Repurpose Schoolbags

Repurpose Schoolbags are solar powered schoolbags made from plastic shopping bags. As a child walks to and from school, the child charges the solar panel which will later transform into a light for the child to safely complete their homework without the risks candles and kerosene lanterns pose. Each Repurpose Schoolbag is fitted with a retro-reflective material to heighten a child's visibility on the road to motorists.

CAMPAIGN OBJECTIVES

To give children an opportunity to become whoever they want to be by giving them more time to perfect their spelling or practice their maths at night. We aim to help get children to and back from school safely.
Give children their dignity back.

HOW THE OBJECTIVES WERE ACHIEVED

The Repurpose Schoolbag was built with all necessary functionalities. A solar panel for light, retro-reflective material for visibility and safety and a funky, trendy design for the child to carry his/her bag with pride.

CAMPAIGN INNOVATIONS

A solar powered schoolbag - the Repurpose Schoolbag.

CAMPAIGN IMPACT

We have managed to sell and distribute 5000 Repurpose Schoolbags in multiple African countries like South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique and currently securing Nigeria.

CHALLENGES FACED

Growing the team and organization to suit demand.

LESSONS LEARNT

Things do not always go to plan and that's fine, it gives one the opportunity to learn something new while devising a plan B.

COUNTRY

South Africa

CITY

Rustenburg

WEBSITE

http://www.repurposeschoolbags.com

FACEBOOK PAGE

https://www.facebook.com/repurposeschoolbags