Repurpose-Schoolbag-RK-33-copyGenius idea from this women run business in Rustenberg, South Africa. Repurpose School Bags takes plastic bags and turns them into backpacks that have a solar charging panel, providing kids with up to 12 hours of light by which to do their homework. Many kids in South Africa walk to school and have no electricity. Absolutely genius solution. What’s more, they distribute the bags by asking people to sponsor them, so in the end, no cost to the kids who really need them.

Great program. Genius idea.