basic computer science in schools
18 Raspberry Pi
18 Raspberry Pi

What will this Campaign fund? 

When you fund this campaign, you help us achieve the following goals 

  • 1. Buy and recycle used shipping containers in useful learning tools 
  • 2. Get more Raspberry Pi in the hands of students 
  • 3. Get solar panels for renewable energy 
  • 4. Hire a teacher to teach the students
Truck mobility
Truck mobility

 

Solar panels
Solar panels

 

Instructor
Instructor

What problem do we solve ?

  • We solve the problem of lack of access to education in rural areas
  • We solve the problem of computer illiteracy
  • We solve the problem of recurring power outages in classrooms
  • We solve the problem of classroom mobility
  • We help schools on a low budget to improve the quality of education

This project will be implemented in Benin after successful funding.

Design by: Global Archiconsult

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Designer Daniel Ballou calls Long Beach - one of the world’s busiest ports. In homage to his city’s shipyards, he has created “Cargo Container,” scaled down from 8 feet to 8 inches. Looks great either by themselves or stacked. We love these displayed on the shelf or as desktop storage.

The Cargo Container pen holder
The Cargo Container pen holder

 

Risks and challenges

The mobile classroom is sustainable because of its low-cost renewable energy. By using a combination of efficient building, solar energy and microcomputers it offers a new low-cost and durable solution for schools. However, the solar panels have a limited lifetime. Eventually, these panels will need to be replaced every 8 to years.

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