A Light-Up Backpack Keeps Students Safe While Heading Back to School
Repurpose Schoolbags are solar-powered, making the road to education less dangerous for millions
Rethaka builds schoolbags that keep students safe on the roads and provides light to their nighttime studying. Under the label Repurpose Schoolbags, the bags are made from recycled plastic and are distributed to children in depressed communities.
There are three million children dying each year from incidents related to kerosene lanterns and similar alternatives while three children die everyday on South African roads. The Repurpose Schoolbags website use these dire statistics to highlight the danger 11.4 million South African children who walk to and from school face everyday.